This is a conversation class in Italian conducted in an enjoyable and communicative way. Discussion of grammatical points is addressed when needed, and regular writing practice is encouraged, if desired. Knowledge of the Italian language needs to be sufficient to cover most topics with some facilitation by the teacher. Please call 473 0832 or 027 3418312 if you want an assessment of your Italian level. This is a continuing class, so feel free to contact the teacher to join the class at any time.
The instructor is Antonella Vecchiato, a native speaker of Italian born and raised in Venice. She is a trained linguist (PhD in Linguistics, University of Southern California), and has over 20 years of teaching experience from beginners to advanced courses in universities (USC, Otago), community (Adult Community Education programmes at Logan Park and Bayfield High Schools), and private classes. Antonella is also one of the founders and the current chair of the Dunedin Italian community group, La Piccola Italia, and passionate about introducing the Italian language and culture to Dunedin. Find more information on the Italian Classes in Dunedin website.