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Courses 2023/24

For our new 2023/24 courses, see list below:

NEW Get By in Italian

Learn some basic ‘survival’ Italian for your next visit to Italy, whether for holiday, visits to friends and family, business or cultural visits.  Topics may include: greetings and introductions, numbers, finding your way around, booking accommodation, visiting places of interest, shopping, travelling around, eating out, asking and answering questions, having a simple social conversation.  Please note that this course is for total beginners. 

Thursdays 1pm to 3pm     Marika Parisi

10 sessions from 11 January     £150/£90   LIM35     Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 3pm to 5pm     Marika Parisi

6 sessions  from 18th April   £90/£54    LIM36    Stoke Lodge

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Italian Level 1 A, Part 2     Complete Beginners continuation

For learners who have studied at complete beginners’ level for approx. 30 hours.  This course is a continuation of Level 1 A Part 1.

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Tuesdays 1pm to 3pm    Marika Parisi

16 sessions from 30 January             £240/£144          LIM3     Stoke Lodge       

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Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm    Marika Parisi

16 sessions from 1 February          £240/£144          LIM4  Stoke Lodge     

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Italian Level 1 B, Part 2      Beginners Plus

For learners at post-beginner level who have studied the language for approx. 90 hours, and who know basic vocabulary and grammar.

Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm     Marika Parisi

16 sessions from 30 January          £240/£144     LIM7        Stoke Lodge   

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Italian Level 2 B    Intermediate

For learners at intermediate level who have completed courses at Level 1 and 2 A, and have a good basic understanding of the language.

Mondays 12.30pm to 2.30pm     Davide Ariasso

16 sessions from 29 January        £240/£144         LIM13 Stoke Lodge

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Italian Level 2 D   Upper intermediate

For learners at upper intermediate level who have a good, solid knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and understanding of the language.

Wednesdays 10am to 12noon     Davide Ariasso

16 sessions from 31 January       £240/144      LIM16     Stoke Lodge

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Italian Level 3 B   Advanced

For advanced learners who have been learning Italian for several years and are almost fluent.

Thursday 12noon to 2pm   Laura Geraci

16 sessions from 22 February          £240/£144    LIM20     Stoke Lodge

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Fridays 10am to 12noon     Davide Ariasso      

16 sessions from 2 February        £240/£144        LIM22      Stoke Lodge

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Italian Level 3 D   Advanced Conversation

Il nostro corso offre agli studenti avanzati di lingua italiana la possibilità di conversare in italiano su vari argomenti di attualità, cultura, letteratura, interesse generale. Si leggeranno in classe brevi testi e articoli di quotidiani online che offriranno lo spunto per la discussione.

Mondays 10am to 12noon    Davide Ariasso

16 sessions from 29 January     £240/£144              LIM25    Stoke Lodge

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Thursdays 9.30am to 11.30am     Laura Geraci

16 sessions from 8 February         £240/£144    LIM26         Stoke Lodge

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Italian Art, Culture and History courses

NEW  La storia d’Italia

Un breve corso dedicato alla storia d’Italia. Inizieremo dall’antica Roma con gli Etruschi. Passeremo poi dal Medioevo al Rinascimento. Il Risorgimento e il Regno d’Italia. Finiremo con la Prima e Seconda Guerra Mondiale in Italia. Gli studenti devono avere un buon livello di italiano.

Fridays 1pm to 3pm    Marika Parisi

5 sessions from 19 April      £75/£45     LIM30      Stoke Lodge

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Italian on Saturdays

Italian Day:  Opera: Puccini e Verdi  –  tenuto in Italiano

L’Opera italiana con Verdi e Puccini, la loro vita e le “arie” più famose con Pavarotti, Caruso e Renata Tebaldi. Parleremo dei grandi teatri italiani e i direttori d’orchestra. Gli studenti devono avere un buon livello di italiano.

Saturday 11am to 4pm    Marika Parisi

1 session on 3 February           £40/24        LIM31     Stoke Lodge

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NEW Italian Day: Beautiful places to visit in Italy, Part 1

Have you decided to take a trip to Italy, but you don’t know where to go yet? Would you like to know about new villages or small towns? In these sessions we will discover amazing and hidden places in regions of Italy less frequented by tourists, e.g. Piemonte, Emilia, Umbria, Trentino, Lombardia, Marche, Veneto, Liguria, Puglia, Calabria, Molise and Abruzzo.

Saturday 11am to 4pm       Marika Parisi   

1 session on 2 March              £40/24    LIM32     Stoke Lodge

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NEW Italian Day: Beautiful places to visit in Italy, Part 2

Have you decided to take a trip to Italy, but you don’t know where to go yet? Would you like to know about new villages or small towns? In these sessions we will discover amazing and hidden places in Tuscany, Lazio, Campania and Sicily.

Saturday 11am to 4pm      Marika Parisi  

1 session on 23 March             £40/24             LIM33     Stoke Lodge

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Italian Cookery

Italian cookery:  Arancini

Arancini are Italian rice balls that are stuffed with a savoury filling, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried. The most common arancini fillings are: al ragù or al sugo, filled with ragù, mozzarella or caciocavallo cheese, and al burro, filled with ham and mozzarella or bechamel sauce. A number of regional variants exist, differing in their fillings and shape. Arancini al ragù from eastern Sicily have a conical shape, inspired by the volcano Etna.

Please bring containers to take your dishes home.

Saturday 10am to 3pm    Marika Parisi

1 session on 20 April            £75/£50    CTS9       Stoke Lodge

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Italian cookery:  Pizza and Tiramisù

From the best pizza dough to secret techniques for making pizza, you will learn how to knead and roll out the perfect and traditional pizza. We will also make Tiramisù, one of the most famous Italian desserts. Please bring containers to take your dishes home.

Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm    Marika Parisi

1 session on 15 June    £65/£40   CTS10       Stoke Lodge 

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