The main objective of the CTC Gateway to Italian/Spanish language program is to foster good relations between international staff assigned to the Italian/Spanish sites and the local community as well as offer quality language instruction at a reasonable cost. All faculty members are highly qualified and very experienced in teaching multicultural groups. Courses are tailored to meet specific needs in addition to individual fluency objectives. The Italian/Spanish program is divided into six levels of study.

A minimum of 10 students is required per course.

Course Costs

  • $230 + $50 for books and cds (used for all class levels)


Payment must be made by U.S. Postal money order or cashier's check payable to Central Texas College.



Gateway to Italian/Spanish I

This basic level course is designed for survival Italian/Spanish and is focused on the ability to communicate by speaking and understanding words, phrases and sentences used in common everyday situations. The grammatical structure is primarily concerned with teaching the present tense (although phrases taught will include more complex grammatical structures) the definite article and the gender of nouns and verbs. In addition to the organization of Italian sentences and the placement of verbs and adjectives, an introduction is given to simple past and future tenses.

Gateway to Italian/Spanish II

This second level course expands the students' ability to speak and understand spoken Italian/Spanish as well as introduces the practice of reading and writing on a very simple level. The grammatical structure is now expanded to include double negatives and past and future tenses. In addition, students will expand their knowledge of additional verbs and vocabulary through expressions normally used in general conversation.

Gateway to Italian/Spanish III

The third level of Italian is conducted almost exclusively in Italian/Spanish and the grammar structures studied include the compound past tense, the present perfect tense, reflexive verbs, the imperfect tense and direct object pronouns. Additional reading and writing exercises are included in addition to the continual learning of the most commonly used verbs through the expansion of the students' vocabulary and ability to more precisely communicate their ideas and ask questions.

Gateway to Italian/Spanish IV

The fourth level of Italian/Spanish continues to build on level III but adds some reading and discussion of current events through newspaper and magazine articles written in Italian. The continuation of writing exercises are at a slightly higher level of difficulty and a better understanding of the nuances and complexities of the Italian/Spanish grammar is achieved through the use of indirect object pronouns, the conditional tense, comparatives, imperatives and compound object pronouns.

Gateway to Italian/Spanish V

This class includes discussions in Italian/Spanish and assumes students want to practice their language skills with correction by an instructor, as well as, the continual exploration of Italian/Spanish grammar tools including relative pronouns and the subjunctive tense.

Parliamo Italiano/Spanish VI

On occasion, by demand of our students, we will provide instruction at this more advanced level of instruction. Please check with your local CTC rep for more details.


Central Texas College normally offers five terms each academic year for its Gateway to Italian language program. The 40-hour classes are offered either in the mornings, during lunch breaks or evenings. College credit is not granted for these classes nor can military Tuition Assistance be used.

Location Term Registration  Start    Stop
Naples - JFC Summer 2019  Continious 20 May 2019 12 Jul 2019
Naples - Capodichino Summer 2019  Continious 20 May 2019 12 Jul 2019
Naples - Gricignano Summer 2019  Continious 20 May 2019 12 Jun 2019
Sigonella Summer 2019  Continious 20 May 2019 12 Jul 2019
Rota, Spain Summer 2019  Continious 27 May 2019 10 Jul 2019
Naples - JFC Fall 2019  Continious 03 Sep 2019 25 Oct 2019
Naples - Capodichino Fall 2019  Continious 26 Aug 2019 18 Oct 2019
Naples - Gricignano Fall 2019  Continious 26 Aug 2019 18 Oct 2019
Sigonella Fall 2019  Continious 26 Aug 2019 18 Oct 2019
Rota, Spain Fall 2019  Continious 26 Aug 2019 18 Oct 2019


Course Dates will vary depending on Site/Times - See Flyers or check with your local CTC Field Representative. All dates are subject to change without notice.


Naples, Italy

Download the Naples Fall 2019 course flyer which contains all of the program information.

  NATO Joint Force Command 0900-1130


  • Gateway to Italian I (Tues/Thurs)
  • Gateway to Italian III (Mon/Wed)
  • Gateway to Italian V (Tues/Thurs)


NATO Joint Force Command 1145-1300


  • Gateway to Italian I (Mon Thru Thurs)


NATO Joint Force Command 1700-1930


  • Gateway to Italian I (Tues/Thurs)



Capodichino 1700-1930


  • Gateway to Italian I (Tues/Thurs)
  • Gateway to Italian II (Mon/Wed)
  • Gateway to Italian III (Tues/Thurs)
  • Gateway to Italian IV (Mon/Wed)



Gricignano, High School, 1800-2030


  • Gateway to Italian I (Mon/Wed)
  • Gateway to Italian II (Tues/Thurs)


Sigonella, Italy

Download the Sigonella Fall 2019 course flyer which contains all of the program information.


  Navy College Office, NAS I, Bldg 318, 0900-1130


  • Gateway to Italian III (Tues/Thurs)


Navy College Office, NAS I, Bldg 318, 1630-1930


  • Gateway to Italian I (Tues/Thurs)
  • Gateway to Italian II (Mon/Wed)


Rota, Spain

Download the Rota Fall 2019 course flyer which contains all of the program information.

  Navy College Classrooms, 09:00-11:30


  • Gateway to Spanish I (Mon/Wed)


Navy College Classrooms, Monday thru Thursday, 11:30 - 12:45


  • Gateway to Spanish I
  • Gateway to Spanish II
  • Gateway to Spanish V


Building 55, 18:00 - 20:30


  • Gateway to Spanish I (Mon/Wed)
  • Gateway to Spanish II (Tues/Thurs)



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