Special Events + Workshops

Grammatica: il periodo ipotetico

Saturday, October 26th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian. Pre-registration is required.

Would you like to learn, once and for all, how to construct correctly the Italian ‘if clauses’? If you had the opportunity to attend an interesting and entertaining workshop, wouldn’t you be glad? If the class were conveniently offered at the Istituto Italiano Scuola on a nice Saturday afternoon, would you take it? Learn to understand whether your hypothetical phrase is likely, probable or impossible and apply the prescribed sequence that the tenses must follow.

Italian for Travelers

Saturday, November 2, 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.

Cinema: Roma città aperta

Saturday, November 16th, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian. Pre-registration is required

The making of an unexpected masterpiece
In the Spring of 1944, during the last few months of the German occupation of Rome, Roberto Rossellini was able to shoot Roma Città Aperta in dire circumstances.
Why was the production of the film close to miraculous?
Who are the protagonists in front and behind the scenes involved in this, mostly, unplanned adventure?
Why did Roma Città Aperta become a defining symbol of Neorealism, a new style that swept the old cinema away?
How could a handful of filmmakers, with nowhere to turn and nothing to work with, give birth to the most important artistic period in Italian cinema?
In this workshop, you’ll find the answers to these and to many other questions about the fascinating journey of the making of Roma Città Aperta.