Special Events + Workshops

Italian for Travelers

Sunday, May 3, 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian and English. Register by April 25

Is it time to travel in Italy? Then it’s time to learn how to handle common situations that you are likely to encounter when visiting our country–meeting people, ordering in a coffee shop or restaurant, buying bus, train or museum tickets, shopping. Role playing these situations, you will learn to use key words and phrases, so as to get more from your vacation.

The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.

Arte: Caravaggio

Postponed

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian and English. Register by May 9

Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1553 and 1610. His peculiar style and approach to his art and his rebellious life made him famous as the ”Pittore Maledetto”. His artwork combined a realistic observation of the human being with a dramatic use of light and tension within the bodies. His art has influenced the Baroque style and generations of artists after him.
Drawing on both history and legend we will explore Caravaggio life and work through his masterpieces.

Conversazione: Facciamo quattro chiacchiere

Saturday, May 30, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian and English. Register by May 23

Are you looking for an informal setting to practice your Italian? What about spending an afternoon with us, chatting and mingling with other Italian language and culture enthusiasts? This Italian conversation workshop will help you consolidate and further develop your speaking skills. Students from any level are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Conversations will be coordinated and moderated by our instructors, who will provide stimulating topics, group activities, printed material and idiomatic expressions which will expand your vocabulary and conversational skills.
Caffè e pasticcini will be served for everyone attending.