Italian: Beginner Level 2

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 2 is for students who have at least 10 hours of classroom time in the language within the last year, can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need in the language, and can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live and the people they know. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning their immediate concrete surroundings, read very simple sentences, ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics, and write a short, simple note. Instructor: Elena Lori



Start Date

September 23, 2020









9 Wednesdays, 11:15am-12:45pm. Begins Sep. 23 No class Nov. 12

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register the day before the class begins or after the first 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: Elena Lori


Elena Lori

Elena Lori, born and raised in Northeastern of Italy, received her bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Trento. She worked as lawyer for 15 years and then moved to Cambridge. In Italy she worked several years with refugees and Roma people. She has taught Italian as a volunteer, to foreigners and to Roma teenagers.