Italian studies

Italian classes ~Dora Bonaventura, MA
UC Italian Online classes - transferable credit
In person classes in the Coachella Valley, CA

Italian classes for personal, professional and cultural understanding                                                                                                                                          

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Individual or small group in person tutoring sessions to adults. Located in the Coachella Valley, CA. These classes are conversational.  You will be provided with authentic material, as well as fun activities that make learning interesting and engaging.


 on web-conference


Take this class from wherever you are. This class is a  live conversational meeting with your Instructor. Great for distance tutoring to quickly learn the Italian language and culture and improve your understanding, pronunciation and oral communication skills in Italian.  Online classes take place via an easy to use online platform or Skype.

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Active Sept. 2018

This online course is offered through UC Riverside Extension and can be taken for credit (3 units) or non-credit. Beginning conversation emphasizing oral skills and comprehension of spoken and written Italian. Includes cultural information and vocabulary appropriate for those who expect to travel to Italy or entertain Italian visitors. 

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This online course is offered through  UCLA Extension and can be taken for credit (4 units) or non-credit, from wherever you are. Elem. Italian XL 1, 2 and 3 courses are equivalent to regular UCLA undergraduate courses and are transferable  for unit/credit toward Bachelor's Degrees at your Institution. Please check with the institution you plan to attend.

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Dora Bonaventura holds a Bachelors from the Istituto Universitario in Scienze Motorie of Rome and a Masters in Italian from the Universita per Stranieri di Siena. 

From Rome, Italy, she moved to the USA in 2002 where she has conducted adult Italian classes at all levels in a Community College and private tutoring sessions for teens and adults.

Having spent most of her life in Italy she presents the Italian language of real life as she naturally integrates current Italian lifestyle and culture into language instruction.

After teaching Italian in classroom for eight years at Eastern Florida State College, she currently teaches  Italian Online at University of California, UCLA Extension, UCR Extension and for the US Air Force Language Enabled programShe is enthusiastic about sharing her native language and culture with her students and she makes each class effective and enjoyable.

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