Special Events + Workshops

Is our dictionary a hotel for foreign words?


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.

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.

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.