Talk Like a Native

Welcome to Rev. Oreste Pandola Adult Learning Center

Pandola Learning Center Stained Glass

2021 SPRING SEMESTER

The cost is $80 for 8 classes unless otherwise stated. Students must register for online classes, so an invitation can be sent to you to join our secure online educational platform.

ONLINE LANGUAGE CLASSES

ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS (IN VIAGGIO)
Class will learn the basic Italian useful for traveling around Italy. This course is best for novice Italian speakers.
Saturday (12-2 pm)
Instructor: Rosalinda Mannetta

EXPLORATORY ITALIAN FOR ADULTS

Basic introduction to the Italian language. Learn words, phrases, and basic conversation.
Thursday (7-9 pm)
Instructor: Patrick O’Neill

CONTINUING ITALIAN
Continue to maintain your skills and begin to learn new ones. For students who have completed basic sessions.
Wednesday (7-9 pm)
Instructor Luana Colloca, MD, PhD.

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN

This class is for students who have completed Continuing Italian
Saturday (11-1 pm)
Instructor: Luana Colloca, MD, PhD.

CONTINUING ITALIAN THROUGH READING

This class is open to all who have been in Rosalinda’s previous classes or anyone interested in the bilingual text Conversational Italian Dialogues. These include over 100 Italian Conversations and Short Stories. Plan to join this unique class.
Instructor: Rosalinda Mannetta

ADVANCED ITALIAN

Continue to improve your skills.
Only Italian will be spoken the second hour.
Thursdays (7-9 pm)
$80 plus textbook
Instructor: Maria Fleri

CULTURAL CLASSES

ITALIAN ARANCINE!

We are SO pleased to announce that Little Italy Chef and proprietor of Joe Benny’s Meatballs will demonstrate how to make these scrumptious, rice balls filled with cheese
or meat. Held in our Center following government guidelines for safety and protection.
Saturday, May 22 (11-12:30 pm)
Fee $25
Instructor: Joe Gardella

FRANCESCO’S SAUSAGE (ONLINE)

Learn to make delicious sausage links using fresh Italian pork or beef with specially mixed seasonings. Discuss what supplies are needed as you observe from your
home. The second session will be an actual demonstration.
(6-7 pm)
Fee $25
Instructor: Francesco Ranieri

LEARN HOW TO PLAY BOCCE
Learn how to play on our newly renovated courts from our talented staff. It can be an exciting past time for your family and friends.

Saturdays, May 22, 9 (1-2 pm)
Fee $10
Instructors: Frank Corazza and Frank Blattermann.


NEW! NEW! NEW!

FANTASTIC FACTS DESCRIBING
OUR BELOVED SAINTS

Our Pastor, Father Bernie, will present online discussions describing our favorite Saints. Interesting background information will be given about their lives, vocations,
and commitment to our faith. This class is offered as part of service to our community BUT you must register so we can invite you to join our private platform.
Date To Be Announced

BAKE YOUR OWN DOG TREATS

Learn to bake easy and nutritious treats for your pet. A recipe book is included, and free samples will be available for curb side pick-up outside the school from 1:30-2:00.
Saturday, March 13 (12-1 pm)
Fee $10.00
Instructor: Lauren DeFeo

ESSENTIAL OILS OF THE BIBLE

For thousands of years, these plant-based essences have been highly prized in the Holy Land for their healing properties. Come join us for a spiritually uplifting experience and learn about these and other oils mentioned in the Bible.
Date To Be Announced
Fee $10
Instructor: Lyndi Caruso

FANTASTIC FUN CLASS
The Art of Playing a Mandolin

We are indeed fortunate to embark on this new endeavor. How many of you can recall one your beloved family members playing a mandolin? It brings back touching members of serene days. Dr. DeSimone, Ph.D. has graciously agreed to present an online basic Mandolin class. He will present the basic instruction of how to play this traditional instrument. The only requirement is to have an instrument available and a desire to achieve your goal.
Fee $15.00
Instructor: Dr. DeSimone, Ph.D.

“WHY THE ITALIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HONORS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.”
One-Hour Zoom Presentation
by Dr. DeSimone, Ph.D.

The defining moment in the ending of the Middle Ages and the Dawn of the Modern Era was the result of the efforts of one Italian man who changed the history of the
world forever! Come and learn the truth about Christopher Columbus and why he holds a singular place in the hearts of Italian Americans of good will.
This class is offered as part of service to our community BUT you must register so we can invite you to join our private platform. March 25 (7-9 pm)

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