Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture

Improve your Italian and widen your knowledge of Italian culture !

THE + of ERASMUS PROJECT

How did Elsa Schiaparelli revolutionise Italian fashion? Did you know that the worldwide popular “Spaghetti alla bolognese” are not actually part of the traditional Bolognese or even Italian cuisine? Why we should never put pinaeapple on pizza? What does the pinecone gesture exactly mean? And why do they avoid walking under stairs or why do they feel unlucky if they see a black cat?

garagErasmus Foundation and Erasmus+ INDIRE are organising this initiative giving an opportunity for exchange students who cannot join face to face courses of Italian to improve their basic-intermediate level of Italian and widen their knowledge about Italy.

An introductory session on December 2020 and three intensive multi-session webinars on January 2021, March 2021 and May 2021 will be organised in collaboration with the wonderful team of professors of the Dante Aligheri Language Institute of Recanati.

These sessions will provide students from all over the world with basic & intermediate skills of Italian language and widen their knowledge about the most important aspects of the Italian culture, habits, customs… and even cuisine. They will always follow the same structure, with a first strictly pedagogical part and a second more informal one on the customs and traditions of Italy.

This initiative is part of THE + OF ERASMUS project: Erasmus+ INDIRE and garagErasmus Foundation are merging their forces to turn a period of difficulty for the next Generation of Europeans into an opportunity to improve the Erasmus+ experience to unequivocally underline the value, even in a difficult period, of the studies and internships carried out thanks to the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

Complete the Accelerator: join its last sessions in May 2021!

The last four sessions of the Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture will be organised in May: apply by Sunday 2 May!

Keep boosting your level of Italian – join the Accelerator in March-April

Four sessions of the Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture will be organised on Tuesday 23 March, Thursday 25, Tuesday 30 March & Thursday 1 April at 16h (CET, Rome time). Applications will remain open until Sunday 21 March at 11:59 PM (CET). All registered...

The Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture kicks off!

First steps of THE + OF ERASMUS project: the first sessions of the Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture were held between December 2020 and January 2021.

Join the January sessions of the Accelerator online and keep boosting your level of Italian!

3 Italian language training sessions of the Accelerator will be held online in January 2021: on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Saturday 23 at 16:00 (CET).

Meet gE & INDIRE’s new project: The + of Erasmus!

Join the ACCELERATOR’s Introductory session on 22 December 2020 (4PM CET)!

Keep boosting your level of Italian – join the last Accelerator’s module!

The last four sessions of the Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture will be organised on Tuesday 4 May, Thursday 6 May, Tuesday 11 May & Thursday 13 May at 16:00 CEST (Rome summer time). Applications will remain open until Sunday 2 May at 11:59 PM (CET). 

All the registered people will receive a confirmation email* some hours before the event including all the details on how to join the Webinars on Zoom. 

garagErasmus Foundation and the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE aim at giving an opportunity for exchange students who cannot join face to face courses of Italian to improve their basic-intermediate level of Italian and widen their knowledge about Italy (culture, habits, customs… and even cuisine!). The sessions will be held 100% in Italian.

Below there is a preview of the programme for this third and last module, which will be powered again by the amazing team of language teachers of the Dante Alighieri Italian Language School of Recanati.

* In case you have any enquiries or doubts, please send an email to registrations@garagerasmus.org.  Please also contact us in case you have not received the Zoom link by Tuesday 4 March at 12.00 (make sure to check your spam folder before that!)

Programme of the Accelerator’s 3rd Module

Tuesday 4 May 2021

16.00 – Prof. Angelo Liberati

  • The Italian Emigration
  • Emigration-Related Activities

17.40 – Prof. Gianni Balbini

  • Grammar: indefinite pronouns and adjectives
  • A trip to Pisa and Siena

Thursday 6 May 2021

16.00 – Prof. Gianni Balbini

  • Phonetics (II part)
  • The Maritime Republics & Medieval Italy

17.40 – Prof.ssa Valeria Savi

  • Grammar: the remote past tenses
  • Stories of Italian women of yesterday and today

Tuesday 11 May 2021

16.00 – Prof. Angelo Liberati

  • Grammar: the direct imperative
  • Society: stereotypes about Italians

17.40 – Prof.ssa Valeria Savi

  • Grammar: introduction to the subjunctive mode
  • The Italy of proverbs

Thursday 13 May 2021

16.00 – Prof. Gianni Balbini, Angelo Liberati & Valeria Savi

  • Answers to doubts & demands

17.40 – Prof. Angelo Liberati

  • Society: today’s Italy at the table
  • A traditional Italian recipe