Learn Italian

2017 Summer Workshop Schedule

Speak Italian Quickly!

Parla Presto summer activities will start on July 17; take a look at the summer workshops schedule and book your classes before June 3rd!


WEEK 1 – Grammar:

Monday July 17, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Advanced Beginner:
Wednesday July 19, 5:30PM-7:00PM

WEEK 2 – Comprehension:

Monday July 24, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Advanced Beginner:
Wednesday July 26, 5:30PM-7:00PM

WEEK 3 – Communication:

Monday July 31, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Advanced Beginner:
Wednesday August 2, 5:30PM-7:00PM


WEEK 1 – Grammar:

Tuesday July 18, 5:30PM-7:00PM or

Thursday July 20, 5:30PM-7:00PM

WEEK 2 – Comprehension:

Tuesday July 25, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Thursday July 27, 5:30PM-7:00PM

WEEK 3 – Communication:

Tuesday August 1, 5:30PM-7:00PM

Thursday August 3, 5:30PM-7:00PM


WEEK 1 – Grammar:

Monday July 17, 7:00PM-8:30PM

Wednesday July 19, 7:00PM-8:30PM

WEEK 2 – Comprehension:

Monday July 24, 7:00PM-8:30PM

Wednesday July 26, 7:00PM-8:30PM

WEEK 3 – Communication:

Monday July 31, 7:00PM-8:30PM

Wednesday August 2, 7:00PM-8:30PM

Click here to register!

Your Teacher

Isabella Perricone

Isabella Perricone has taught Italian in Boston since 1997; she started at the Boston Language Institute, Newton Continuing Education, and the Boston Center for Adult Education. Read More

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Isabella Parricone

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Learn Italian easily and quickly.

Register via email or call Isabella at 617-230-1039.

Think of our classes as a cultural conversation – but you’re speaking and listening in Italian. All done with lots of encouragement, humor (yes, there’s lots of laughter in our classes), and lots of mistakes.

Each class has a conversational theme – fashion, food, or current events in Italy – based on a simple piece of reading in Italian handed out the previous week. The first part of our conversation covers new vocabulary from the reading followed by conversation about the topic with the goal of encouraging you to communicate your thoughts and ideas "off the cuff" in Italian.

  • Classes are small. They’re semi-private with only 3-7 students per class, designed to allow each student plenty of attention and speaking time.
  • Class is conversational. You’re encouraged to engage in several conversational situations each week. Mistakes are encouraged!
  • Topics are real-world. There’s a different theme every week from newspapers, menus, short stories, and more.
  • There’s no homework. Well maybe a little reading – and you're encouraged to build a notebook from your class and reading experience.

We offer classes for every level.

  • Level 1, Beginner: No prior experience in Italian.
  • Level 1a, Advanced Beginner: Some prior exposure to Italian; 100-250 word vocabulary; knowledge of some present-tense regular verbs.
  • Level 2, Intermediate: Vocabulary over 250 words; knowledge of present regular and irregular verbs; can carry on simple conversations in Italian using the present, the past, and the future tense.
  • Level 3, Advanced: Vocabulary over 500 words; fluent in normal conversation at native speed. This is a special, ongoing class that features a different linguistic and cultural focus each session.

Classes are affordable.

Tuition varies according to the length of each course. 8-week classes are $295 and 12-week classes are $420. A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due when you register. The balance is due at the first class meeting.

Classes are easy to get to.

We're located at 135 Lamartine Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. We're on the MBTA Orange Line just a few steps away from Stony Brook Station.
Evening parking is available on the street.

Register via email or call Isabella at 617-230-1039.

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