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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!

Beginners:

WEEK 1 – Grammar:

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

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

WEEK 2 – Comprehension:

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

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

WEEK 3 – Communication:

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

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

Intermediate

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

Advanced

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

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This summer at Parla Presto

This year as usual in June the people of PP will take a vacation to Italy and will study there in a full immersion setting for 10 days.

Here is what we are planning in July and August.

Three different workshops for 3 different levels of language:
advanced –beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Each person may take up to three workshops (90 minutes each) and each will have a different focus:

  • Understanding the language
  • Communicating
  • Grammar

We will use a number of tools and media (music, film, stories, games etc…) to enhance your Italian learning experience.

This summer we are offering a condensed course that everybody can customize according to their own needs or preference.

Prices of 90 minutes workshop:

  • One for $65
  • Two for $120
  • Three for $180

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Workshop Descriptions:

Beginners:

  • Grammar:
    NOVICE:Rules of Agreement: how to structure sentences. Exercises to manage the structure of your conversation.
    and
    ADV.BEG. Parlare nel passato: how to narrate in past and present tense. Exercises to practice two past tenses.
  • Comprehension:
    Ascoltare & Capire: Through the view of cultural videos, you will be encouraged to understand and discuss the meaning of each little skit.
  • Communicating:
    Oggi…: You will be guided to put together a short oral presentation without the help of the dictionary.

Intermediate:

  • Grammar:
    Breve viaggio nel congiuntivo: you will focus on learning the different uses of the subjunctive mode! Exercises designed to make you practice this new structure.
  • Comprehension:
    Storie ed interviste: through the viewing of videos and interviews to native speakers, you will practice your ability to understand when more than ONE person is speaking…
  • Communicating:
    Raccontami una storia: students will be guided to tell a story. An Italian contemporary short story will be provided in class and no dictionary will be allowed

Advanced:

  • Grammar:
    Concordanza dei tempi del congiuntivo: you will focus on learning the use of subjunctive tenses. Exercises designed to make you practice this structure.
  • Comprehension:
    Guardiamo un film! Viewing a short film, you will be directed how to successfully watch a film in Italian. No English subtitles will be involved.
  • Communicating:
    Indovina che viene a cena! It’s a game that requires a lot of talking! You will learn all the details in class and I promise it will be fun!

The summer workshops will start the week of Monday July 17 and will run for 3 weeks until the first week in August.

Our “regular” fall classes will start in September, after Labor Day.

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