Special Courses

Italian in the Kitchen

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SPEAK AS YOU EAT

The course will take place from January to November

If you are looking for something different and “tasty”, we offer you the possibility of learning the Italian language and cooking together. It sounds interesting, doesn’t it? In this course you can prepare and eat typical Italian food, chatting and following the instructions of an expert cook. The menu includes a choice of starters, first courses, second courses, cakes, side dishes and vegetables in season, and you will taste and enjoy them all together at the end of the evening. An example? Bruschette, crostini, pizza, saltimbocca alla romana, tagliatelle, melanzane alla parmigiana, lasagne and tiramisù… Is that enough for making your mouth water?

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Tasting Rossini

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August 14th – 20th 2017 Italian language course, lyric music and cooking

The course is focused on Gioacchino Rossini, excellent musician and gastronomist.

During the classes, students will have the chance to listen to some of the well-known Rossini’s arias and analyze them thanks to modern translations. Special attention will be given to grammar, language structures and activities which underline the famous Rossini’s passion for cooking.

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PLIDA Certification Course

The course will take place from January to November

The PLIDA certificate is an official diploma issued by the Dante Alighieri Society by a formal agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (n. 1903 of Nov. 4, 1993). The PLIDA certificate attests competence in Italian as a foreign language according to a scale of six levels, corresponding to six phases in the progression of learning. The levels advance from A1 to C2 in progression of difficulty and correspond to the levels established by the Council of Europe.

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Italy in a snapshot

The course will take place from January to November

If you are looking for something different and “exciting”, we offer you the possibility of learning the Italian language and potography together. It sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

The photo tours are a fun and original way to discover the Marche region with photography, food, and wine. Come along with us and learn how to photograph the most interesting little roads and the amazing landscapes that are found in the Marche. You’ll be sure to capture holiday memories that last a lifetime. On the tour we will visit the very best Marche wineries, and taste wines paired with local delicacies. Le Marche (pronounced lay-MARH-kay) have recently been defined by the New York Times as “the authentic Italy that’s vanishing from other parts of the country.” From the coast you will soon reach the countryside, with rolling hills interspersed with vineyards, olive groves and sunflowers, and small old villages, with their imposing castles, churches, theatres, and museums laden with history.

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Let’s talk about Art

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From Mondavio, we will pass through Fossombrone to Cagli, from the beauty of the ancient roman abbeys to the magnificence of the renaissance city, Urbino.  Dynamic itineraries help us rediscover the artistic beauty hidden in the region.  A journey from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance is composed of classroom lessons side-by-side with trips and excursions to enhance linguistic, artistic, and historical knowledge, all tied to art history.

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Italian through Music

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Learning Italian through music offers a new and fun way to learn the language and improve pronunciation.  Italians are world-famous for using the art of song as an instrument for expressing emotions and feelings, as well as explain and comment on events in the world.  The course will deal with both popular and historical themes that have been a part of Italian music through today.

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Popular historic events and traditions

A trip through “traditions and customs” of the old villages of Montefeltro.  From the fascination of the Furlo and the mills of Fossombrone, to the bandits of the Metauro, each hamlet has a storyline and secrets that poets, singers, writers and town elders have kept alive over time.  This course offers a presentation of written material as well as 3 visits to the places indicated in the narratives in order to fully acquaint readers with these localities while learning the Italian language.

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Contemporary novel

Who are the most important writers in contemporary Italian?  How do they write?  How can we read and understand their language?
In this course we will analyze themes and linguistic styles to better understand Italian literature in the past 20 years by reading, experiencing, and dramatizing passages from novels by some of Italy’s most important authors such as, Alessandro Baricco, Niccolò Ammanniti, Stefano Benni, and Andrea Camilleri.

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Journey through a distinct language: poetry

Through the analysis of the poetic language and style (rhyme, rhythm, figures of speech), we will become acquainted with the thinking of the major poets of the 1800s, such as Ungaretti, Montale, and Sanguineti, discovering what emotions are hidden behind their words and what Italy was like when they lived.

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Italy of yesterday and today

Two different itineraries to discover the most relevant moments in history and to learn to understand today’s Italian society.

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