Katuscia Da Corte, your tutor for this program, is a native Italian teacher, CLTA qualified, with a background in film and multi-media studies. She is very passionate about cinema and likes to engage the students in a very original way, enabling them to express themselves more openly. Some lessons may be run together with qualified assistants and special guests may occasionally attend from the movie industry.
Contemporary films provide the learners with a vivid portrait of Italian life, allowing them to get the words "in action", from a wide range of characters, situations and environments (language in context).
But talking about cinema also
means talking about a multi-layered art, that involves many messages and interpretations. It provokes emotional reactions and broadens perceptions, activating our senses, in
a unique combination of stimuli.
Italian Reloaded uses these
stimuli to work creatively, making communication more meaningful. Audiovisual clips offer varied examples of people with authentic voices and
accents, using particular vocabulary or grammar structures: a big opportunity for the students to pick up the real language.
All our activities are inspired by films that draw the audience in, to share interesting opinions and develop more colourful conversations.
"Creativity embeds knowledge so that it can become practice. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands. We are born makers, and creativity is the ultimate act of integration — it is how we fold our experiences into our being.” (Brené Brown)
The new double-bill learning experience!
Lessons and courses to revise and boost your knowledge of Italian, while immersing yourself in La dolce Vita and appreciating The Great Beauty of the language