Adult classes focus on vocabulary enrichment and mastery of various grammatical structures. All classes are conducted mainly in Italian, in accordance with our full-immersion philosophy, with the exception of some beginner courses.

classes start again in feb. Classes are based on a three level system, which allows students at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels to find the class best suited to their desires and skill. Students’ placement in one of the above mentioned categories is based on the completion of an entrance exam.

Beginner Courses (I and II):

Mission: mastery of basic conversation, vocabulary acquisition, response to everyday situations (students should be comfortable with introductions, talking about themselves, eating out, shopping, and travelling abroad)
Covers: Basic grammar, proper expression, idiomatic phrases
Classwork is based upon short dialogues, interactive conversation, listening comprehension from CDs and videos, and role-playing
Curriculum is based on various themes that will be explored through textbooks, short stories, and dialogue/listening exercises

Intermediate Courses (I and II):

Mission: Mastery of more complex grammatical structures, fluid communication, and comprehension and analysis of short stories
Covers: Complex grammatical concepts and vocabulary-students should be comfortable discussing complicated concepts, such as politics, social issues, personal views. Students will also be expected to read and analyze short stories and articles.
Curriculum is based primarily on a predetermined textbook, intense drill practice, regular conversation on progressively complex topics, and the use of readers and videos to increase comprehension.

Advanced Courses (I and II):

Mission: Vocabulary improvement, deepening existing conversation and reading skill, while enhancing knowledge of Italian culture
Covers: Review of complex grammatical structure, in-class discussions of a variety of complex topics and issues, refinement and enrichment of current linguistic dexterity and comprehension
Curriculum is based primarily on conversation and discussion of reading materials, as well as film and various other media. Students will be expected to both read and write essays in Italian, as well as compose original work outside of class.

Adult classes meet once a week. Italian School NJ offers:

  • – a Fall semester that starts the first week of October and ends in mid-or end of February
  • – a Late Fall semester that starts in Mid-November and ends in mid-March.
  • – a Spring semester that starts right after the Fall semester and ends mid-June.

All 3 semesters comprise 14 lessons, 1-5 hour long each.

Italian School NJ will be closed on Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day weekend and other holidays or school breaks.
Classes are suspended over the summer: only private and semiprivate tutoring is available.

Private and Semi-Private lessons can be arranged on an individual basis at the convenience of the student.

Online registration forms are available on the schedule & registration page.

All classes are held at:
49 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 200
East Hanover, NJ (intersection of Route 10) conveniently located near Interstate 287

Group Classes for Adults:

  • All levels – Every weekday morning, afternoon & evening

If none of the scheduled classes are convenient, you many request an alternate time by using the Request a class / tutoring form to specify your preferences. Classes can start any time once we receive 4 applications for the same time and day.

It may be possible to join on-going classes based on space availability and teacher’s approval.

Students’ placement in classes other then beginners may be based on the completion of an entrance test.

Italian School NJ offers the following discount opportunities.

Full Year Registration Program
** Sign up for the fall & spring semester together to receive a 10% discount on both semesters.

Sibling & Family Member Discount Program
** Italian School NJ offers a 5% discount for each family member registered.

Referral Program
Spread the word about Italian School NJ and you will be rewarded.
Refer a friend or family member: if they sign up for classes or lessons, you will receive a 5% discount on the cost of your next semester.

Gift Certificate Program
Give the gift of Italian to those that you love and you will save. Purchase your gift certificate today.
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Please note that only one discount can be applied.