Italian language-all levels
July 14 -
||Maria Adelaide Basile
Two or Four Weeks
A language is like a building whose bricks are individual words. The more words you learn the more you will understand a country. Some of our sessions will be conducted in the classroom and some taking place outside. Around Assisi we'll visit stores, markets, museums and other cultural sites where you'll be encouraged to have conversations with locals and share your impressions, pictures, and questions which will focus on how to use spoken and written Italian. The course will be conducted entirely in Italian.
We will work together on speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing.
Upon completing this course, participants will possess the ability to:
• Understand written and spoken Italian, through the knowledge of simple structures. Situations will be varied, but general and such as to require an interchange of every day information and routine tasks
• Participate in simple, direct conversations on generally predictable topics related to daily activities and personal environment
• Satisfy simple personal needs and social demands to survive in the target language culture
• Comprehend the general meaning and some details of texts on familiar topics
• Produce brief texts on topics of personal interests and social needs.
This is not a lecture or a grammar course (since participants will already be familiar with the structures of Italian). The basis for class discussions will be texts such as newspapers, short stories, poems, songs, Italian TV programs and films, integrated with conversations with locals, art visits, and interactions in markets and local stores. This will allow participants to grasp a better understanding of Italian history, art, literature and Italian food and fashion. Topics of discussion will reflect various aspects of modern Italy as well as current events. Participants will learn to express themselves in a variety of ways: they will be asked to summarize articles, do short presentations, and, eventually, write short compositions.
A country is made of its history and culture: art and literature as well as food, fashion, music, films.
There’s no better place to learn Italian than Assisi, the cradle of Italian language and of medieval culture.
I look forward to meeting you in Assisi,