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Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer except July and August. In July some classes may be taken overseas, provided that our abroad courses are available. Classes in the main campus in Baltimore are formed based on enrollments. Some courses need a minimum number of five students to be offered.

In this page you find the list of all courses. Click on the title of a course to read more about it. Clicking on the course of your interest, however, does not enroll you in a class. To register you have to mail the proper registration form with the required deposit to the school office. Send us an e-mail if you need assistance.

Sorry, courses for children under 16 years old are not offered anymore. We offer only classes for adults.
 
LANGUAGE COURSES
> Elementary Italian for Beginners 1
course

-If you have never studied Italian before

> Elementary Italian 2
course

- if you have taken one course of Elementary Italian elsewhere for at least two months before

> Elementary Italian 3
course

- if you have a good grasp of the basics of the language but you would like to complete the study of the grammar structures

> Intermediate Italian
course

- if you are able to communicate in Italian using most of the verbal tenses and grammar structures but want to review them, to improve fluency and vocabulary

> Advanced Italian
course

- if your grammar structures are already consolidated and you wish most of all to practice your oral and written skills to improve fluency and vocabulary

> Italian through the Opera
course

- for Intermediate/Advanced level students who want to develop their linguistic skills while discovering the tradition of Opera

> Italian through Films
course

This new course is specifically designed for students who have a good grasp of the basics of the Italian language and wish to develop the four skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension, working on a variety of activities based on selected popular Italian movies.

> Individual Classes
course

- if you would like one-on-one classes, or need tutoring in specific areas of the language. .

LANGUAGE COURSES
> Dante's Inferno
course

The first of the three canticles of the Divine Comedy, Inferno describes the experience of Dante Alighieri in hell, during his imaginary journey in the afterlife: the course examines selected cantos of this medieval literary masterpiece on human frailty, the power of religion, politics, poetry and love.
in English in Italian

> Reciting Dante (Recitando Dante)
course

The course -- for students who have completed at least 3 courses in Italian -- focuses on the reading of selected cantos from the Divine Comedy and the preparation of a play to be recited for the audience of the Center.

> Literary Meetings: Italian Literature of the 20th Century
course

Selections from contemporary Italian authors of poetry and narrative. Each session consists of brief lectures, readings, and class discussions based on assigned works. The literary texts are examined within their historical and cultural context and for what they communicate to today’s readers.
In English In Italian

> Italian Cities: Art, History, Urbanism
course

For students of all levels, a course designed to explore some major buildings and the urban landscapes of Italy. Cities such as Venice, Rome and Florence will be the focus of special attention, as we take a detailed view at their emblematic monuments, the squares, the different neighborhoods, and the buildings (religious and secular). The course wants to explain how these elements express bonds between people, and above all how they originate spaces charged with memories of many generations of city-dwellers. In English

> 80 Years of Italian Life: Portraits of Italy from World War II to the Present
course

Cultural readings, historical documents, literature and films are examined in this course and considered as parallel paths that bring us to discover the various portraits, often contradictory, of contemporary Italian society. Films are in Italian with English subtitles.
In Italian

> Masters of Cinematography
course

Rossellini's and De Sica's neorealism, Fellini's grotesque and magical world, Antonioni's aesthetics, Visconti's sense of decadence in history, Amelio's films as social and political commitment, are some choices of the subjects and themes of this course. Italian movies, with subtitles, are viewed at home and then discussed in class.
In Italian

> Advanced Italian with Federico Fellini
course

For students with an Intermediate-Advanced knowledge of the Italian language this 8 week course introduces eight Italian movies directed by Federico Fellini that cover a span of almost forty years of his life, and it examines his unique art in film making.

> Italian Songs From the ’30s to Nowadays ( La canzone italiana dagli Anni Trenta ad oggi )
course

Following the evolution of the Italian canzone from its origin to nowadays students listen to the most popular songs that marked a span of the Italian history and culture in the 20th century.

> Readings in Latin Literature
course

The course includes a class by class review of Latin forms, grammar, and syntax through a first hand experience of ancient texts.

> Going to Italy. Course of Orientation for Travelers.
course

This course is designed for those who do not have the time to study the Italian language, but who would like to plan their visit to Italy knowing practical information of the country and its people prior to departure.

> Laboratorio di traduzione- Laboratory of Translation
course

Laboratorio di Traduzione (English/Italian and Italian/English)
Eight-session course to improve your translation skills.

> Italian Language for Children
course

This course is offered only in the months of May-June. It may be offered in other months of the year upon request of an entire group.

This introductory language course aims to develop children's skills in speaking, reading, understanding and writing, in a lively and entertaining atmosphere. Some light homework is assigned. Ages 6-12.

CUISINE COURSES
> The Mediterranean Style. A Healthier Way to Eat
course

Learn how to prepare several popular Italian dishes by actually cooking with the instructor. Each session also offers explanations on culinary customs, historical curiosities on ingredients, techniques, and social customs related to food.
In English

LABORATORY
> Exercise on-line
course

This is not a course. It is a tutorial service offered online only.

> Italian Pen Pal
course

This is not a course. It is a service offered by the Center for Italian Studies to the students who wish to write letters in Italian on various topics.
Write your letters in Italian. Practice your writing skills with our native Italian "pen pal" that will answer you directly from Italy.

Scrivete in italiano le vostre lettere. Potrete far pratica e migliorare le vostre capacita' di scrittura con il nostro corrispondente che vi rispondera' direttamente dall' Italia.

> Italian Course Online
course

This course is designed for students who would like to practice the study of the Italian language independently without attending to the regular classes, but working on the computer. This course can be useful for students who have never taken Italian before and also for who has taken Elementary Italian at level 1 and wish to review the material covered at this level.

 
 
 
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
 
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