Special Events + Workshops

Workshop di Grammatica: IL CONGIUNTIVO

Saturday, February 16th, 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.

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.

Italian for Travelers

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:30-4:00pm

Cost: $55

Workshop is in English and Italian. Pre-registration required.

Planning a trip to Italy? This highly entertaining workshop will help you prepare. You will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling–meeting people, ordering in a restaurant, making a reservation, shopping–learning essential Italian words and key phrases so you can get more from your vacation. The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.