Donne italiane

Course Dates: 27/01/22 - 24/03/22
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Location: Online
Cinque donne straordinarie che hanno fatto la storia d’Italia: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652) per la pittura, Maria Montessori (1870-1952) per le sue teorie dell’educazione, Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012) per la scienza, Anna Magnani (1908-1973) per l’arte attoriale e Alda Merini (1931– 2009) per la letteratura. Attraverso queste figure femminili discuteremo di diversi temi e approfondiremo la conoscenza del panorama culturale italiano. Lessons: 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar and 24 Mar.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £85.00

Course Code: LNW58

Thu, day, 27 Jan - 24 Mar '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Gli studenti avranno l’occasione di discutere temi che riguardano gli ambiti operativi di ognuna delle cinque personalità in questione, di lavorare sulla capacità di comprensione, oltre ad espandere la propria conoscenza della cultura e storia italiana.

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?

Ogni lezione sarà dedicata all’approfondimento di una figura diversa delle cinque e dello sfondo culturale e storico in cui operavano.

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

- expressing thoughts and opinions on various cultural issues
- recognise and use a range of expressions and vocabulary related to the topics dealt with during the lessons
- identify key historical events and theoretical ideas related to each personality.

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

This course is aimed at students who have studied the language for 4 or more years recently or have an equivalent level of the language.

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

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and comprehension skills
- group work
- use of authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

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

Based on tutor's own material.

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

This is a stand-alone course, but learners with an upper-intermediate or advanced level of Italian can consider one of courses at Italian 4 or Italian 5 level.

Roberto Minardi

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.