Language Classes

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: 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: 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: 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: 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