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What do you hope to get from this Meetup? What is your goal toward this language and culture?
Yes very passionate. Vieni, Vieni!
Do you have a serious commitment in learning this beautiful language?
Yes I do
Are you interested in travelling with your Tutor to inland Italy, such as in unknown/less touristic and non-conventional places among the locals?Do you like cultural itineraries customized on specific group interests?
I'm fine with skype
I'm half sicilian and and am a social science professor
This is a group for anyone interested in learning Italian having fun, kind of an HAPPY HOUR where you 'drink' a rich and beautiful culture with an experienced native Tutor.
All skills levels are welcome since there will be 3 groups: Beginners- Intermediate- Advanced (book clubs) When possible or requested, we'll go to museums and Italian institutes for exhibitions and events. I start this group to combine language and culture (with readings, speaking, conversations, games) and planning trips to inland Italy, a non-conventional Tourism.
Each member will become an expert, really close to become a real Italian. Looking forward to exploring il BEL PAESE with real passion, going in depth, teaching the tricks to learn fast, tailoring gatherings and classes on your personal interests (arts, archaeology, history, cinema, opera, literature etc.).” You will love this new adventure!!
Where? Midtown Manhattan. Also in Queens, near Sunnyside or Queensboro Plaza, upon request only.
SCHEDULE: Every day. If you don't see a class on the calendar, ask for a lesson or make a suggestion to involve more people
- NEW! For private lessons one-on-one (1 hour and 15 minutes): contact me ;-)
I provide with copies each time, I come with an Agenda, but feel free to bring any book of your interest
For the Advanced ones: we will also decide together what Italian book we will read loud and go in depth (both the text work and the social-economical and political context): DANTE, MACHIAVELLI, MANZONI, LEOPARDI, MORAVIA, ORIANA FALLACI, SAVIANO etc.
Do you have a favorite one? Aren't you curious to see how the PRINCE of Machiavelli is so modern nowadays?
What about Mrs. Fallaci and her predictions on Islam in Europe? Where she was right and where wrong? How will you describe her style? How will you feel after reading her?
And what about a pessimist like LEOPARDI living in an always-positive country like ITALY? Why is he becoming more popular and translated worldwide?
Also.....have you ever dreamed of going to ITALY and visiting a magic place which is inland, rich of culture and tradition and beauty...with a well-educated native that knows your interests and hobbies?? With Authentic Italy your Private Tutor is also your Travel Planner and your adventure pal!! Are you ready for this amazing journey?? I am ;-)
Get involved, start this journey, it might change your life's philosophy and approach. There's a bit of Italy in each of us ;-)