Sapevate che gli "Spaghetti alla bolognese", famosi in tutto il mondo, non fanno parte della cucina tradizionale bolognese e nemmeno italiana? Perché non dovremmo mai mettere l’ananas sulla pizza? Cosa significa esattamente il gesto della pigna? E perché gli italiani non camminano sotto le scale o si sentono sfortunati se vedono un gatto nero?

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La Fondazione garagErasmus ed Erasmus+ INDIRE are launching a second edition of THE ACCELERATOR in 2022, 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!).

Le sessioni sono rivolte a persone con un livello di italiano di base-intermedio (equivalente a B1, più o meno!) e si svolgeranno interamente in italiano. Seguiranno sempre la stessa struttura, con una prima parte strettamente pedagogica e una seconda più informale sulle usanze e tradizioni dell'Italia. Il meraviglioso team di insegnanti di lingua della Dante Alighieri Language Institute of Recanati si occuperà delle lezioni: di seguito troverai un'anteprima del programma per questa edizione.

Save the dates & register by Tuesday 5 March!

Sessions will start on 7 April and will be carried out on Tuesdays & Thursdays, until 5 May 2022: on Tuesday 12/03, Thursday 14/03, Tuesday 19/04, Thursday 21/04, Tuesday 26/04, Thursday 28/04, Tuesday 03/04 & Thursday 05/05.

Programme of the 2022 Accelerator edition

Thursday 07 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Prepositions of place & time
  • Italian Comics

17.10 – 19:00

  • Easter Traditions: lexic and culture
  • Easter Traditions: comparison among Italian regions and cuisine 

Tuesday 12 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Idioms
  • Italian Cuisine: typical recipes

17.10 -19:00

  • The past perfect: formation, usage & verbs with double auxiliary
  • A designer who revolutionised fashion: Elsa Schiaparelli

Thursday 14 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Combined pronouns. Review of simple pronouns, combined pronouns & common pronominal verbs.
  • Bologna & pasta

17.10 – 19:00

  • Giotto: the Medieval painter who completely changed Italian art

Tuesday 19 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Starting an oral communication: greeting people
  • A couple of curious facts about Venice

17.10 -19:00

  • The basis of the Italian language: the articles, from the simplest usages to particularities

Thursday 21 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Another time in the past: the imperfect. The near past and the imperfect and the connectives that link them
  • A ‘ritual’ of the Italians: the aperitif

17.10 – 19:00

  • Indefinite pronouns and adjectives
  • Italian fashion and design

Tuesday 26 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • Impersonal and reflexive forms compariso
  • Italian Migrations

17.10 -19:00

  • Non-spoken Italian: gestures
  • Italy through the movies: cinema tips

Thursday 28 April

15.00 – 16:50

  • The subjunctive mode: an introduction
  • Pisa & Siena

17.10 – 19:00

  • Italy through cinema : film recommendations
  • Non-spoken Italian: gestures

Tuesday 03 May

15.00 – 16:50

  • The Direct Imperative
  • Italian light music: karaoke

17.10 – 19:00

  • Italian traditional festivities, particularly 25 April
  • Italian cuisine: recipes, flavours and traditions

Thursday 05 May

15.00 – 16:50

  • Phonetics: the pronunciation of Italian markings and the double letters
  • Phonetics

17.10 – 19:00

  • Relative pronouns
  • Italian Wines: land, lexic and wine culture in Italy
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