Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
Italian is the Romance language spoken by over 57 million people in Italy and over 70 million more across the world. It is the language of many of the world’s writers, artists, and performers. It is famous for its artistic and cultural heritage, as well as for its outstanding natural attractions. Of world-wide fame and interests are its industries in fashion, food, opera, sports, cars, …(Versace, Gucci, Prada/ pasta al pesto, risotto alla Milanese, Parmigiano/ Verdi, Puccini, Pavarotti/ Formula Uno, Giro d’Italia, soccer/ Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo …).
In a world of globalization, knowledge of the Italian language provides many opportunities, including the direct contact that allows one to appreciate the wonderful culture and people of la bell’Italia.