Storia della lingua italiana

Course Dates: 31/01/20
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Venite a scoprire le origini e l'evoluzione dell'italiano che parliamo oggi. Insieme vedremo l'affermazione del volgare toscano come lingua nazionale e le influenze che l'italiano ha subito nel passare del tempo.

Description

What is the course about?

This course is a brief introduction to the evolution of the Italian language, from its Latin origins to the modern day. We will look at its history and influences over the centuries.

What will we cover?

- the first written documents in "Italian"
- the issue of a national language for the peninsula
- the relationship between national language and dialects
- recent influences on the languge.

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

Have a general knowledge of how Italian developed from Latin.

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

The course will be taught entirely in Italian. Students should have studied the language for about 5 years or have lived in the country or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- This is a lecture-type lesson with opportunities for questions
- Use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate (for example when looking at the different Italian dialects).

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No. Just pen and paper.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?



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Tutor Biographies
Francesco Bucciol

Francesco has taught Italian language classes and literature at City Lit since 2014. He also works as Head of the Classics Department. After graduating with honours in Modern Languages and Literatures (English, German and Serbo-Croat), he moved to London and started teaching Italian at various adult education colleges, which gave him the opportunity to share his interest in Italian language, culture and traditions to a diverse range of students. During this time, he also acquired experience in curriculum management. Francesco currently prepares students for Italian exams. His passion includes philology, Dante, early Italian literature and the history of Italy (primarily the Northeast, where he grew up and was educated).

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LNW35

Fri, day, 31 Jan - 31 Jan '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £29.00
Concession: £29.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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