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Italian ~ Day and Evening Available ~ Keep Scrolling!

Reminder: Advanced registration and payment is required.

Classes are listed below. For Fall 2021, classes may be a combination of in person and Zoom (to be determined by each class based on participant locations).

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Italian 1: Beginners 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. Handouts emailed. 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 (14 hours) $ 181 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 148)
Tue., 9/28; 10/5, 12, 19, 26; 11/9, 16, 23 from 7 to 8:45 p.m.; call (203) 431-2812.

Continuing course starts Tuesday, January 25, 2022.


Italian 1: Beginners, Part 2 continued ~ Evening
A continuation of beginners part 1 from spring 2021. Newcomers with some background of the language's 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. Please obtain the text, Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni for class. Other handouts emailed. 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 (9 hours) $ 119 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 95)
Wed., 7/14, 21, 28; 8/4, 11 and 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; call (203) 431-2812.



Italian 2: Intermediate, Part 1 ~ Evening
A continuation of beginners, part 2 continued from summer 2021. Newcomers with some background of the language's 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. Please obtain the text, Italian Made Simple by Cristina Mazzoni for class. Other handouts emailed. 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 (12 hours) $ 160 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 131)
Wed., 9/29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/3, 10, 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; call (203) 431-2812.

Continuing course starts Wednesday, January 26, 2022.


Italian: Intermediate, Part 3 ~ Morning
Prerequisite: Italian 1, Beginners, Part 3 and comfortable with immersion in this beautiful language. This 8 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. 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 is also a marketing representative for an Italian company.

8 Sessions (12 hours) $ 160 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 131)
Thur., 9/30; 10/7, 14, 21, 28; 11/4, 18; 12/2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon; call (203) 431-2812.

Continuing course starts Thursday, January 27, 2022.


Italian: Advanced ~ Evening
Prerequisite: Italian: Intermediate and comfortable with immersion in this beautiful language. This 10 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. 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 is also a marketing representative for an Italian company.

Classes remaining in current session are August 2, 9, 16, 23


10 Sessions (15 hours) $ 186 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 153)
Mon., 9/27; 10/4, 18, 25; 11/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 12/6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; call (203) 431-2812.


Continuing course starts Monday, January 24.



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.


Click here to view several European History classes.