La Scaletta

“È l’amore che cambia il corso della vita”

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

 Fall 2017

                                                                           

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            October 23 – December 11     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff

 

 Mon.                            6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 October 23 – December 11     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff

 

Tue.                             11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            October 24 – December 12     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff

 

Wed.                           6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 October 25 – December 20     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff

 

Thu.                             11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            October 26 – December 21     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff

 

Fri.                               11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            October 27 – December 22     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff

 

Sat.                              10:45 AM – 12:00 PM            October 28 – December 23     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Therese Licata Paff

  

 

ITALIAN 2: A continuation of Italian 1. This course will improve your sentence structure as you add the present perfect and the future tenses as well as increased vocabulary.

 Fri.                               3:00 PM – 4:15 PM                 October 27 – December 22     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

BEGINNING ITALIAN CONVERSATION: Based on It.1 and It. 2.

 Thu.                             11:30 AM – 12:45 PM                        October 26 – December 21

Instructor :      TBA

  

 

ITALIAN 3: In this course you will be exposed to reflexive verbs, direct and indirect pronouns and the commands.

 Mon.                            6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 October 23 – December 11     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

  

 

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

Mon.                            10:00 AM – 11:15 AM           October 23 – December 11     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN CONVERSATION: Based on courses It. 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Wed.                           9:30 AM – 10:45 AM             October 25 – December 20

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

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

 Mon.                            2:45 PM –  4:00 PM                October 23 – December 11     Book $20.00

Instructor        Vita Maria Mesnick

 

Wed.                           11:00 AM – 12:15 PM            October 25 – December 20     Book $20.00

Instructor:       Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ADVANCED ITALIAN CONVERSATION: Based on all the material covered from It. 1 to It. 5

 Mon.                            4:00 PM – 5:15 PM                 October 23 – December 11

Instructor:   TBA

 

 

PARLIAMO 1: In this course you will acquire more knowledge of Italian literature. Easy Readers are used. Paragraph writing will be included.

 Thu.                             10:00 AM – 11:15 AM           October 26 – December 21     Price of book varies

Instructor:    Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

PARLIAMO 2: In this course we will read short stories by well-known Italian Authors (Italo Calvino, Luigi Pirandello, Natalia Ginzburg, and others) followed by discussions of these works.

Wed.                           6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 October 25 – December 20     Price of book varies

Instructor:   Vita Maria Mesnick

 

Thu.                             1:00 PM – 2:15 PM                 October 26 – December 21     Price of book varies

Instructor:    Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ITALIAN CULTURE 1: In the book “Voglia di Sapere” we will cover the formation of the  Italian language and introduction to Dante’s life and The Divine Comedy. This course will be presented mainly in Italian.

 Tue.                             11:30 AM – 12:45 PM           October 24 – December 12            Book $25.00

Instructor:    Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ITALIAN CULTURE 2: In this following course we will explore other cultural aspects of Italy such as the story of Pinocchio, I Trulli di Alberobello, the San Carlo Theatre, and more. This course will be presented mainly in Italian.

 Fri.                               10:00 AM – 11:15 AM           October 27 – December 22       

Instructor        Vita Maria Mesnick

 

 

ITALIAN FOR CHILDREN (4+): Perfect also for home-schoolers – beginning vocabulary, songs, and simple basics.

 Fri.                               4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                 October 27 – December 22           $96.00            

Instructor:    Therese Licata Paff

 

 

DANCING THE TARANTELLA (ages 8-11) Children will learn the basic folk dance, the Tarantella, introducing them to Italian folk music and traditions and teaching them cooperation and coordination. Class will culminate with a show for the parents.

 Thu.                             4:00 PM – 5:00 PM                 October 26 – November 30     5 weeks     $60.00

Instructor:       Elizabeth Treverton

 

 

BASIC ITALIAN FOR TRAVEL: Learn the essential to communicate through all aspects of your trip. Boost your confidence so you can engage with the locals and have fun!

Thu.                             6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 October 26 – December 21

Instructor:       TBA

 

 

SKYPE: Classes are available via SKYPE directly from Italy with an It. professor. Call the institute for details and to set up the class.

 

 

BASIC ENGLISH: For those who wish to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills in English. Everything 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.                           10:00 AM – 11:15 AM             October 26 – December 21

Instructor: Sharon Gates

 

 

WRITING IS A PROCESS: This course is a full immersion into the act of writing. Course members will observe, speculate, respond, list, chart, brainstorm, collaborate and summarize.

Mon.                            10:00 AM – 11:15 AM           October 23 – December 11     Price of book varies

Instructor:    Marianne De Rise

 

 

GERMAN 1 A  Introduction to German for those who want to become acquainted (or refresh) with the language/its cultures: Verbs in the present tense; Nominative/Accusative (singular/plural) nouns/pronouns; Sentence structure: statements/questions.

Wed.                           6:00 PM – 7:15 PM                 October 25 – December 20                    Book $25.00

Instructor:   Linda Coombs

 

 

GERMAN 2 C  Continual broadening of Language/Culture with Grammar/Short Stories & Video. Reflexive pronouns, verbs + prepositions; subjunctive, conditional verb tenses: subordinate conjunctions; attributive adjectives.

TThu.                             2:30 PM – 3:45 PM                 October 26 – December 21     Book $25.00

Instructor:       Linda Coombs

 

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

 

 

 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.                            1:00 PM – 2:15 PM                 October 23 – December 11     Price of book varies

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: We will 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. All you need is 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          $48..00

Instructor:   Barbara Davison

   


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

 

Pirandello Institute

247 Hooker Avenue

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

 

Website: www.pirandelloinstitute.org

 

The Institute will be closed on the following dates:

November 11, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2017

December   25, 26, 2017

 

 

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

 

Become a member and receive a 10% discount on all classes!

 

Membership

Single/Seniors………………………………………………………………………………….$100.00/yr

 Family…………………………………………………………………………………………….$150.00/yr

 Students……………………………………………………………………………………………$50.00/yr