Language Classes

Throughout the year, Filitalia International & Chapters offers 6 week sessions that are easy to manage and make learning Italian fun! Our language classes are taught by qualified Italian speakers who have a passion for Italy as well as teaching; they are patient and care about your progress in class. At the end of each session, we hold evaluations to ensure you are happy with our school of language and culture.
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With our language classes, you receive a one year membership (single or family) to Filitalia International!

You can also receive a certificate of completion upon graduating a session. Many students work in a field requiring Italian or attend college for international careers. Filitalia is here to accommodate you, at very affordable rates.  Our mission is to spread the Italian language and culture to all, without distinction of level of income and education.

All lessons are held at the “Fabrizio and Nestico’s Center for Language and Culture” at 1834 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148.*

*Until further notice lessons are held virtually

We offer classes for adults at all levels. In addition to the standard classes, private lessons and online lessons are also available for $50 per 1 hour lesson — all dates and times to be decided between the instructor and student.

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Classes Offered

Beginners I: Basic foundations in Italian. Salutations, time, alphabet, numbers, restaurant, vocabulary expansion, early grammar concepts, conversation.

Beginners II: Continue vocabulary expansion, more advanced grammar, verb tenses, improve conversational skills.

Intermediate I: Improve your grammar and increase comprehension speed. This class is taught 70% in Italian and 30% in English.

Intermediate II: Continue improving grammar (past & future tenses, etc.). Improvement of writing and reading. Conversation and discussion of current events.

Advanced I: Finishing of the indicative mood. Reading of short stories and class discussions. Italian movie shown at the end of the session.



Cristiana La Selva
Cristiana is a translator, Italian teacher and ESL instructor with a passion for foreign languages, literature and bilingual studies. She holds an MA in Linguistic, Literary and Translation Studies from La Sapienza, University of Rome. She lived and worked as Italian and English instructor in Rome, teaching both young and adult learners. Her family is from Pescara (Abruzzo) where she lived for many years before relocating to Philadelphia, the city where she was born.

Sergio Maniscalco
Sergio is a patient and motivated educator, seeking to encourage and increase the Italian language and culture to every  type of students. He’s bilingual Italian/American since he was born, and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Spanish at Temple University. Sergio also received a silver medal and maxima cum laude certificate for the Latin language in 2007 and 2008. His passions are traveling, photography, poetry, and learning about different cultures and customs.

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