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Italian Language Instruction

GCICS offers two opportunities to learn or practice Italian are open to any paid-up member of GCICS: 

  1. Italian for beginners and, 

  2. Italian conversation.  

Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday afternoons, except for a hiatus in summer.  Each session lasts one hour. Both are led by Prof. Paola Tate, former professor of Italian at Ohio State University. Interested members need to register with Jerry Hall via email ( with Italian Language Instruction in the Subject Line. Those interested must enroll before the start date of each period and maintain a reasonable commitment to attend.


There are two time periods (a) October through December 2023 and (b) January through May 2024.

The current schedule on Wednesdays is starting October 4, 2023: 

  • "Italian for Beginners": 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern time and, 

  • "Italian Conversation": 3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern time.    

"Italian for Beginners" is taught on a structured schedule with the understanding that those signing up for this segment attend every week. Reasonable exceptions are understood. Professor Tate will provide information about her required workbook.

These sessions are held on Zoom. Once signed up, an email with the ZOOM gateway link and code will be sent to the participants.

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