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Italian - Day and Evening Available - Keep Scrolling!


Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.

Classes are listed below. For Spring 2024, classes are in person. Ocassionally we have a Zoom option for classes above the beginner level. Please note location for each course below.

If you are interested in taking or teaching an in-person class please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812.

Click here to view several European History classes.


Italian 1: Beginner, Part 1 - 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 obtain the text, Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni for class. Other handouts 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 has also been a marketing representative for an Italian company.

Available Fall 2024. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldce@gmail.com to be on a notification list.


Italian 1: Beginner, Part 2 Continued - Evening
A continuation of Italian and basic language structure from Spring 2024. It is a must for people traveling to Italy. Please obtain the text, Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni for class. Other handouts 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 has also been a marketing representative for an Italian company.

5 Sessions (7.5 hours) $ 109 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 97)
Mon., 7/8, 15, 22, 29; 8/5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Annex (66 Prospect St.).
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Italian: Intermediate / Advanced - Evening
Prerequisite: A continuation from last session. Newcomers with some background in the language's basic structure are welcome. The course will cover vocabulary and basic grammar of this beautiful language, plus culture, food, travel, and topics of interest. Continue developing skills in listening, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Reading of a short story and independent weekly assignments to be presented and to be discussed by the class. Please obtain the text Advanced Italian Step-by-Step by Paola Nanni-Tate. Handouts 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 has also been a marketing representative for an Italian company.

Sessions
remaining in the current calss are Tue., 5/28; 6/4 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. at Veterans Park School.

5 Sessions (7.5 hours) $ 109 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 97)
Tue.,
7/9, 16, 23, 30; 8/6 from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. at the Annex (66 Prospect St.).


European and Meso American History - Coming this Spring!


The Rise of Civilization in Meso America - The Teotihuacan, Mayans, Toltecs, Aztecs

The Mitford Family and World War II - a Tales of Passion and Pathos

World War II and the Cold War

and more . . .

Click here to view the European and Meso American History classes above.


Why Learn a Foreign Language? in Person? or Online with active Instruction and Participation?

Step away from a rote computer program and into live, active learning of a foreign language.

Absorb news as heard in another country.

Visit another country to see the sites, converse, eat, and enjoy the culture.

Use original genealogical sources.