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ELEMENTARY 1 (A2)… Italian with Laura!
Discover the Italian language and culture.

Online via Zoom – 10 lessons
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm ET – January 13th to March 17th
Instructor: Laura Loddo

ITALY TODAY, with Journalist Nicoletta Nencioli
A reading and conversation class, discussing the news of the day.

Online via Zoom – 10 lessons
Tuesday 12:00–2:00pm ET – January 12th to March 16th
Instructor: Nicoletta Nencioli

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$320.00

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Courses with NIAF (Select Course)

Sign up for one of two options:

ELEMENTARY 1 (A2)… Italian with Laura!
Discover the Italian language and culture.

Online via Zoom – 10 lessons
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm ET – January 13th to March 17th
Instructor: Laura Loddo

ITALY TODAY, with Journalist Nicoletta Nencioli
A reading and conversation class, discussing the news of the day.

Online via Zoom – 10 lessons
Tuesday 12:00–2:00pm ET – January 12th to March 16th
Instructor: Nicoletta Nencioli

CLICK HERE for more about levels and curriculum.

$320.00

    Please register multiples sessions separately.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Sign up for one of two options:

ELEMENTARY 1 (A2)… Italian with Laura!

Discover the Italian language and culture.

Online via Zoom – 10 lessons
Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30 pm ET – January 13th to March 17th
Instructor: Laura Loddo

After the successful “Beginners 2… After Aperitivo,” Instructor Laura Loddo continues this amazing learning experience.

You will learn to express yourself in the past tense and in the imperfect, talking about leisure activities, family, work, ideas, planning, etc. The grammar will focus on nouns and articles, present tense and irregular verbs, reflexives and imperative. Also, direct and indirect object pronouns, prepositions, comparatives and the ‘si’ impersonal form. The best part? The last 15 minutes will be spent exploring various cultural aspects!

This course is for students with basic knowledge of Italian who have already completed the A1 level, which includes Beginners 1 and 2 (A1).

Our method includes various techniques, in order to meet the different learning styles of each student: guided conversations, role play, reading, listening, exercises from the textbook and other sources, songs and video. Students will need to purchase the textbook: Nuovo Contatto A2 (Loescher editore) online.


ITALY TODAY, with Journalist Nicoletta Nencioli

Online via Zoom – 10 lessons
Tuesday 12:00–2:00pm ET – January 12th to March 16th

A reading and conversation class, discussing the news of the day and current events happening in Italy. It is a Pre-Intermediate level course (A2, B1). Grammar in the context will be occasionally covered.

Instructors

Nicoletta Nencioli Aiken

Born in the medieval town of Treviso in the Northeast of Italy, Nicoletta Nencioli Aiken is a journalist,author and teacher.  She comes from a long line of educators, professors and writers, her parents and grandparents have been linguistics and literature teachers.  Ms Nencioli Aiken remembers her earliest Italian-teaching experience – helping her mother review the students’ compositions.  A passion for the humanities brought her to study at the ‘Liceo Classico’ of Treviso, followed by the study of Law at the University of Rome, and Italian literature through ICON.

While in Rome, the call to write led her to pursue a career in journalism where she worked as a writer for the Italian public radio/television RAI and a reporter for several news and literary outlet.  Upon receiving her professional journalist credentials,  she moved to the US in 1992 where she worked for the Venice newspaper ‘Il Gazzettino’ until 2009.  She continues her journalistic work for the main Italian News Service (ANSA), reporting daily on wide range of topics.  Ms Nencioli Aiken in 2008  authored ‘Making out in Italian’  for Tuttle Publishing, a fun guide to the language of Italy as it is actually spoken. After tutoring in italian language and culture american friends and family, she now teaches italian at ICS. In her free time, she can be seen flying back and forth between Washington DC and Venice,bicycling  and speaking Italian to her American husband..

Laura Loddo Moticka

Born in Venice so many years ago, I graduated from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice with an M.A. in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures with a focus on teaching a foreign language. I have been teaching Italian since 2002 to students in high schools and adults. I have an adolescent kid, whom I call “Il mio porcospino”. Together with him and my husband, I like to travel the world and especially explore Italy. In my free time, I like to read historical novels and detective stories; I enjoy listening to music of all kinds and singing in choirs. I also love to bake and make jewelry using Murano glass and all sorts of stones. I must admit that I am also a workaholic who is always in the “I am a teacher and need to find materials and realia for my students” mode.

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