Conversation Class – Evolution of Italian Society In Italian Cinema – Low Intermediate through Advanced Levels – Evening Class

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10 Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Special Note: This class is taught online. If you are not signing up because of it, please let us know so we may try to accommodate your request for an in-person class or know of your preferences for future classes. Thank you

Material: We will choose widely available movies via Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, etc. As you will be watching on your own, you will need to have access to some of these platforms.
Taught online via Zoom. An invitation and explanations on how to join the meeting will be sent to registered students.
Instructor: Enrico Della Pietra
Price: $170 (early registration) $195 (After 01/15)
Dates: 01/29 – 04/01
Need more information? Enrico will host a Meet & Greet online on Thursday January 11th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sign up by clicking here to receive a link to join the meeting and ask your questions!

Learning Italian with Italian-language originals is a great way to retain vocabulary and grammar, get used to various accents and forms of speech, as well as learn about Italian culture and lifestyle.

The goal of this conversation class is threefold:

  • to give you an opportunity to learn about the evolution of Italian society in the 20th and 21st centuries;
  • to help you become more versed in Italian cinema;
  • to work on and improve your conversational skills.

Through a careful selection of Italian films, you will learn about various aspects of the evolution of Italian society and discuss them in class. Alongside the course of History, the young Italian nation went through industrialization, urbanization, wars, fascism, modernization, democracy, periods of economic hardship and political turmoil, changing women’s roles, immigration and integration issues, etc. all of which have been accurately depicted in modern cinema.

Each week, you will be assigned a movie to watch at home and asked to prepare to discuss it in class. The movies we choose will be widely available on common platforms (Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, etc.) to make it easy for everyone to access. We will recommend techniques to help you improve your Italian, grow your vocabulary, and perfect your accent as you watch these movies.

You have been studying Italian for some time and are comfortable carrying on conversations on a large variety of topics? This class is another fun and enriching way to learn!

Join us! Who doesn’t love talking about movies???

If you know that this is the right level/class for you, please sign up!
If you are considering this class and would like to ensure it will suit your needs, please sign up by clicking here for a Meet & Greet with Enrico on Thursday January 11th or get in touch.


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