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Beginners Italian 101 Fall session (1st of 12)

  • Oct 15, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Once again we'll offer a 12 week class specifically for those who are just starting to learn Italian. The beginner class will be:

  • starting at 6:00pm and ending at 7:25 pm;
  • on the second floor of the building directly behind the United Church;
  • with Umberto as your teacher.

This beginners course is designed for members with little or no prior experience with Italian. Introduction to the basic principles of language necessary for written and oral communication. Please note that students are required to attend all 12 classes in order to move to the next level. You will find most of the topics and homework on the book "That's allegro 1 with CD" ISBN[masked]-983. The book is available online at this link:


  • If your intention is to "pay as you go", then please pay $20.00 with your RSVP or bring a check written to "Passatempo, LLC" in the amount of $20.00. We prefer not to receive cash payments.
  • To pay for the series of Italian 101 series of 12 lessons, please CLICK HERE. You may also bring a check written to "Passatempo, LLC" in the amount of $180.00. Paying in advance saves you money. (Each lesson is only $15.00 when payed in advance).


  • The course will start Monday, October 15th and will end after 12 classes on Monday, January the 7th.
  • Missed classes: Umberto will send summary and homework via email upon request.
  • Classes could be canceled in case of inclement weather and recovered at the end of the course.
  • No food allowed in the class room so please plan accordingly.
  • Arriving by Metro: The closest metro stations are Farragut North and Farragut West. Foggy Bottom is also an option. The school entrance is at the end of the parking lot beside the United Church at the corner of 20th & G Street, NW.
  • Arriving by car: Please note that the parking lot is only for the church members. However, there is public parking close to the church. The least expensive option for parking is the Marvin Center Garage. It's located between 22nd & 21st Streets and cost only $8.00 after 6:00pm.

If you have any questions, please send a message to your organizer or teacher.

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  • Steph

    Here is something that I am using to help with the basics we learned in last class. Great website.

    October 24, 2012

    • Umberto T.

      Thank you for sharing Stephony. Very interesting.

      October 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello All, Class will be in session starting Monday. I'm sorry for any confusion I caused when I cancelled the class. Buona lezione! Have a great lesson! -- Keith

    October 12, 2012

  • Christina M.

    I am so excited to start this class!!! I will pay in full $180.00 at the door, if that's ok. I received my book (Allegro) and CD and cannot wait to start. I can speak some Italian from my grandparents who came here from Italy so I cannot wait to speak Italian with my Dad!! :)

    October 2, 2012

    • Umberto T.

      It is ok Christina. Grazie Christina e arrivederci.

      October 7, 2012

  • Vinoth T

    Hi, I came to hear about this group only last month and i couldnt join the summer session and that time i told i am planning to take the fall session. but now again i will be gone out of States for 4 weeks in November and December. what would you suggest me to do at this situation? thank you.

    September 20, 2012

    • Umberto T.

      Hello Vinoth, there will be a spring session for sure but you can also join some classes and pay as you go. Grazie e arrivederci.

      September 20, 2012

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