Special Events + Workshops

Il Giallo Italiano

Saturday, March 2nd, 2:00-4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian by Silvia Pareschi. Pre-registration is required

“Romanzi gialli”, or Italian detective stories, are a genre with a specific Italian flavor. They are set in different regions and include a wide range of “ispettori”, “commissari” e “poliziotti”, some of whom have become heroes of famous TV series, like Andrea Camilleri’s commissario Montalbano. From the literary thrillers of great writers such as Gadda and Sciascia to contemporary authors such as Manzini, Lucarelli, Di Giovanni, and De Cataldo, we’ll take a look at the most popular literary genre in Italy today.

The class is intended for high intermediate and advanced students.

Workshop di Grammatica: IL CONGIUNTIVO

Saturday, February 15th, 2:00-4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian by Gianna Di Dio Russo. Pre-registration is required

Why all this love of the subjunctive and why is a mis-used subjunctive an unforgivable mistake?
The answer is simple: because this verb usage is the crowning glory of the Italian language, an unmistakable sign of linguistic elegance.
This workshop will show you how to conjugate the four tenses and, more important, how to use them correctly. It’s the difference between truly speaking well and the opposite.

This workshop is intended for high intermediate and advanced students.

Italian for Travelers

Saturday, March 2nd, 2:00-4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian and English by Gianna Di Dio Russo. 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.