Spring 2020 Italian Classes • Register NOW!

Begin or continue with your Italian studies this Spring! Space is limited and classes will fill up soon, so hurry and register today and secure your spot in your favorite class and time! For absolute beginners, there’s a Basic 1. For returning students or new students with prior study, there are higher levels… Continue reading

Sentieri Scholarships | 2020

Sentieri Italiani currently has three scholarships that are available annually. To apply for any one of them, you must submit a short essay of 100 words or less on the subjects indicated below. All applications must be received for review by December 31, 2020. All scholarships must be used towards… Continue reading

Briscola, Buffet & BYOB!

Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 4–8 p.m., at Sentieri Italiani What’s That Game I Always See Those Italian Men Playing? Briscola, along with Scopa, is one of those card games that almost everyone in Italy knows — it is also known in most other Mediterranean countries. Briscola is easy to… Continue reading

Prepare for the B1 CILS Exam at Sentieri Italiani!

New Government Regulations Require Language Proficiencyto Apply for Italian Citizenship Offered by the Università per Stranieri, the CILS exam officially certifies individuals’ Italian language skills. Students that successfully pass all sections of the exam will receive a certificate issued from the Università per Stranieri di Siena, which is recognized by… Continue reading

Celebrate summer Italian style with Ferragosto on August 15

By Sentieri Contributor Jack Piliponis If you have been to Europe you’re likely to be aware that Europeans DO take their vacations and often take them in August. Italians carry it a step further, with a cherished full-scale national holiday every August 15, “Ferragosto.” While Italians celebrate Ferragosto in many… Continue reading

Individual Italian Grammar Classes Summer 2016

Grammitalia: Summer 2016 June 29, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Presente dei verbi (Basic) July 6, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Articoli, Sostantivi e Aggettivi (Basic) July 13, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Pronomi diretti, indiretti, combinati, particelle (Intermediate/Advanced) July 18, Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm Preposizioni semplici e articolate (Basic) July 19, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Sequenza dei tempi al… Continue reading

Early Registration for Summer 2016 Italian Classes

Registration is now open for the Summer quarter’s Italian courses. From now until June 1st there is an early registration discount, so hurry and register today to sign up for your next Italian class! There are classes at all levels.  For absolute beginners, there’s a “Basic 1”.  For returning students or new students with prior… Continue reading

A Word with Jhumpa Lahiri on Learning a New Language

Learning a new language can be hit or miss. Some students get the hang of it easily, while others may feel lost.  If you are one of those who struggle with language, good news; you are not alone. Author, writer, and Italian enthusiast Jhumpa Lahiri chronicles her experiences as a… Continue reading

Spring 2016 Italian Classes

Study Italian with Sentieri this winter! Space is limited and classes are filling up fast, so hurry and register today to save and secure a spot in your favorite class and time! Classes will be closed as they reach the maximum number of students and all winter registration closes March 25th, 2016.  For absolute beginners,… Continue reading

Italian Teaching Methods

Recently, we came across a journal by the ALL (Association for Language Learning),  to which Dr. Daniela Cavallero (president of Sentieri) contributed an article about her experiences as an Italian professor.  What she wrote defines her teaching approach: When it comes to teaching a language, teaching the culture must follow.  Even… Continue reading