Le Marche: l’Italia da scoprire
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
This lecture will take you on a journey of discovery through Le Marche, a region at the centre of Italy famous for its beautiful landscapes and its tradition.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
What is the course about?
Al centro dell’Italia, in un susseguirsi di colline coltivate comprese tra Appennini e mare, si trovano le Marche. Una regione caratterizzata da una vita in armonia con la natura e un’atmosfera un po’ appartata che sa di tradizioni e rispetto del passato. Una rete di piccole città d'arte e borghi storici dove sono conservati capolavori di artisti come Piero della Francesca e Lorenzo Lotto e dove sono nate personalità come Giacomo Leopardi e Raffaello. Terra di santi, le sue valli sono disseminate da monasteri, abbazie e conventi. Anche la cucina è ricca di storia e suggestioni: dal pesce dell'Adriatico alle pietanze della montagna, anche in questa terra ogni sapore ha il suo vino. Conoscere le Marche significa anche scoprire storie e miti misteriosi, come la leggenda della Sibilla, città ricche di fascino e mistero, come Osimo con la sua città sotterranea o le Grotte di Frasassi che offrono uno spettacolo geologico unico.
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?
We will look at Le Marche through the life of its small cities and historic towns which house masterpieces by artists such as Piero della Francesca. A journey into a land full of spirituality, charm, history and culture.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have a better knowledge of the history, geography and main attractions of Le Marche.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This lecture will be conducted in Italian and is therefore aimed at those of you with an advanced level of the language. It is suitable if you are attending Italian 4 or 5 at City Lit or have an equivalent level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a lecture and is therefore tutor-led. It will be held onlinve (via Zoom).
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other cost. Students will just need to bring a pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any level 4 or 5 Italian courses; other Italian seminars or short courses.
Teaching Italian is Evi’s passion and profession. She started in 2000 after graduating with a degree in Humanities. Her first teaching experience with children of refugees initiated her interest and she took an MA in teaching Italian as a foreign language at Perugia University. In 2002 Evi started travelling and worked as a lecturer at the Italian Culture Institute in Madrid and Prague. Since moving to London she has worked for various colleges and universities, including City Lit since 2008. In 2015 Evi also gained a PGCE in Teaching Adults from the University of Westminster. Following several years of studies and teaching experience, her method is modern and communicative where practice comes first and one can learn the language alongside discovering the culture and society of the country. Evi has a curious and open attitude towards life. Her love for languages and other cultures has deepened the appreciation she holds for her own. She loves to help students expand their cultural understanding as well as advance and enjoy their learning.
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.