Misteri italiani: da Tangentopoli a Giovanni Falcone

Course Dates: 24/06/21
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
This seminar, conducted in Italian, will guide you through some of the crimes and political scandals that have shaken Italy over the last 30 years or so.

“Gialli” italiani per i quali si sente il bisogno di approfondire quello che è successo perché da questo può nascere comunque una riflessione utile e importante.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LNW75

Full Thu, day, 24 Jun - 24 Jun '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

L'obiettivo è quello della ricostruzione di delitti irrisolti più o meno noti e di vicende ritenute poco chiare. Attraverso interviste a personaggi famosi e ricostruzioni storiche ci occuperemo dei casi criminali di maggiore rilevanza mediatica e spesso connessi a temi della cronaca recente italiana come Tangentopoli, la mafia, la politica. Vicende, come quella dell'assassinio di Giovanni Falcone per mano di Cosa Nostra, avvolte ancora in un alone di mistero.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

From the murder of Giovanni Falcone, the anti-Mafia judge, through "Tangentopoli", the political scandal, you will explore some of major events that have affected Italy in modern times.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-have a better understanding of the main poitical scandals and crimes that have dominated Italian headlines since the 1990s.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This lecture will be conducted in Italian and therefore aims at those of you with an advanced level of the language. This course is suitable if you are attending Italian 4 or 5 at Citylit 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. Facts will be presented through the use of video clips, PowerPoint presentations, handouts etc.

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?

Please explore other Italian seminars and advanced courses in the Languages section of our website.

Evi Campetella

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.