Italian Department


The Italian language department has received a one-year trial extension for the coming 2013-2014 Academic Year.  This extension is to assess whether or not there is enough student demand to warrant continuing the program.

Please enroll and spread the word about this program at De Anza College to make it a strong, vital, and continuing part of our World Language offerings.  Students "vote" with their enrollment!

Italian is one of many world languages taught at De Anza. We provide a wide range of course levels to meet the needs of our students, including introductory and/or elementary sequences for all foreign languages offered, and intermediate and advanced courses for some.

If you have studied a language at another institution but don't know which course to start back with at De Anza, we do not offer foreign language placement tests. However, you may contact an instructor for assistance with placement by going to our language department faculty directories. See our Italian department faculty list.

Please follow these general rules to decide which course level is best for you.

  • One year of high school language is equal to one quarter of De Anza language. For example, if you took Italian 1 & 2 in high school, you can continue with Italian 3 at De Anza.
  • Review the Italian course catalog and current schedule of classes (see links on left menu).
  • See our Intercultural/International Studies Division Frequently Ask Questions page for more information about taking a language class at De Anza.


If you inadvertently reached this department Web site while searching for the International Students Office, please visit the International Students Web site for further assistance.

Building: MCC-14
Contact:  Maria Bertola, Italian Instructor       Phone: 408.973.8301                                                     Or,                                      IIS Division Assistant,        Mary Medrano
Phone: 408.864.8769


Last Updated: 6/5/15