Language Classes

Class: Kathy Freschi - Advanced Italian

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:00am

4 Wednesdays; August 2 - August 30, 2017 (no class 8/16) • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $130

Novecento, a theatrical monologue by Antonio Baricco, tells the story of a boy stranded on the SS Virginian who becomes a famed pianist. Jelly Roll Morton, of New Orleans jazz fame, comes aboard to challenge him to a duel. Read and discussed in Italian, including the viewing of its film by Giuseppe Tornatore. Students will produce writing samples. Intermediate and Advanced students.

Kathy Freschi has been teaching Italian for over 40 years at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and College of Marin. In 1987, she founded the Credit Program of Italian at College of Marin, for which she was awarded La Stella d’Italia by the Republic of Italy.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Improve Your Italian Through Music

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:30am

4 Wednesdays, July 26 – August 16, 2017 • 9:30 - 11:15 am • $110

Listening to foreign-language songs is a great way to boost your language learning. In this class we will listen to a variety of Italian popular songs and use them as a tool for increasing vocabulary, improving listening skills, and reinforcing grammar. No singing, only listening! For students at or above an intermediate level. 

Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence and Genoa. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State, and teaches Italian at Dominican University. She loves to share her passion for Italian with her students! Classes are fun and relaxed, with a variety of activities and an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Intermediate Italian

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:30am

5 Wednesdays, June 14 - July 19 (No class June 28), 2017 • 9:30 - 11:30 am • $160

Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence and Genoa. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State, and teaches Italian at Dominican University. She loves to share her passion for Italian with her students! Classes are fun and relaxed, with a variety of activities and an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Advanced Italian

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:00pm

5 Wednesdays, June 21 – July 19, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm • $160

This class will be reading a short novel entitled Scontro di civilta per un ascensore a Piazza Vittorio. It's a gently funny giallo that also examines the stereotypes and realities of immigrants living in Rome. In addition to reading the book, we will also work on conversation and listening skills, as well as review grammar topics by request. 

Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence and Genoa. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State, and teaches Italian at Dominican University. She loves to share her passion for Italian with her students! Classes are fun and relaxed, with a variety of activities and an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kate Rider - Beginning Continuing Italian

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:00am

4 Fridays, July 7 – August 4 (no class July 21), 2017 • 10:00am - 12:00pm • $120

Kate Rider studied Italian at Stanford, Middlebury College, and in Florence and Genoa. She earned a master’s degree in Italian Literature at S.F. State, and teaches Italian at Dominican University. She loves to share her passion for Italian with her students! Classes are fun and relaxed, with a variety of activities and an emphasis on practical speaking ability.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Advanced Italian Review

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 9:30am

5 Thursdays; June 29- July 27, 2017; 9:30am - 12pm • $195

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Wendy Walsh - Intermediate Italian Review

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00pm

5 Mondays; June 26- July 31, 2017 (No Class July 3); 1pm - 3:30pm • $195

Wendy Walsh has a Ph.D. in Italian Literature from UCB. She has been teaching Italian language, literature, and cooking since 1979.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Kathy Freschi - Advanced Italian: I Jeans di Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 11:45am

7 Wednesdays:  May 3 - June 14, 2017, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm • $225

"Other Italian authors have written about their impressions of the United States, but Silvia Pareschi, in I Jeans di Bruce Springsteen (2016), provides a fun and contemporary look at America's strengths and idiosyncrasies, especially those in the Bay Area. Selected chapters will be provided in class, read and discussed in Italian. Advanced students only."

Kathy Freschi has been teaching Italian for over 40 years at UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and College of Marin. In 1987, she founded the Credit Program of Italian at College of Marin, for which she was awarded La Stella d’Italia by the Republic of Italy.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Intermediate Spanish

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:30am

8 Thursdays; May 4 - June 29, 2017 (No Class May 18) • 10:30am - 12:30pm • $250

For students who have had some Spanish study. Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, and has been teaching Spanish for 35 years.  

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Beginning Continuing Spanish

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:00am

8 Mondays; May 8- June 26, 2017; 10:00am - 12:00pm • $250

Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

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