Arte italiana moderna: module 1
Time: 13:30 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBN40
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
Each lesson will be dedicated to different artists, and it will focus on discussions around a selection of their artwork. Students will interact with each other and with the tutor in order to explore the aesthetics and topics that characterise the artists’ work. Ideal for those who want to enhance their speaking and comprehension skills at an advanced level. The movements/artists that we will focus on this first module (there will be a module 2 in the new academic year for those who wish to continue) are: the Macchiaioli group (end of 19th Century); Antonio Ligabue (1899-1965); Carol Rama (1918-2015) and the Arte Povera movement (mid 60s).
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
In ogni lezione, oltre a discutere insieme le opere proposte dall'insegnante, ci saranno approfondimenti sulla figura degli artisti, del loro pensiero e delle tematiche contenute, attraverso attività di ascolto e brevi letture.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- discuss modern Italian art in Italian with more confidence
- have a better understanding of some of the key players in modern Italian art.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is entirely in Italian and you should have studied the language for at least 4-5 years or have an advanced level. If you have unsure, please contact languages for advice as the course might still be suitable.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills and building vocabulary
- pair and group work
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Roberto moved to London in 1999. In 2002, he took a Diploma in Teaching Foreign Languages, and since then he has taught Italian in various colleges and universities. In 2005 he gained a CELTA qualification and moved to Central America for about a year. There he began teaching English, a job he carried on doing for various years on his return to England. Teaching English to speakers of other languages gave him the opportunity to work with students from diverse educational backgrounds, and allowed him to refine the technique of using the target language in class. Roberto strongly believes in helping students to build a positive attitude towards using Italian as much as possible, and to overcome the inhibition adults often experience, so that they can enjoy using the language. He went on to get a Joint BA in French Studies & Spanish and Latin American Studies. He has published several volumes of poetry in Italian. In addition to his interest in languages and literature, he has done extensive personal study in areas such as Italian Baroque, 19th and 20th century Italian art and history, and Italian dialects. Roberto enjoys sharing his studies and knowledge in class.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.