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Learn Italian By Doing


This program for adults invites you to learn or practice Italian in a relaxed and “simpatico” atmosphere outside of a traditional classroom. Join us to learn or polish your Italian!

Club del Libro – Online series with Violante Binazzi

Our online book club is an opportunity to explore and discuss contemporary Italian literature while learning Italian. Join us for the fall 2022 and winter 2023 sessions where we will embark on literary adventures with extraordinary works by acclaimed prize-winning authors.


La forma dell’acqua/The Shape of Waterby Andrea Camilleri

• Wednesday, October 26, 7:00pm


Dove mi trovo/Whereabouts” by Jhumpa Lahiri

• Wednesday, November 30, 7:00pm


La vita bugiarda degli adulti/The Lying Life of Adults” by Elena Ferrante

• Wednesday, December 14, 7:00pm


Gomorra/Gomorrah” by Roberto Saviano

• Wednesday, January 25, 7:00pm


Il senso del dolore: l’inverno del commissario Ricciardi/I Will Have Vengeance: The Winter of Commissario Ricciardiby Maurizio De Giovanni

• Wednesday, February 22, 7:00pm


I leoni di Sicilia/The Florios of Sicily” by Stefania Auci

• Wednesday, March 29, 7:00pm


Price: $7.50 (per session)

Art & Aperitivo with Daniela Sanzone

Art & Aperitivo’s friendly and interactive sessions are an opportunity to learn and practice Italian, in a relaxed and social environment.

Enjoy a drink and snacks together with fellow classmates as we discuss and explore Italian art, from frescos to magnificent fountains, paintings to monumental architecture and hidden treasures of Italy.

  • Mondays, November 7 – November 28
    6:00 – 7:00pm (For English Speakers)
    7:30 – 8:30pm (For Italian Speakers)


  • Mondays, January 30 – March 27
    6:00 – 7:00pm (For English Speakers)
    7:30 – 8:30pm (For Italian Speakers) 

Price: $86.00 (per term) – Package price includes 8 weekly classes.
Individual classes available for $12.00 each.

Prices includes one glass of wine or soft drink & salty snacks (chips, nuts) per session.

Italian for Toddlers (Ages 1 – 3)

  • Wednesdays September 28 – November 30, 10:30am

Learn Italian through storytelling, music and arts with Italian for Toddlers! This program in partnership with Accademia dei Ragazzi will feature 10 one-hour classes for a total of 10 hours. Parents must attend class with their child.


Price: $250.00

Location: Studio 5, Columbus Centre

Customized Italian Classes (Group or one-on-one private setting) Classes available online

Working closely with the instructors to develop tailored classes, this new adult program offers customized sessions designed to meet your interests, learning objectives and requirements. Whether as a team-building activity, professional development, or simply a fun and engaging way to learn Italian with family, friends or colleagues, we can customize a class for any level.

For more information about programs, including registration, dates, times, and fees:


Angelita Papa
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248