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Language Classes

Learning Italian and Sicilian

Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Fall languages classes! Please check with your instructor or Toni Marie Di Leo to confirm which week your class level begins.
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This page is dedicated to Dr. Renata Giacobbe (1938-2013)

Italian Classes

Conversation Italian

Instructed by
Andrew Serio
September 24 – December 17
Saturdays, 10:00 AM

Children’s Italian

Instructed by
Dominica Scaife
September 24 – December 17
Saturdays, 11:00 AM

Intermediate Italian

Instructed by
Marco Trivellato
September 26 – December 19
Mondays, 6:00 PM

Beginner Italian

Instructed by
Luciana Galante
September 26 – December 19
Mondays, 7:15 PM

Beginner Italian

Instructed by
Manola De Munda & Paul Castricone
September 27 – December 20
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM

Advanced Beginner Italian

Instructed by
Maria Garozzo Payne
September 22 – December 15
Thursdays, 1:00 PM

Beginner Italian

Instructed by
Maria Garozzo Payne
September 22 – December 15
Thursdays, 2:30 PM

Sicilian Classes

Conversation Sicilian

Instructed by
Angelo Coniglio & Maria Garozzo Payne
September 24 – December 17
Saturdays, 11:15 AM

Sicilian I

Instructed by
Angelo Coniglio & Maria Garozzo Payne
September 26 – December 19
Mondays, 6:00 PM

Class Cost

Class cost is as follows:

  • $120.00 for CCI Members
  • $175.00 for non-members

To register send a check to CCI Buffalo, 2351 Delaware Ave. Buffalo NY 14216. If have any questions, contact Toni Marie Di Leo at 716-432-9512 or email her at ccibuffalo@gmail.com.

Upcoming Classes

Meet the Instructors

Paul Castricone Headshot

Paul Castricone

Advanced Beginner Lessons

Marco Trivellato Headshot

Marco Trivellato

Intermediate Lessons

Manola de Munda headshot

Manola De Munda

Beginner Lessons

Andrew Serio Headshot

Andrew Serio

Conversation Class

Luciana Galante Headshot

Luciana Gallante

Beginner Lessons

Angelo Felice Coniglio Headshot

Angelo Felice Coniglio

Sicilian Instructor

Maria Garozza Payne Headshots

Maria Garozzo-Payne, MPA

Sicilian Instructor

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the CCI is requiring class participants to provide proof of vaccination. If participants are not vaccinated, they must wear a mask for the entire class duration. Please be advised that class location is subject to change based on Erie County mandates and CDC recommendations. If language lessons must transition to an online format, participants are entitled to a full refund if they do not wish to take the class online. For more information about CCI’s language lessons and COVID, please contact Toni Marie Di Leo at 716-432-9512.