NEXT VIRTUAL ITALIAN LESSONS START SEPTEMBER 20, 2021!

Learn Italian | CCI Buffalo

Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo is pleased to announce that we will be offering in person Italian lessons again starting on Monday, September 20th and Tuesday, September 21st.

Location: 2351 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216

CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS & PRECAUTIONS | 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 mandations 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 716-783-7555.

CLASSES OFFERED:

    1. BEGINNER 6:00 pm

    • Monday, September 20th – December 6th
    • Instructor: Paul Castricone

     

    2. ADVANCED BEGINNER 7:15 pm

    • Monday, September 20th – December 6th
    • Instructor: Celeste Marotta

     

    3. INTERMEDIATE 6:00 pm

    • Tuesday, September 21st – December 7th
    • Instructor: Marco Trivellato

    4. BEGINNER 7:15 pm

    • Tuesday, September 21st – December 7th
    • Instructor: Luciana Galante

     

    5. CONVERSATION 10:00 am

    • Saturday, September 18th – December 11th
    • Instructor: Andrew Serio

     

    Class cost is as follows:

    • $96 for CCI Members
    • $144 for non-members.

     

    If you are interested in taking the online classes please contact Toni Marie Di Leo at 716-783-7555 or ccibuffalo@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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

    Meet the Instructors!

    Paul Castricone

    Paul Castricone

    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.    

    Marco Trivellato

    Marco Trivellato

    Intermediate 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

    Advanced Beginner 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.

    Andrew Serio

    Andrew Serio

    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.

    Luciana Galante

    Luciana Galante

    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.

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