What better way to immerse yourself into the Italian culture than reading books and short stories by Italian contemporary writers who can make you travel both in space and time? These books will take you on an authentic journey through Italy. The aim of this book club is to create an informal yet stimulating space where people who love Italian language and culture, and are passionate about reading, can come together and discuss each week’s chapters while practicing the language. We will go over what we have read so far and exchange ideas about specific topics or excerpts, we will discuss and practice new idioms, which will help you expand your vocabulary. We will also analyze book reviews and look at interviews with the authors. All readers willing to participate will need to have achieved or be working towards an advanced level (C1) of Italian.
Book for the Fall: "Italiana" by Giuseppe Catozzella (Mondadori, 2021) (https://www.amazon.com/Italiana-Giuseppe-Catozzella
Students need to have the Italian edition of "Italiana" by Giuseppe Catozzella (book, e-book or audiobook) on hand.
"Giuseppe Catozzella uncovers a little-known episode from history and invites us to accompany him on the human, emotional and political journey of Maria Oliviero, known as Ciccilla: the first woman to lead a band of rebels in the fight against subjugation by the Kingdom of Italy, from 1860 onwards".
The course is composed of 10 lessons of 1.5 hours each.
Instructor: Gianmarco Bocchi
Pre-requisite: Students who have completed level C1
THIS COURSE TAKES PLACEIN PERSON
at Istituto Italiano di Cultura
496 Huron St. in Toronto
Course begins on October 10, 2023
IMPORTANT - New students at the Istituto must complete the placement test before registering for this class. The purpose of this test is to ensure students are taking the correct course based on their assessed level. Returning students are not required to take this test.
TAKE PLACEMENT TEST HERE