Saturday June 3 2017, 2pm to 4:30pm
Have you ever noticed how many times Italians use ci and ne? Do you always know they refer to? Let’s explore together the endless uses of ci and ne. Unlike direct or indirect object pronouns, these pronouns do not have equivalents in English—a fact that often causes confusion. During this workshop we will break them down to analyze their meaning. We will also explore the pronominal verbs in which pronoun particles are added to a verb, thus altering the original meaning. Verbs such as farcela, andarsene, non poterne più will have no secrets for you! Ci venite?
Saturday April 29 2017, 2pm to 4:30pm
All languages change throughout the centuries and the same is true for Italian. Is there still a standard Italian? If so, what is it? To which extent have radio, television and social media influenced the Italian language? Is the Italian language under assault from the infiltration of English words? During this workshop we will try to answer these questions and will learn how to avoid the mistakes that even Italian native speakers make when speaking and writing.
Led by Oscar Luca D’Amore
Saturday April 29 2017, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
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.