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Italian ~ Day and Evening Available

Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.


Italian 1: Beginners Part 1 ~ Day & Evening
This course, for people new to Italian, focuses on practical conversation and basic language structure. It is a must for people traveling to Italy. Please bring the text, Italian Made Simple and handouts. Instructor Sylvana Serravezza is a native of Venice and teacher of Italian for many years at local universities and in Ridgefield Continuing Education. She is also a marketing representative for an Italian company.

8 Sessions $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for summer or fall dates.


Italian 1: Beginners Part 2 ~ Evening
This course is a continuation of beginners part 1. Newcomers with some background of the languages basic structure are welcome. Whether for travel, business, or to extend your knowledge, the course will cover vocabulary and basic grammar of this beautiful language, plus culture, food, travel, and topics of interest. It is a must for people traveling to Italy. Students should bring the text, Italian Made Simple to class. Other handouts included. Instructor Sylvana Serravezza is a native of Venice and teacher of Italian for many years at local universities and in Ridgefield Continuing Education. She is also a marketing representative for an Italian company.

5 Sessions $94 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $75)
Wed., 5/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 6:00 to 7:25 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



Italian: Intermediate, Part 2 ~ Evening
This class is a continuation of the class from Fall 2017. Students that have a previous study of the language and are comfortable with basic grammar may join. This course will focus on advancing our grammar and expand vocabulary with reading, writing, and pronunciation, plus colloquial idioms. Students should bring the text, Italian Made Simple to class. Other handouts included. Instructor Sylvana Serravezza is a native of Venice and teacher of Italian for many years at local universities and in Ridgefield Continuing Education. She is also a marketing representative for an Italian company.

6 Sessions $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 119)
Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for summer or fall dates.



Italian: Advanced ~ Evening
Prerequisite: Italian Level 3 (intermediate) and comfortable with immersion in this beautiful language. Prerequisite: Italian Level 3 (intermediate) and comfortable with immersion in this beautiful language. This 6 week course is aimed at further developing the four basic skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing). Culture will be an integral part of the course. Contemporary usage, reading of “novelle” and independent weekly assignments to be presented and to be discussed by the class. Material and book chapter printout will be provided. Instructor Sylvana Serravezza is a native of Venice and teacher of Italian for many years at local universities and in Ridgefield Continuing Education. She is also a marketing representative for an Italian company.

5 Sessions $ 125 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 100)
Wed., 5/2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School