Let's Learn Italian
Amici Della Lingua Italiana is proud to offer Italian language classes for individuals interested in the Italian language and the Italian Heritage. Our classes are about more than just language! They are enriched and enhanced with information about the lifestyle, traditions, and customs of the Old Country, and are taught by instructors who were born in Italy and bring firsthand knowledge of Italian culture. All classes have a maximum of twenty students enrolled.
The curriculum includes 2 cooking classes, which are very enjoyable, tasty, and well attended. You can learn to make pasta! One year membership is included when you register.
Classes for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Burlington City High School located at 100 Blue Devil Way, Burlington, NJ 08016
We also offer a class focused on basic Italian conversation for travelers. This 10-week class is held on Monday evenings at the Wilbur Watts Intermediate School located at 550 High St., Burlington, NJ (Entrance off of back parking lot on Wood Street, Board of Education door). This class is offered both in the fall and in the spring.
Live Classes with Virtual Conferencing as Contingency Plan* /Starts October 2022 to May 2023.
For 2022-2023 Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level classes start Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Registration is Tuesday, October 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Burlington City High School.
The Spring semester Basic Conversation for Travelers class starts Monday, March 13, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Registration is Monday, March 13 from 6:30 to 7:00 PM at Wilbur Watts Intermediate school. All new students MUST speak to the Teacher, Vera Bonavita Agarwal, 609.298.7880 before registering for class.
During the fall and spring semesters, we follow the Wilbur Watts Intermediate School calendar and the Burlington City High School calendar.
PLEASE NOTE: MASKs are optional when in the building.
*COVID CONTINGENCY PLAN – If there becomes a heightened pandemic with government restrictions or the Burlington Board of Education mandates no adult education classes, we will continue the curriculum via WebEx virtual conferencing.
Join in the Fun!
The fee for a year of lessons, which includes registration, instructors’ expenses, and a one-year membership to the club: Members $150.00, Non-Members $160.00 The language book is additional.
The cost of the basic conversation class is Members $75.00, Non-Members $100 which includes registration, instructor’s expenses, and a year membership to the club.
You may contact our language instructors to make arrangements for our classes. They can forward you an application and course schedule. If you have other questions, please contact us at [email protected]
Gregorio Candelieri (856) 577-3274 Advanced
Anna DeCristofaro (609) 707-6613 Intermediate
Rosa Marinzoli (609) 560-9147 Beginners
Vera Bonavita Agarwal (609) 298-7880 Basic Conversation
Testimonials by our students......
I enrolled in the Amici language classes because I wanted to feel more connected to my family's history and heritage. I was nervous about being a novice language learner, but when I walked into my first class, it felt like walking into a slice of Italy. Through the classes, I've been immersed not only in the Italian language, but also in Italian culture and cuisine, and I've made many new friends in class and through the Amici club events. I'm so glad I took the step to join the club and learn Italian.............Karen A. , Intermediate class
Amici's Carnevale 2022.................. Fun with learning!