Garibaldi: eroe dei due mondi o pedina del potere?
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Course Code: LNW44
- Dates: 04/03/24 - 04/03/24
- Time: 11:00 - 13:00
- Taught: Mon, Daytime
- Duration: 1 session
- Location: Online
- Tutor: Veronica De Felice
Course Code: LNW44
Duration: 1 session
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What is the course about?
The course will explore the hidden truth that lies beyond the long and painful process which led to the Unità d'Italia. We will focus on the Reign of Two Sicilies, which was mostly affected by the unification, both in terms of human and economic losses.
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?
The topics covered will be: a brief introduction to Italian history and its leading figures before the unification (1861); a journey into the Reign of two Sicilies which, at the time, was the most developed region of Italy and whose capital, Naples, was the third European city after London and Paris; the role played by the English; the civil war that broke out in the south of Italy in the aftermath of the unification.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
By the end of the seminar students should be able to talk about and comment on literary texts, and be able to discuss and debate one of the lesser known and most hidden aspects of Italian history.
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 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, presentations, hand-outs 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.
Ciao! My name is Veronica De Felice and I come from Southern Italy. I was born in Pompei ("not in the ruins", a joke I always make with my students) and I have always been fond of languages. Indeed, I studied languages at secondary school (English, Spanish, French and Latin) and I graduated at the University of Naples, l'Orientale, with a BA (Hon) in Modern Foreign Languages. I moved to London in 2002 and, after three years, I gained a CLTA qualification at Goldsmith University, and a few years later a level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. In 2006, I started working as an Italian tutor in various colleges and universities, such as Goldsmith College, the University of Arts, Croydon College, University of Wesminster, City University and City Lit since 2010. At the moment, I am also teaching A level italian at LAE Tottenham, and the IB diploma in an international school in central London. I believe that studying and speaking another language expands your personal and communication skills, and makes you see the world from a different perspective. For me, learning a language is about challenging yourself, getting out of your comfort zone and having fun!
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.