Learn Italian | CCI Buffalo

Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for a new session of Italian Lessons beginning September 30 through December 16, 2019.

We will be offering lessons for Adults at the Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate and an Advanced Conversational level.

Lessons will be offered in PACKS OF TWELVE and enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.

Class cost is as follows:

  • $96 for CCI Members
  • $144 for non-members.
  • Children’s Lessons are Free for CCI Members

Please contact Toni Marie Di Leo at 716-832-2653 to register.
Private lessons are also available.

This page is dedicated to
Dr. Renata Giacobbe
(1938-2013)

Fall 2019 Class Schedule

Advanced Conversational Level

Saturday, September 28, 2019
beginning at 10:00 AM

Beginner Children's Lessons

Saturday, September 28, 2019
beginning at 11:15 AM

Adult Beginner Level

Monday, September 30, 2019
beginning at 6:00 PM

Adult Advanced Beginner Level

Monday, September 30, 2019
beginning at 6:00 PM

Adult Beginner Level

Monday, September 30, 2019
beginning at 7:15 PM

Adult Intermediate Level

Monday, September 30, 2019
beginning at 7:15 PM

Meet the Instructors!

Marco Trivelatto

Marco Trivelatto

Beginner Lessons

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others, can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. The student can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.    

Luciana Galante

Luciana Galante

Advanced Beginner Lessons

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). The student can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.  Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. Can give briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.  

Celeste Marotta

Celeste Marotta

Intermediate Lessons

Can understand the main idea of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with the degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Ernesta Mc Elvein

Ernesta Mc Elvein

Conversation Class

Can understand a wide range of demanding, long texts, and recognize implicit meaning.  Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expression. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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