Atelier dell’italiano: lingua, cultura e cucina

Workshops are the next best thing to going to Italy, as participants are completely immersed in the language and culture by spending the day hearing and speaking the language. We like to provide an experience where students can escape the classroom and feel comfortable and encouraged to participate. We offer cooking, language and culture workshops throughout the year.

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Workshops are conducted not only by percorsoItaliano teachers, but also by Italian native speakers from all walks of life who have a passion for sharing their craft—architects, opera singers, business owners, academics in cinema and history, artists, professional and home cooks, entrepreneurs, and more. We’ve been fortunate to invite Italians residing in the Seattle area, as well as those living in Italy who are able to coordinate a day visit to percorsoItaliano as part of their travels.

Workshops Di CuCINA

L'ITALIANO IN CUCINA- When you walk in the door, you are transported to an Italian home kitchen. Cooking workshops are led not only by percorsoItaliano teachers, but also by cooking professionals, talented home cooks, and those passionate about food and regional cuisine. When possible, we try to invite people from Italy to highlight different regions and their local cuisines, which provides a great escape from the classroom.

Cooking workshops are open to students of all levels of Italian from beginner to advanced. **We offer workshops during each session and they often sell out, so if you’d like to hear about them as soon as they’re announced, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page.

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS HAVE INCLUDED:

PRANZO CON LE INSEGNANTI

LUNCH WITH THE TEACHERS

percorsoItaliano teachers Roberta, Elisabetta, and Lia lead us on a culinary tour through their native cities of Torino, Perugia, e Roma by preparing some of their favorite dishes and teaching new Italian words and phrases in the kitchen. 

 

Workshops di Cultura

At percorsoItaliano, we aim to incorporate Italian culture into the language, as they are inextricably linked. Our educational, interesting, and fun culture workshops highlight this connection by offering topics that appeal to the various interests of our diverse students—architettura (architecture), musica (music), cinema (movies), e moda (fashion). We always explore the regions of Italy, with the presenter highlighting his/her origins. In addition to learning about a new subject in a setting outside the typical classroom, students also have the opportunity to improve their Italian through related vocabulary, idioms, and more, all which will enhance their future experiences in Italy and their interactions with Italians.

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS HAVE INCLUDED:

MAFIA IN THE MOVIES: BETWEEN REALITY AND CINEMA, BETWEEN HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR AND ITALIAN DRAMA

LA MAFIA NEL CINEMA: TRA REALTA' E FINZIONE CINEMATOGRAFICA, TRA GLI EROI DI HOLLYWOOD E IL NEOREALISMO DEL CINEMA ITALIANO

 

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A COLOR EXPERIENCE

UN'ESPERIENZA DEL COLORE

 

 

    

Workshops di Lingua

These workshops allow students to become more comfortable with the language by putting grammar points into practice through drills and other exercises. Because a particular grammar point can often take a while to sink in and there may not be enough regular class time to practice, we offer language workshops to give students the opportunity to concentrate on a specific subject.

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PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS have included:

DIVERTIAMOCI CON LA LINGUA:             I MODI DI DIRE IN ITALIANO

LET'S HAVE FUN WITH THE LANGUAGE: ITALIAN FIGURES OF SPEECH

DIVERTIAMOCI CON LA LINGUA:             I VERBI PRONOMINALI

LET'S HAVE FUN WITH THE LANGUAGE: THE PRONOMINAL VERBS

COSA DICONO I NOSTRI STUDENTI

A marvelous array of stimulating cultural and cooking workshops in which I found myself amongst others who, like myself, love Italy and all things Italian. Roberta has made us feel like part of one big Italian family.
— Toni C.
The workshops and the teachers pull you in via engaging and unique ways that excite adults to want to learn, and you find yourself emboldened and wanting to try to speak and communicate. And while doing so, you have gentle and gracious help and guidance from the teachers as they find a compassionate way to correct you or help you to properly pronounce things. It truly is fun and satisfying.
— Toni C.
The availability of cultural immersion in films, regional cooking, and weekend workshops all in Italian are challenging and informative.
— Joy S.
The cooking classes are in Italian. It’s so much fun to be able to understand most of what is said by the instructor and then dine on a fabulous feast.
— Debbie R.