Casa Italiana is excited to announce our first Italian language pilot program! We’ve teamed up with the esteemed percorsoItaliano Italian school in Seattle to host a beginners/travel Italian class, in person, at Casa for four weeks in March. Read on below for more information and how you can sign up! Please sign up by February 16 to enroll.

Italian for Travelers Four-week introductory class

Planning a trip to Italy? Get a head start on your Italian in this 4-week class geared towards travelers. This course is not only a basic introduction to Italian for beginners, but also a chance for students to practice speaking in different settings and situations that could occur while traveling in Italy. Students will learn tools that will help them feel more comfortable and more confident– from getting to know someone, to being able to move around a city where nobody speaks English, to ordering in a bar or restaurant, or asking information about almost any topic. Buon viaggio! 

This class is for students who have little or no exposure to Italian. It is ideal for anyone who isn’t ready to commit to long-term Italian study but needs an introduction to the language before a trip to Italy.

Students will learn:

  • How to greet people (ciao, buongiorno, arrivederci, etc.)
  • How to read a menu (antipasti, primi, secondi, dolci, etc.)
  • How to order in a bar and in a restaurant (un caffè, per favore/ una bottiglia di vino rosso, per favore, etc.)
  • How to ask for and understand directions (dov’è Piazza San Marco, per favore? / A sinistra, a destra o sempre dritto? etc.)


Class will be taught by percorsoItaliano at Casa Italiana at 13028 First Ave. S., Burien WA 98168

Cost is $240 per student which includes the four weeks of instruction.

Class will begin promptly at 11:30am and finish at 12:30pm on the first four Fridays of March: March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, 2024.


All handouts will be emailed to enrolled students before class. Please bring with you to class something to take notes on, such as a notebook or a laptop. You may print out the handouts ahead of time, or pull them up on your laptop during class.