Basic and Intermediate italian Language Classes offered at Western Reserve historical Society in Cleveland

The Western Reserve Historical Society and NOIA Foundation are pleased to continue offering a series of both Beginners as well as Intermediate/Advanced level Italian Language classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local Universities.        
This 8 week, 90-minute, Saturday morning course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of Italian, or for those who were exposed to the Italian spoken language but are in need of studying or reviewing the basic grammatical structures. It is intended to give basic skills in reading, listening and speaking, with a focus on developing comprehension and communication skills. The fundamental elements of grammar, phonetics, and syntax will be introduced by using a functional situation approach. A part of each lesson will be dedicated to real situation exercises, grammar drills and consolidation of the material, deepening of concepts through cultural readings, conversations, role games, listening, and reading exercises. No matter what the motivation is – personal interest, upcoming travels or researching your genealogy - learning Italian will make any experience much more fun and engaging!

Dates & Times:
Saturdays, April 18 – June 13, 2020 (no class June 6)
10 - 11:30 a.m. – Beginners level
12 - 1:30 p.m. -  Intermediate/Advanced level    

$120, WRHS members: $100
To register via email please contact  Shannon Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or register online at
Contact Serena Scaiola at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;  

Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106. Parking is not included. Please check WRHS website ( for parking rates. There is free parking on the weekend at the meters.

Suggested Materials:
Italian Grammar (Quickstudy: Academic) by Inc. BarCharts; Italian Verb Conjugation Card (Foreign Language Verb Conjugation Cards) by Marcel Danesi. Both available on Amazon.