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

  • $250 + $30/$35 for Arabic books
  • $250 + $35/$50 for Italian books
  • $250 + $40 for Spanish books 


Tutoring Costs

  • $40 per hour


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
Online, Arabic Spring 2021  Continious 14 Mar 2021  08 May 2021
Online, Spanish Spring 2021  Continious 22 Mar 2021  14 May 2021
Online, Italian Sigonella Spring 2021  Continious 05 Apr 2021  03 Jun 2021
Online, Italian Naples Spring 2021  Continious 22 Mar 2021  14 May 2021
Naples, Gricignano Spring 2021  Continious 22 Mar 2021  14 May 2021
Naples, Capodichino Spring 2021  Continious 22 Mar 2021  14 May 2021
Naples, JFC Spring 2021  Continious 22 Mar 2021  14 May 2021
Online, Arabic Summer 2021  Continious 23 May 2021  17 Jul 2021
Online, Spanish Summer 2021  Continious 24 May 2021  16 Jul 2021
Online, Italian Sigonella Summer 2021  Continious 07 Jun 2021  29 Jul 2021
Online, Italian Naples Summer 2021  Deadline 20 May 2021 24 May 2021  15 Jul 2021


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.


Online - Summer 2021

Online - Gateway to Arabic

Download the Summer 2021 Gateway to Arabic Online flyer

  • Gateway to Arabic I (Sun/Tues), 17:30 - 19:30
  • Gateway to Arabic I (Mon/Wed), 18:00 - 20:00
  • Gateway to Arabic I (Tues/Thurs), 18:00 - 20:00
  • Gateway to Arabic II (Sun/Tues), 18:00-20:00


Download the Summer 2021 Gateway to Italian Sigonella Online flyer

Online - Gateway to Italian - Via Sigonella

  • Gateway to Italian I (Mon/Wed) 17:00-19:00
  • Gateway to Italian I (Mon/Wed) 19:00-21:00
  • Gateway to Italian II (Tues/Thurs) 17:00-19:00
  • Gateway to Italian III (Tues/Thurs) 19:00-21:00
  • Gateway to Italian IV (Tues/Thurs) 17:00-19:00


Download the Naples Summer 2021 flyer

Online - Gateway to Italian - Via Naples

  • Gateway to Italian I (Mon-Thurs) 11:30-12:45
  • Gateway to Italian I (Tues/Thurs) 17:30-20:30
  • Gateway to Italian II (Mon/Wed) 17:00-19:30
  • Gateway to Italian III (Tues/Thurs) 17:00-19:30
  • Gateway to Italian IV (Mon/Wed) 17:00-19:30
  • Gateway to Italian VI (Mon/Wed) 17:45-20:15


Online - Gateway to Spanish (Classroom when Possible)

Download the Summer 2021 Gateway to Spanish Flyer

  • Gateway to Spanish I, II, or III (Tues/Thurs), 09:00-11:30
  • Gateway to Spanish I. II, III, IV, V, or VI (Mon-Thurs), 11:30-12:45 
  • Gateway to Spanish II, IV or VI (Tues/Thurs), 18:00-20:30
  • Gateway to Spanish I, III or V (Mon/Wed), 18:00-20:30


Classroom - Face to Face - Summer 2021

Download the Naples Spring 2021 flyer

Naples - Nato JFC - 09:00-11:30 

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


Naples - Nato JFC - 17:00-19:30 

  • Gateway to Italian I (Mon/Wed)


Naples - Gricignano - 18:00-20:30 

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


Naples - Capodichino - 17:00-1930

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




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