Merrimack Language School offers classes in most major foreign languages. If the language you would like to study is not in the menu, please send us a message by submitting the form at the end of this page or call us at 978-703-1020. We will arrange instruction in the language of your choice.
We offer foreign language programs throughout the year in six sessions. Each session is 6 weeks long. For each language we offer six levels and beyond, from beginner to advanced and more in a variety of formats from private lessons (one-to-one) to group lessons. Prices vary based on the course’s length and size.
Group and individual Immersion programs are also available.
Italian Language Classes | 6-week progressive programs
Italian classes meet once per week for a 2.5-hour lesson. At each level, the program length is 6 weeks. We offer levels 1 to 6 and beyond.
HIGHLIGHTS -- Experienced and qualified teachers, structured teaching, communicative approach, and measurable results.
TEXTBOOK: Prego!, eight edition (McGraw-Hill). The textbook is not included in the price.
Prego! introduces the fundamental structure of the Italian language and culture, providing communicative activities and vocabulary and grammar presentations, coupled with cultural material. The integrated approach inspires students to develop communication skills and achieve language proficiency. The book best fulfills the objectives of the students at beginning and intermediate levels.
We cover 18 lessons of the textbook in our Levels 1 to 6.
Level 1 covers lessons 1 - 4
Level 2 covers lessons 5 - 8
Level 3 covers lessons 9 - 12
Level 4 covers lessons 13 - 16
Level 5 covers lessons 17 - 18
There are many textbooks available for Italian. Teachers do not rely on a single textbook in their lesson plans. Lesson plans are created according to the needs of the classroom, teacher’s experience and the adaptability skills in view of the classroom's changing needs. Lesson plans can be independent of the prescribed textbook, but using a textbook yields the best results for beginner and intermediate students. It’s advisable, though not compulsory, to buy the prescribed textbook(s). Textbooks provide explanatory information that may be useful for a questioning adult student and for homework.
Session 6 (October-December– begins week of October 21, ends week of December 9)
Registration deadline: October 11
SCHEDULE: Mondays, 6:00/6:30 pm – 8:30/9:00 pm/ Saturdays, 9:00 am – 11:30 pm (Other days available upon request)
Minimum class requirement: 3 students.
Many language schools use terms like Italian Language Programs, Italian Programs, Italian Language Courses, Italian Courses, Italian Language Lessons, Italian Lessons, Learn Italian, Italian Language and Culture, etc. Names do not matter. What matters is the knowledge, experience, lesson planning and adaptability skills of a teacher.