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The level I Italian course assumes no previous knowledge of Italian, so beginners are welcome!

It’s a great fit for those preparing to travel to Italy and for anyone who wants an introduction to the language. Students will practice greeting each other and introducing themselves, ordering at caf├ęs and restaurants and communicating other basic needs, and discussing habits and hobbies in the present tense.

Topics include:

  • The Italian alphabet and pronunciation
  • Numbers from 0 to 100
  • Days of the week and months of the year
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Gender of nouns and their definite and indefinite articles
  • Formation of plural nouns
  • Regular verbs in the present tense
  • Irregular verbs avere and essere in the present tense
  • Basic adjectives

Please note that topics are subject to change based on the needs of the class.

Private and semiprivate lessons are available for foreign languages. For more information, for rates and to arrange sessions, email.

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Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.


Who is eligible for priority registration?

Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.

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Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.

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To find out if you are eligible for priority registration, don't have your Patron ID#, or having difficulty ordering online, please call 212.415.5500 or email.