Special Events + Workshops

Italian for Travelers

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

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian and English. Pre-registration is required

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.

Grammatica: Facciamo il Punto

Saturday, May 18th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian

If you are studying Italian for your first time, you have most likely been overwhelmed by our grammar.
This workshop gives you the opportunity to review the core elements of basic Italian, master the rules, and increase and memorize your vocabulary.
Through exercises, games, and roleplaying, learning Italian is just plain fun.
While this workshop is intended for elementary students, intermediate and advanced students are welcome to attend.

Is our dictionary a hotel for foreign words?

Saturday, May 18, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian. Pre-registration is required

Italian has always welcomed the influence of other languages by including foreign words in its vocabulary: from Greek and Arabic in ancient times, from French and Spanish in the modern era, to the present day spread of English in our spoken language.
In this workshop, we will answer some of the following questions: is the Italian dictionary a hotel for foreign words? Is that a sign of openness or provincialism? Is it an evolution or a corruption of our “Bella Lingua”?

The class is intended for high intermediate and advanced students.