We know you can learn to speak Italian, to speak it fluently and with a good accent, and we prove it to you at your very first lesson. We keep our classes small, with about 6-8 people in each, and use original materials which make it easy to learn. While classes are conducted mainly in Italian, you will understand and respond because we teach using a method developed in Europe that
has been tested and refined since our school was established more than 40 years ago. The AIS levels correspond to the six
levels of language proficiency established by the Council of Europe in the Common European Framework for Language. You can find a detailed description of the various levels at the Council of Europe website.The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia is a nonprofit organization founded in 1956 to further education and the arts. We teach only Italian, and we are the largest and most innovative Italian language school in the Philadelphia area. Our professional Italian teachers, all native speakers, hold degrees from Italian universities and all are trained in our successful method.
Our school offers a wide selection of courses (12 different levels) and our teachers – a young and enthusiastic group – are all native speakers who have obtained their degrees at Italian universities. Our teaching methods include both conversation and grammar lessons, along with readings from newspaper articles, short stories and novels, according to the level of the course. Short compositions will also be required, so to achieve greater fluency in the language. To stimulate conversation, the teachers employ many different learning tools, from texts to Italian movies and CDs, which center on Italian history, art, politics, contemporary events, famous individuals, and both traditional and modern music. In our office we also offer a wide range of literary works and other publications in Italian for use by our students.
For more information about classes
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 310
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel: (215) 735-3250
Fax: (215) 735-7604