Italian I

Build speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as you develop Italian cultural competency. Discuss art, food, films and more.

Face-to-Face Required Textbook:
“Italian DeMystified,” Third Edition, by Marcel Danesi
ISBN: 978-1259836213
Available through Amazon or your local bookstore.

Face-to-Face Optional Textbook:
Read & Think Italian, Premium Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1259836336
Available through Amazon or your local bookstore.

Online Required textbook:
“Sentieri,” Second Edition
ISBN 978-1-62680-803-4 or ISBN 978-1-68004-244-3
Available only at: Vista Higher Learning


Mari Maldonado

Mari Maldonado

Mari has a passion for travel and has had the pleasure of traveling to Europe and Italy several times, including two study abroad trips to Rome. Mari earned her MBA from Mount Mary University and holds a B.A. in Business ... read more

Stefano Liotta, M.S.

Stefano Liotta, M.S.

Stefano Liotta is a native of Rome, Italy. He moved to Milwaukee in 1989, where he enrolled in the English as a Second Language program at UW-Milwaukee. In 1997 he received a bachelor’s in architecture, followed by a master’s degree in architecture ... read more

Valentina de Navasques

Valentina de Navasques

Valentina de Navasques is a native of Milan, Italy, where she graduated in Classical Studies with a focus on Italian Language, Literature, Philosophy, Art and History of classical authors. During the nineties, she completed coursework in Communication Marketing and Management. ... read more


This is a noncredit enrichment program. Progress and courses completed with UWM-SCE Languages are marked by Continuing Education Units. CEUs are not transferable to college or university transcripts.

Date: Open enrollment - register any time

Location: Online

Instructor: Stefano Liotta M.S.

Fee: $350

Discounts Available

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Osher members receive 10% discount. Contact the the Languages Department at 414-227-3118 or

Receive a 10% discount as a member of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Organization.

Early registration discounts will subtract automatically from the fee if the registration is submitted prior to the deadline. All other discounts require the code in the left column to be entered on the registration form. Only one discount code can be entered on a registration form.


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CEUs: 2

Program Number: 7781-10305

Note: Dates on your registration invoice may reflect the Fiscal Year 2018. You will be contacted by your instructor within 2-3 business days to arrange your class schedule.

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