Special Events + Workshops

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.

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.