Italian: Beginner Level 1

Italian is spoken as native language by approximately 85 million people in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Throughout the world it is the fifth most studied foreign language. Taught by an experienced and educated instructor, these classes emphasize building vocabulary, solidifying grammar, and improving spoken interaction. Beginner Level 1 is for students who have not studied the language before, or have less than 10 hours of classroom time within the last year. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. Instructors: Maria Grazia Lolla, Elena Lori



Start Date

February 23, 2021









4 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-5:30pm. Begins Feb. 23

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact for the link.  

Please note, this course requires the additional purchase of a textbook: New Italian Espresso, ISBN: 978-88-6182-354-9

Instructors: Maria Grazia Lolla


Maria Grazia Lolla

Native Speaker, Ph.D., University of Cambridge