La Scaletta

“A VOLTE SI PARLA CON IL SILENZIO DELL’ AMORE“

                                                                                              

CLASS SCHEDULE

2018 Quarto Ciclo

       

ITALIAN 1: Learn the basics to achieve the formation of a simple sentence in the present tense. Correct pronunciation and grammar will be taught.

Mon.                            11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            August 13  – October 15                     Book $20.00

Instructor        Therese Licata Paff

 

Mon                             6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 August 13 – October 15                     Book $20.00

Instructor        TBA

 

THU.                           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            August 16 – October 4                       Book $20:00

Instructor        Therese Licata Paff

 

Sat.                              11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            August 18 – October 6                       Book $20.00

Instructor        Theresa Licata Paff

 

 

ITALIAN 2: A continuation of Italian 1. This course will improve sentence structure as the present perfect, the future tense, and increased vocabulary are added.

Mon                             6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 August 13– October 15                      Book  $20.00

Instructor        Vita Maria Mesnick

 

Sat.                              9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             August 18– October 6                        Book $20.00

Instructor        Vita Maria Mesnick

 

BEGINNING CONVERSATION: Based on courses Italian 1, and 2

Grammar review will take place.

 

Thu.                             11:00 AM – 12:45 PM            August 16 – October 4          

Instructor        Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ITALIAN 3:  This course teaches reflexive verbs, direct and indirect pronouns, and the imperative.

Thu.                             6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 August – 16 – October 4        Book $20

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

Fri                                9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             August 17- October 5             Book $20.00

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ITALIAN 4: This course will offer double object pronouns, the imperfect tense, comparisons, the conditional, and more.

Tue                              1:00 PM – 2:15 PM                 August 14 – October 2                        Book $20.00

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION: This conversation will be based on courses Italian 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Grammar review will take place.

 

Tue                              9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             August 14 – October 2                      

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ITALIAN 5: The subjunctive and the hypothetical are the main studies in this course.

 

Mon.                            9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             August 13 –  October 15         Book $20.00

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ADVANCED  CONVERSATION: Based on all the material covered from Italian 1 to Italian 5

Review of Italian 3, 4, and 5 will take place

 

Wed.                           9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             August 15 – October 3

Instructor:   Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

PARLIAMO 1: This course you will introduce Italian literature. Easy Readers are used. Paragraph writing will be included.

Thu.                             9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             August 16 – October 4           Price of book varies

Instructor:    Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

PARLIAMO 2: This course offers short stories by well-known, Italian, authors (Italo Calvino, Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, and others), followed by discussions of these works. Essay and conversation will alternate the short stories

Wed.                           6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 August 15 – October 3           Price of book varies

Instructor:   Vita Maria Mesnick

 

Thu.                             1:00 PM – 2:15 PM                 August 16 – October 4           Price of book varies

Instructor:    Vita Maria Mesnick

 

Fri.                               11:30 AM – 12:45 PM            August 17 – October 5           Price of book varies

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

CULTURE 1: The book “Voglia di Sapere” traces the development of the  Italian language and introduces Dante’s life and The Divine Comedy. This course is presented mainly in Italian.

Sat.                                1:00 PM – 2:15 PM                August 18 – October 6           Book $30.00

Instructor:    Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

CULTURE 2: This course explores other cultural aspects of Italy such as the story of Pinocchio, I Trulli di Alberobello, the San Carlo Theatre, and more. This course is presented mainly in Italian.

Day and time TBA

Instructor        Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

IL RACCONTO DELLA SETTIMANA: A short story, by different Italian writers, will be discussed and analyzed weekly. Discussions will be completely in Italian. 

Wed.                           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            August 15 – October 3           Price of book varies

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ITALIAN MOVIE COURSE: Enjoy and discuss Italian films with Linda Coombs and Therese Paff. Movies are in Italian with English subtitles. Italian culture, mores, and language will be highlighted and discussed in English.

Wed.                           6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 August 15 – October 3

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff and Linda Coombs

 

 

ITALIAN FOR CHILDREN (4+): This course teaches beginning vocabulary, songs, and simple basics.

Fri.                               4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                 August 17 – October 5                       $96.00            

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick   

 

 

DANCING THE TARANTELLA (age 8-11): Children will learn the basic folk dance and develop skills in cooperation and coordination Class will culminate with a show for the parents.

Day and time TBA    Call if  interested                         5 weeks        $80.00

Instructor:       Elizabeth Treverton

 

 

BASIC ENGLISH: For those who wish to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills in English, this material will be presented in a simple, easy format. This is not an ESL class, but one to help those who would like to improve the skills they already have.

Thu.                           9:30 AM – 10:45 AM                           August 16 – October 4          

Instructor: Sharon Gates

 

SKYPE: Classes are available via SKYPE. Call the institute for details and to set up the class.

 

 

GERMAN 1 A:  Introduction to German for those who would like to become acquainted with the German Language and its Cultures; or for those who would like to refresh their past studies.

Thu.                             6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                             August 16 – October 4           Book $25.00

Instructor:   Linda Coombs

 

 

GERMAN 2 C : This course develops German language and culture through grammar, short stories, and video. It includes reflexive pronouns, verb tenses and moods.

  Thu.                             2:45 PM – 4:00 PM                             August 16 – October 4           Book $25.00

Instructor:       Linda Coombs

 

 

German: Private lessons available, all levels. weekday afternoons…

Instructor        Linda Coombs

 

 

SPANISH 1 : Students will gain a basic knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. They will be able to understand, respond and read simple texts and conversations.

 

Mon.                            9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             August 13 – October 15                     Price of book varies

Instructor:       Mariana Schackne

 

 

SPANISH 2: In this course students will continue to build upon the knowledge and skills covered in Spanish 1.

New vocabulary and grammatical concepts will be introduced, and there will also be reading, writing, and conversation.

 

Mon.                            11:30 AM – 12:45 PM                        August 13 – October 15

Instructor:       Mariana Schackne

 

 

REIKI  HEALING  SESSION:  Reiki is an ancient healing system. It can help in relieving pain, stress, anxiety,

and depression and is a wonderful way to connect to Source energy for self-exploration and awareness.

 

1 hr. session with reiki master by appt only                                        $70.00/hr

Reiki Master:   Elizabeth Treverton

 

 

KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS: Learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase and decrease, along with an overview of knitting techniques, which will open up endless possibilities for creating knitted articles of your choice. Students need a pair of knitting needles size US10 (6mm) – bamboo preferred – and one skein of bulky acrylic yarn size 5 or 6.

Please email instructor for suggested brands or for any questions – carlrd@att.net

 

Time and date TBA                                                                           4 weeks           $60.00

Instructor:   Barbara Davis


IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST AND DO NOT FIND IT HERE, CALL THE SCHOOL AT (845) 867-4887  AND TELL US. 

WE HAVE A HOST OF QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS WHO CAN CREATE A CLASS FOR YOU.


 To register for any of the classes please call or email: 

Phone # (845) 867–4887

 E-Mail: pirandelloinstitute@gmail.com

Website: www.pirandelloinstitute.org

 

Pirandello Institute

247 Hooker Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

 

 

The Institute will be closed on the following dates:

September, 3 – 2018

October, 8 – 2018

 

 

Course Price (Group/Semi-Private)

Group Class* (3+ Students)………………………………………………………………….$160.00

 Semi-Private Class (2 Students)……………………………………………………………$240.00

 

*Please Note:  If Group Class does not materialize (at least 3 students sign up) you will be immediately notified.  You have the option of changing your class selection or given a full refund.

 

Private Classes (1 Student)………………………………………..block of 4 classes $200.00