Summer Language Classes

Buon Giorno from the Murer House!

The Murer House foundation continues its Italian language classes at the Murer House Learning Center, 1125 Joe Murer Court, in old Folsom. Students can learn Italian in small, supportive classes designed to maximize contact with the teacher.

Classes are eight weeks in duration.
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Murer House, Folsom California - Italian Language Class

Intermediate Conversational with Jim Hartley - In Person 

Thursdays starting August 8th - September 26th; 3:00 - 4:30 pm 

Practice makes perfect. Grow your Italian skills and cultural awareness with active practice of pronunciation, household vocabulary, verb conjugation and reading proficiency. Some entertaining homework (tongue-twisters, stories, Italian songs) will build your vocabulary, oral comprehension, and ability to speak. This class relies on hand-outs and does not require the Prego textbook.

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Murer House Gardens and Foundation, Folsom California - Italian Language Class

Beginning Italian (Italiano Uno) with Bertilla - In Person

Wednesdays starting September 11th - October 30th; 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Have you been attracted to the melody of the Italian language? Intrigued by its culture and Italy's traditions? The Fall Beginning Italian 1 class is designed to be fun, while introducing you to this musical language and interesting culture. No previous knowledge is necessary. We will follow the Prego 6th Edition textbook as a general guide, utilize hand-outs in the classes, but also and practice very simple, everyday conversations and dialogues.

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Murer House Gardens and Foundation, Folsom California - Italian Language Class

Italian Level 3 Class (Italiano Tre) with Ellie - In Person

Mondays starting September 9th - October 28th; 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Italiano 3 is for students who have a basic knowledge of vocabulary and who know how to form simple sentences. Ideally students would have covered the first two chapters of the Prego! book. Basic conversation skills are strengthened in this class and pronunciation is continuously practiced. Italiano 3 will continue to explore culture and develop practical communication skills as guided by chapter 3. The goals are to have fun and enjoy learning while acquiring effective communication in Italian.

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The classes below took place earlier this year. Please check back for new dates.

Murer House Gardens and Foundation, Folsom California - Italian Language Class

 Italian, Level 2 (Italiano Due) with Ellie - In Person

Mondays starting June 10th - July 29th; 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Italiano 2 is for students who have a basic knowledge of vocabulary and who know how to form simple sentences. Ideally students would have covered the first two chapters of the Prego! book.  Basic conversation skills are strengthened in this class and pronunciation is continuously practiced. Italiano 2 will continue to explore culture and develop practical communication skills as guided by chapters 3 and 4. The goals are to have fun and enjoy learning while acquiring effective communication in Italian.

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Murer House Gardens and Foundation, Folsom California - Italian Language Class

Beginning Italian (Italiano Uno) with Ellie - In Person - SOLD OUT

Mondays starting March 11th - April 29th; 5:00 - 6:30 pm

This class is for people with little or no knowledge of Italian. Some of the topics covered are pronunciation, basic greetings and conversation, numbers, months and days, and basic vocabulary. The emphasis will be on developing oral communication. The ultimate goal is to have fun and enjoy the learning process! This class utilizes the Prego! textbook.

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Murer House Gardens and Foundation, Folsom California - Italian Language Class

Italian, Level 4 (Italiano Quattro) with Ellie - In Person

Wednesdays starting September 6th - November 1st (no class October 4th); 7:00 - 8:30 pm

This intermediate class is for students who have already covered the present and passato prossimo verb tenses (ideally have completed the first six chapters of Prego!). More complex grammar topics will be covered and students will work towards improving their language skills.

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Murer House Gardens and Foundation, Folsom California - Italian Language Class

Italian Level 12 (Italiano Dodici) with Lorella - Remote via Zoom

Mondays starting March 25th - May 13th; 5:00 - 6:30 pm

This intermediate class is for students who have already covered the present tense, direct and indirect object pronouns, ci and ne, double pronouns, past tense, imperfect, reflexive verbs and piacere verb. More complex grammar topics will be covered, and students will work towards improving their speaking and listening skills.  This class is slow paced so you can assimilate the grammar rules through speaking and listening activities.

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Student fees are $170 or $155 with a member discount. Student fees are payable to “The Murer House Foundation” and are due at the first class. Student fees are non-refundable.  If an exception is made, the refund would be less the merchant processing fee.

The textbook used for all the language classes is Prego! 6th Edition and can be purchased used online on Amazon.com.   For Travelers and Intermediate Conversational, please contact the instructor for more information.

If you prefer to pay by check, please email us at infomurerhouse@gmail.com or call 916-413-9231 to reserve your spot. Checks should be made payable to the Murer House Foundation and received no later than one week prior to the class date. Mail check to:

Murer House Foundation
1125 Joe Murer Court
Folsom, CA 95630

For more information on these classes or other classes offered, email infomurerhouse@gmail.com or call 916-413-9231.

Testimonial: “If you are thinking of giving your brain a boost and learning a bit of Italian, I can highly recommend the classes at the Murer House. They are a perfect combination of learning and fun in a nonthreatening environment, paced to the students’ needs.” ~Liz Curtis

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