ITALIAN LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN STABIAE/SORRENTO COAST
This course is designed for students with at least four /five semester study of Italian. The use of complex grammar rules is applied to conversation and writing skills and involve : sequences in past tenses, the use of present imperfect and past subjunctive to express personal opinions, will, hope, doubt, the hypothetic period in the present, past , future, the passive form and the direct and indirect speech.
- COURSE MAIN AIMS:
- To be able to interact in a rather fluent and spontaneous way and make oneself easily understood by native speakers.
- To reach a good capability to communicate with an appropriate vocabulary.
- To be able to produce clear and articulated texts on various topics.
- To be able to understand and discuss topics related to complex texts or issues.
- To read and understand a literary text/and or complex articles/paragraphs from current newspapers.
- To be able to talk about cultural elements in Italian society and express opinions using an appropriate vocabulary.
- TEACHING METHOD:
Classes are mostly conducted in Italian. The approach is comprehension-based. Students are required to interact with the professors. Participation and team working ability are encouraged in class. The professor must encourage students towards a challenging linguistic experience Priority is given to oral communication skills both incomprehension and language production.
During the course, the professor will check students’ level of comprehension and learning through written and oral tests and homework assignments. At the end of the course there will be a final written and oral examination.
- CLASS ACTIVITIES:
- Watching Italian movies and discussing about them.
- Reading Italian newspapers.
- Writing and translating.
- Telling stories and events.
- GRAMMATICAL ELEMENTS OF THE COURSE:
- Present and past Agreement of tenses.
- The subjunctive.
- Hypothetical sentences (future and present tenses).
- COMMUNICATION AND CULTURAL ELEMENTS OF THE COURSE:
- Expressing opinions doubt, wishes / hope
- Expressing surprise, wonder, admiration, disappointment, satisfaction.
- Ask or give information on various topics and events.
- To discuss or project /make plans.
- Express agreement /disagreement.
- Make a hypothesis.
- Cultural Elements.
- Italian Society.
- Italian/English Dictionary.
- Texts and exercises will be given by the professor during the lessons.
ITINERARY & DAILY ACTIVITIES
Arrival at Naples airport. Tutor Welcome. Transfer by private bus to the Vesuvian Institute. Check-in & Welcome Dinner.
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Italian language lesson. Lunch at Vesuvian Institute. 3:30 p.m. Guided tour to Archaeological Site of Ancient Stabiae. Dinner at Vesuvian Institute.
9:00 a.m. departure by private bus to archaeological site of Pompeii and guided tour. Lunch at Vesuvian Institute.3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Italian language lesson n.2. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Archaeo – Lab: Simulation of Excavation. Dinner at Vesuvian Institute
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Italian language lesson n.3. 11:30 a.m. departure by private Bus GT to Gragnano and guided tour to the Ancient Pasta Factory “Afeltra”: workshop and demonstration about pasta production. 1:00 p.m. lunch with pasta tasting at “Maccaroneria” restaurant. 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Lab of Roman Ceramic part.1.Dinner at Vesuvian Institute
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Italian language lesson. Departure by private bus to a beautiful beach in Sorrento Coast. Sack lunch. Dinner at Vesuvian Institute.
8:30a.m. departure by private bus to Naples. Guided tour of National Archaeological Museum. Lunch in typical Neapolitan pizzeria in the heart of the city. Guided tour on the historical centre of Naples. Return to Vesuvian Institute and dinner
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Italian language lesson. 11:30 a.m. departure by private bus to Sorrento for guided tour of the city and time for shopping. Sack lunch. Visit and tasting at Limoncello Factory. Dinner at Vesuvian Institute.
ITINERARY & DAILY ACTIVITIES
9.00 a.m. departure with cable car to Mount Faito with sack lunch. Naturalistic excursion. Swimming pool. Return to Vesuvian Institute and dinner.
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Italian language lesson. Departure by private bus to a beautiful beach in Sorrento Coast with sack lunch. Dinner at Vesuvian Institute.
10:000 a.m. Departure by private bus to Gragnano for Cooking Class: The Real Neapolitan Pizza at Ancient Pizzeria “F.lli Mascolo”. Lunch in Pizzeria. Return at Vesuvian Institute and dinner
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Italian Lesson. 11:30-12:30 a.m Archaeo-Lab "Ancient Roman Music" by Synaulia Group. Departure with sack lunch to the sea.Dinner at Vesuvian Institute.
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Italian language lesson. Lunch at Vesuvian Institute. Walking tour of Stabiae historical center. Movie at Cinema. Dinner at Vesuvian Institute.
8:00 a.m. Departure for daily cruise in Amalfi Coast wit sack lunch. Return to Vesuvian Institute and dinner.
9:00 – 12:00 a.m. Italian language lesson & Final Exam.3:00 p.m. Lab of Roman Ceramic part.2. Ceremony of attendance. Buffet and Music Party in the Garden.
Departure with sack lunck for Naples Airport.
THE CAMPUS: VESUVIAN INSTITUTE
ACCOMODATION & FACILITIES
VESUVIAN INSTITUTE : THE GUEST HOUSE OF CULTURE.
In May 2007, the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation established the Vesuvian Institute with the mission to provide services for research and study in the Bay of Naples. The Institute,one-of-a-kind in Southern Italy,hosts mainly school,groups,foreign and Italian universities,cultural tourists and researchers of the Bay of Naples in a unique context offering opportunities for both day excursions and relaxation.
•94 single, double, triple and quadruple rooms which can host up to 200 people
•Bar, 2 restaurants which can seat 250 people
•Outdoor garden space
•Elevator and wheelchair access
•Parking facilities for cars and charter buses
HOW TO APPLY
CALENDAR & APPLICATION FORM
We are able to create a tailor made program In Italian Language & Culture for formed group of adults at request.