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Learn Italian By Doing

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

Italiano A Tavola (Dinner and Conversations)

Join facilitator Violante Binazzi as we enjoy a delicious prix fixe dinner at Ristorante Boccaccio while engaging in lively Italian conversation. These are drop-in classes and don’t require a full-term commitment. Prix fixe menu is included. The facilitator and language instruction are complimentary.

  • Beginners: Learn Italian for different practical situations, useful for travelling in Italy.

  • Intermediate: Learn new Italian vocabulary in a pleasant and informal atmosphere.

TermFall TermWinter Term
DatesSeptember 19 – November 21January 16 – March 20
DaysBeginner: Thursdays at 7:00 – 9:00pm
Intermediate: Fridays at 7:00 – 9:00pm
Beginner: Thursdays at 7:00 – 9:00pm
Intermediate: Fridays at 7:00 – 9:00pm
Number of Weeks1010
LocationRistorante BoccaccioRistorante Boccaccio
Individual Class$30.00 + HST$30.00 + HST

To make a reservation, please contact cultural@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 248.

Instructor: Violante Binazzi is an Italian native speaker with a degree in Art History from the University of Florence, Italy. Violante is certificated as a teacher by the Italian Ministry of Education. Now in Toronto, she continues to share her love for the Italian language and her passion for the Italian culture.

Read Violante’s Bio

NEW! Upcoming Workshops

Impara l’Arte with Violante Binazzi
Every Thursday beginning September 19 to November 21 at 5:30 – 6:30pm

The 16th century gave birth to three great masters of Italian art: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. The influence of their artistic style would have a big impact on the Italian art scene and the world. In this workshop, we invite you to practice your Italian while learning about the great masters of Italian Renaissance.

Travel through Italy with Angelita Papa
Every Wednesday beginning October 2 – November 20 at 7:00 – 8:00pm

A one-hour conversation in English and Italian where we will explore Italian history, traditions and cities in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Tarantella: Southern Italian Folk Music, Song & Dance Workshop
Sunday, October 6 at 2:00pm

Conducted in English and Italian, this workshop will take you into the world of folk music and dance from Southern Italy and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. With a focus on the Tarantella and pizzica rhythms and its many variations, you will discover its rich traditions and customs. Facilitator, Marisa Buffone will perform and also teach traditional songs, combined with music and dancing.

Location: Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery Columbus Centre

Free admission to all upcoming workshops.