COURSE AVAILABLE - SUBJECT OF CULTURAL INTEREST
The student may choose a subject of a cultural nature based on his/her interests, in order to give greater depth and specialisation to the course he/she is taking. These cultural lessons are group classes (minimum of 4 students), generally on 2 afternoons a week. A cultural subject is included in the general syllabus (and so should be chosen – indicating an alternative option – at the time of enrolment) of the following STANDARD COURSES:
ITALIANO IDEA VERONA
ITALIANO IDEA VERONA PLUS 1
ITALIANO IDEA VERONA PLUS 2
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - ART HISTORY
Get to know the works of the principal Italian artists. Detailed analysis of historical, artistic and cultural periods through the works of the most representative artists (painters, sculptors and architects) in the various movements that have existed in Italy, and in particular in Verona or in the Veneto. Suitable even for those just starting to learn Italian, because the lessons feature images that make participation easier.
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - CULTURAL SITES
Italian to describe what one sees and for travel, studied in the major places of artistic interest in Northern Italy, in particular the area surrounding Verona, Lake Garda, Valpolicella, and the nearby cities. These include enchanting Venice; Padua, site of an ancient and very prestigious university; Vicenza, with its Palladian villas; Mantua, where the Middle Ages mingle with the Renaissance; Trento, with its magnificent castle, and the small, highly-cultured city of Rovereto. For students of all levels who conceive their course partly as an opportunity to explore the “Bel Paese”.
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - OPERA
A general course on the history of Italian opera. Students learn about the major Italian composers, as well as the librettists of the most important operas. Recommended for those who love opera and wish to gain greater knowledge regarding its musical and poetic aspects.
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOR BUSINESS
Learn or go into greater detail regarding the language of business. The principal focus of the course is on the worlds of economics and finance, marketing, the Italian fiscal sand administrative system, the banking system and the Stock Exchange.
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - ITALIAN LITERATURE (HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF LITERARY TEXTS)
A course on the major authors, styles, genres and movements in Italian literature. Students may deal, bearing in mind their linguistic abilities, with the fundamental aspects of Italian literature from the 13th century to the present day. Textual analysis is carried out on works by Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Ariosto, Tasso, Parini, Foscolo, Manzoni, Leopardi, Verga, Pirandello and many others. The course is a very interactive one: students are also encouraged to write in Italian, based on the chosen texts, in the medium that interests them most (prose, poetry, theatre, etc.).
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - FASHION & DESIGN
Corso generale di storia dell'opera lirica italiana. I maggiori compositori italiani vengono presentati agli studenti, insieme agli autori di libretti delle principali opere. Consigliato a chi ama il melodramma e si vuole avvicinare con maggiore consapevolezza del contesto musicale e poetico.
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - ITALIAN MEDIA AND SOCIETY
One of the most fascinating things about Italy is the Italian lifestyle. This course is a way of getting to know the society and analyse from a sociological standpoint the country’s mass media (including analyses of television, newspapers and periodicals, public relations firms, spokespersons, major events, advertising, etc.) in order to understand Italian public opinion and the way it works. This is a particularly interactive course.
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - THE LANGUAGE OF HEALTH
Learn the scientific language used by doctors, nurses and health workers, focusing the course’s objectives on the students’ individual needs. Apart from studying specific vocabulary, students will, for example, find out about the Italian health system and the way it is structured, as well as learn how to communicate effectively with patients and in the context of the health service in general.
SUBJECTS OF CULTURAL INTEREST - BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND ARCHIVAL RESEARCH
Italy’s archival and documentary patrimony is unbelievably immense. In Italy – and Verona is no exception – innumerable documents have been preserved that are fundamental to human knowledge and history. In the fields of the arts, music, science, geography, etc., every historical period, from antiquity to the present day, is abundantly documented. For those who carry out research in Italy, there are many difficulties to overcome: navigating one’s way through the wealth of documents available, consulting catalogues, gaining access to archives and analysing the documents. The course helps give the student the necessary operational, linguistic and communicational tools. It may include providing references, visits and practical exercises in archives that are of interest, both in the area of Verona and in neighbouring cities.