Language Classes at the Italian Cultural Center

Our language program offers a varied range of instruction from basic beginners through intermediate to advanced classes.

Summer Language Camp for Youth

Each summer, NBICF holds an Immersion Language Experience for youths ages 6-12. The date for 2023 is July 10-14. Dr. Joli Love, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Harding University  will return as the instructor. The youth will be supervised at all times by two adults and a camp counselor. Awards and surprise prizes will be conferred during Friday’s Final Show Presentation and Potluck Lunch. Friends and family all welcome.
Each day the schedule includes:

  • Vocabulary hour with vocabulary games
  • Italian snack time
  • Indoor or outdoor craft/sport activity
  • Music Hour/Skit practice time
  • Italian cartoon movie time 

For a registration form, click here. 

Italian Language for Beginners
Pronti, Partenza, Via!  (Ready, Set, Go!)

Beginning level Italian classes focus on vocabulary and phrases useful for travelers. These classes are designed to help you gain confidence and feel more comfortable while traveling in Italy. No beginning classes are scheduled at this time. See below for information on Santa Rosa Junior College classes and check the SRJC Community Education program.

Italian Conversation Incontro

If you speak Italian, have taken Italian language classes, and you want to practice and perfect your Italian language skills, then come to Incontro. Weekly informal Incontro gatherings, for people with a basic knowledge of Italian, encourage conversation and reading skill improvement.
Please contact George Golfieri at 707-843-3176 for more information

Advanced Intermediate Italian conversation and grammar

If you have the equivalent of three college semesters of Italian and would like to continue to develop your skills, you are welcome to join us. In this class we converse, build vocabulary, read and review some sticky points of grammar.
Please contact Emily Evans at 874-2512 or for more information.

For More Information on NBICF classes, call the Office at 591-9696

Italian Classes at Santa Rosa Junior College 

SRJC offers a variety of courses at different levels in the transfer credit program, as well as others in Community Education, a not-for-credit learning enrichment program. To learn about the SRJC Italian Language program, click on this link: