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Intro to Italian I

Gain an understanding of the Italian language and culture in this intro course. Focus on essential words and phrases that serve as a guide toward understanding Italian. There is more to a culture than its language, food, customs and general lifestyle; there is ingrained thinking that influences everyday life. Learn linguistic, historical, political and cultural knowledge. Fully enjoy your next trip to Italy or simply begin to learn the culture and language of this romance language.

Required Textbook
“Learn Italian Fast and Fun,” Fourth Edition, by Marcel Danesi and Heywood Wald
ISBN 978-1438074962
*CD not required


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

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the traditions and culture in Italy.
  • Participate in simple conversations about everyday topics (e.g., weather, meeting new people, school, shopping, etc.).
  • Demonstrate and practice basic vocabulary.
  • Gain confidence in speaking and reading in Italian.


"I learned a lot more than I thought I would about Italy … not just the language. The instructor provided us with extremely valuable information that will make our first (and hopefully not last) trip to Italy a memorable one."  —  Mary Beth

Date: 4 Mon, Oct 3-24

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-8:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Mari Maldonado


$99 by Sept 19
$109 after Sept 19

Discounts Available

Discount CodeDescription
Early Registration Discount Register by Mon, Sept 19 and receive $10 off.

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.


Discounts Available

CEUs: 1.0

Enrollment Limit: 16

Program Number: 7781-14983

Registration Deadline: Oct 2

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