This program is designed for students who are already proficient in the skills taught in beginners, have done an intermediate level and who want to increase their conversational and comprehension skills. Conducted largely in Italian, this course provides students with an opportunity to markedly improve their speaking and listening skills using only presente, passato prossimo and imperfetto. Reflexive, indirect and direct object pronouns will also be woven into the course. You will need to purchase the Prego textbook (editions 6, 7 or 8).
Barry Bridgelal was born and raised until the age of 8 on the island of Trinidad. His family then moved to Boston. His years living in a cosmopolitan city, coupled with his multicultural background, fostered Barry’s proclivity for foreign languages. He has studied more than ten different languages! After undergraduate and post-graduate studies at Tufts University and King’s College, Barry started his teaching career. For the past 13 years, Barry has been teaching all levels of French, Italian and Spanish at area institutes and universities. In the classroom, he strives to show how a new language provides a new vision on life.