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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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