The Accelerator

Improve your Italian and widen your knowledge of Italian culture !

THE + of ERASMUS PROJECTREGISTER HERE FOR THE 2024 EDITION!

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 Italians walking under stairs or why do they feel unlucky if they see a black cat?

Boost your level of Italian, completely for free!

garagErasmus Foundation and Erasmus+ INDIRE are launching a third edition of THE ACCELERATOR in 2024, aiming at giving an opportunity to exchange students who are willing to improve their basic-intermediate level of Italian and, over all, widen their knowledge about Italy (culture, habits, customs… and even cuisine!).

Sessions are aimed at people counting with a basic-intermediate level of Italian (equivalent to B1, more or less!) and will be held 100% in Italian. 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. The wonderful team of language teachers of the Dante Alighieri Language Institute of Recanati will be in charge of them.

The + of Erasmus

This initiative is part of THE + OF ERASMUS project: Erasmus+ INDIRE and garagErasmus Foundation are merging their forces for the next Generation of Europeans to improve their Erasmus+ experience by unequivocally underlining its value in the face of today’s demanding job market.

See what else the project offers

This activity has been conceived for Erasmus+ exchange students willing to improve their level of Italian and, therefore, their participation in the project will be prioritary.

Programme of the 2024 Accelerator edition

Wednesday 28 February

15.00 – 16:50

  • Gender and number
  • Stereotypes about Italians

17.10 – 19:00

  • Greetings
  • Pisa & Siena

Wednesday 6 March

15.00 – 16:50

  • Verbs
  • Marche

17.10 -19:00

  • Articles
  • Aperitivo

Wednesday 13 March

15.00 – 16:50

  • Present perfect
  • Bologna & Pasta

17.10 – 19:00

  • Prepositions of time and place
  • 100% Made in Italy

Wednesday 20 March

15.00 – 16:50

  • Relative pronouns
  • Rome, the Eternal City

17.10 – 19:00

  • Giotto: the medieval painter that revolutionized art
  • Caravaggio

Wednesday 27 March

15.00 – 16:50

  • Past imperfect
  • Superstition

17.10 – 19:00

  • Imperative
  • Easter

Wednesday 3 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Comparative
  • Italian emigration

17.10 – 19:00

  • Italian cuisine
  • A typical Italian recipe

Wednesday 10 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Future
  • Risorgimento

17.10 – 19:00

  • Conditional
  • Italian gestures and movies

Wednesday 17 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Past tense
  • Three Italian women

17.10 – 19:00

  • Introduction to the subjunctive
  • The Commedia dell’Arte and opera

The programme of the following days will be updated soon!

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