Italian Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults – Fall Session Now Open for Enrollment!



Italian language courses:

Learn, Love, Live Italian with Fondazione Italia! Registration has begun for Fondazione Italia’s Fall session of Italian Classes for kids and adults in Burbank, Hermosa Beach, Orange County-Lake Forest, West Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks. Most classes start September 18/19. Children’s classes range from Parent & Me and Preschool to Elementary Age, Middle School and online High School courses. Adult classes range from Beginner to Advanced. Courses offered and schedules vary at each Learning Center. One-to-one and group private lessons can be arranged at your home or office or by videoconference. Ask us about or scholarship program for children. For pricing, schedule information, and to enroll, visit their Website, call (310) 739-9350 or E-mail 

Corsi di lingua italiana:

Fondazione Italia offre corsi di lingua italiana per bambini, adolescenti e adulti.  La sessione autunnale inizia il 18/19 settembre a Burbank, Hermosa Beach, Orange County-Lake Forest, West Los Angeles e Sherman Oaks.  Sono offerti anche corsi online per studenti di liceo e lezioni private in videoconferenza.  Per maggiori informazioni e per iscriversi visitate il sito, oppure chiamate (310) 739-9350, o via E-mail.

Learn Italian with two new Interactive Online Courses for High School Students!

Course title:

Accelerated Italian Grammar and Vocabulary Review
Duration: Sept 26 – Dec 12, 2015 (10 Saturdays)
Enrollment price: $240
Course description:  Accelerated Italian Grammar & Vocabulary Review – The 10-week accelerated course that begins on September 26th reviews the grammatical structures covered in the Novice through Intermediate level Italian courses. It is a fast-paced course that is intended primarily for false beginners (learners who have had some previous instruction or heritage speakers of Italian who feel that they would benefit from a review of the basic Italian grammar). It is an ideal course for students who plan to take our AP® Italian preparation course that begins in January 2016, or who may just want to take the SAT®Subject Test in Italian in June 2016.

Course title:

Preparing for the AP® Italian Language and Culture Exam
Duration: Jan 23 – May 7 (15 Saturdays)
Enrollment price: $380
Course description: Preparing for the AP® Italian Language and Culture Exam  – The 15-week course that begins in January is a challenging course that is designed to help you prepare for the AP® Italian exam. It focuses on the integration of authentic resources, including online print, audio, and audiovisual resources, as well as traditional print resources such as literature and magazine and newspaper articles. Students will communicate using advanced vocabulary and linguistic structures as they build proficiency in all modes of communication toward the advanced level. Class is conducted in Italian and includes frequent writing assignments. Advanced organizational and analytical strategies are taught, and students will complete the course feeling better prepared to take the AP® Italian exam.


  • Must be heritage speaker or have 3 years of high school Italian or equivalent, i.e. intermediate-level proficiency.
  • A minimum of seven students are needed to open the class.
  • *Students are expected to be tech savvy and to have a reliable internet access.*

Towers Music Festivals, September 26th. and 27th.


Rodia Watts Towers music festivals

Art by Charles Dickson

September 26th. and 27th.
34th Annual Day of the Drum and
39th Annual Simon Rodia Jazz Festival at the
Watts Towers Art Center and Charles Mignus Gallery

1727 East 107th Street
Los Angeles, California 90002

Tel: 213.847.4646

For more information, please visit the Website:


Saturday, September 26th

Drum Festival 10:00am – 6:00pm

Alaadum – Ground Blessing
Music by Gamelan Burat Wangi, Garifuna Cultural Group, Nclave, Luis Rodriguez, Farafina, Closing with Michael White

Sunday, September 27th

Jazz Festival 10:00am – 6:00pm

Alaadum – Ground Blessing
Music by Jasmine Tommaso Quintet, Big LLou Johnson, Phil Ranelin Ensemble, Luis Rodriguez, Art Webb, Tai Chi Chun – School of healing Martial Arts. Dr. Hoover, Instructor, Carmen Lundy, Closing with JMP ALL STARS Featuring.. Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler, Dr. Boddy Rodriguez, Munyungo Jackson, Nedra Wheeler, and Justo Almario Straight Ahead Jazz

Artistic Directors

Rosie Lee Hooks, Patrice Rushen and Munyungo D. Jackson
Master of Ceremonies
Kamau Daaood and James Janisse

Noah Purifoy and Charles Mingus Galleries
“50 years and I Still Can’t Breathe”

Guided Tours of Simon Rodia Watts Towers

Drum Pavilion: Universal Drum Circle by Matt Gibson III

Dominique Moody featuring THE NOMAD

Garden, Turtle Pond, Tiling Projects

Supervised Children’s Activities: 12:00 noon to 4:30 pm



Un punto di referimento per gli Italiani residenti all’estero