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Italian Online Language Courses for Teens and Adults Start March 5 & 8 in LA!

Online Italian Classes for
Teens & Adult
All Fondazione Italia’s online sessions are 8-weeks
Each lesson is 90 minutes
Online Courses for Teens
Ragazzi Italiani* (Italian Teens)

Our Ragazzi Italiani course is designed for middle and high school students, ages 12 to 16 years, who already have a strong foundation in Italian and wish to develop communicative competence in reading, listening, writing and speaking while exploring multiple aspects of  Italian society, literature, history and culture. Students in this class will also learn and practice skills which will be useful to eventually take the Italian SAT® and AP® Italian exams.

March 5 – April 30
 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  PST
March 7 – May 2
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PST
Class is limited to 6 Students
Online Courses for Adults
Adult Classes
Our most important objective is to enable our students to communicate in Italian and to have fun while learning!
 Beginning 1b
Meets on Thursdays
March 8 – May 3
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm PST
Pre-Intermediate 1b  
Meets on Thursdays
March 8 – May 3
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm PST
Pre-Intermediate 2b
Meets on Tuesdays
March 6  – May 1
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm PST
Classes are limited to 8 students
Meet the Teachers!

Simona Cavadini  

(Teen Class)
Simona grew up in Como, Italy and graduated from the Bocconi University in Milan, majoring in International Business. After several of years working in Human Resources for a U.S. multinational company, Simona decided it was time for a change of scenery (and weather!) and moved to sunny Los Angeles to follow her husband. Since moving to Los Angeles, Simona has worked for the U.S. office of the Vicenza Trade Fair (VTF) as a Marketing and PR Specialist. Additionally, she taught Italian to private clients, as a way to stay connected to her culture. After becoming a mom, Simona worked for the VTF from home until 2013 when she decided to pursue her passion for teaching more rigorously. She completed a training course for foreign language teachers based on the Montessori Methodology and started working and teaching at Fondazione Italia in 2014.
Lorena Bignamini
(Adult classes)   

Lorena moved to Los Angeles from Milan, Italy 15 years ago. Her passion for teaching started when she was a child when her favorite game was not playing ‘house’ as many girls did, but playing ‘teacher’.

During her experience teaching Italian over the last two decades, Lorena has come to understand the challenges students face, and the enormous pride a person feels, when studying a new language. She knows there is not a blanket technique to language instruction so she customizes her instruction delivery to each person’s style of learning in a unique and fun way.