Special Events + Workshops

Italian for Travelers

Saturday October 14 2017, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Cost: $55

Workshop is in English and Italian. Pre-registration required.

Planning a trip to Italy? This highly entertaining workshop will help you prepare. You will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling–meeting people, ordering in a restaurant, making a reservation, shopping–learning essential Italian words and key phrases so you can get more from your vacation. The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.

Superstizioni e Credenze Popolari

December 2, 2017

Cost: $55

Workshop is in Italian. Pre-registration required.

Have you ever heard of a “munaciello”? Do you know where a “Jana” lives? Have you ever been afflicted by “malocchio”? Are you superstitious?
Join us in a fascinating exploration of the Italian superstitions and popular beliefs dating back to times unmemorable. You will discover an intriguing side of the Italian culture and a really entertaining one. “Being superstitious is a sign of ignorance, but a lack of superstition brings bad luck!”

Workshop di Grammatica: Passato Prossimo vs Imperfetto

Saturday November 4, 2 to 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Workshop is in Italian. Pre-registration required.

Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto are two past tenses Italians use a lot. For English speakers, it is a real struggle to use them properly because Italian language includes variants of the past tenses that either don’t exist at all in English, or correlate inconsistently with their English counterparts. Are you familiar with Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto?
During this workshop we will give you wide range of tools to master the use of these tenses and hopefully you’ll walk out of the room feeling better about them!