Beginning Italian: Level 2
Clark Room in Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
This class will build on basics learned in the ASC Beginning Italian Level 1 class. Students will develop knowledge and use of present, future and past tenses and prepositions and pronouns. The class stresses reading and speaking abilities, while developing a broader appreciation of Italian culture. Prerequisite: knowledge of basic Italian grammar, such as simple use of the present, articles, and adjectives as well as basic vocabulary; ability to speak in simple phrases and pronounce accordingly.
About the instructor
Hank Schmelzer studied Italian for 12 years at Berlitz School in Boston and has traveled and conversed extensively in Italy during some 70 visits to the country. His favorite area in Italy is the mountains of the Dolomites where he and his wife have skied and hiked every year for over 30 years. He is a faithful reader of Italian literature from Pirandello to Eco, including popular Italian detective stories. He has taught several courses at ASC on Italian language, conversation and culture. Hank had a career in financial services in Boston, serving as a lawyer and president of a small mutual fund company. He was a fellow at the Kennedy school at Harvard and served as president of the Maine Community Foundation.