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Italian Language Introduction SIG

Cominciamo di leggere, scrivere e parlare la lingua italiana! We begin to read, write and speak the Italian language. The first portion of our session is learning the Italian alphabet, cordial greetings and phrases, numbers and the basic structure of Italian verbs. The latter portion features reading “Ad Alta Voce” for practice in reading Italian and getting its meaning. Our literature selection is “Read and Think Italian,” by McGraw-Hill. We use internet resources to assist and enhance our language experience. For more information, Contact: Gus Ricca,


Gus Ricca

Gus “Gustavo” Ricca grew up in Iron Belt, Wisconsin in the 1950s where the Piemontese dialect of Italian was common. After traveling in Italy and participating in Osher’s Italian Special Interest Group, Gus guides learners in the Italian Language Introduction ... read more

Date: 15 Tue, Sept 14-Dec 21

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:30am CT

Location: To Be Announced or view on Zoom

Instructor: Gus Ricca

Fee: $20

Enrollment Limit: 8

Program Number: FALL:512

Note: Meets weekly on Tuesday

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