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….going back to the old days when granny made pasta for the whole family

On Sunday 5th of November we will start at 11.00am and we will speak Italian ..

so also a short introduction on cooking terminology will be given by the Italian teacher who will help with the vocabulary and assist during the preparation.

These cooking lessons are for everyone in a very pleasant atmosphere and as part of an informal, informative and fun day!

So………Let’s Mani in pasta!

Simona will teach you how to make pasta dough from scratch: kneading, rolling and encourage your creativity and finally closing to make the real handmade Italian pasta con farina di castagne.
And after we will enjoy what has been prepared, eating all together our Italian  pasta with chestnut flour!

But no worries, there will be some for you to take home too..

By taking part in this “Pasta lesson”, participants will expand and deepen their knowledge of Italian language and food culture.

A glass of Prosecco and nibbles on arrival will welcome you

When:  November 5th from 11.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Casa Tua- Camden 176 Royal College St, London NW1 0SP

Cost: £39.90 per head which includes all the ingredients, the use of equipment, Prosecco and nibbles on arrival.

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Few places available, booking essential

Organizers: Antonio & Giuseppe

Booking required:gamoroso77@gmail.com    antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com

 

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A party with the students for the students of Italian!

Among our students of Italian there are many who are very talented in different fields… music, photography, writing, fashion and so on..

So, why don’t you come to support them?  Let’s celebrate with your classmates and your teachers.

On the evening, two students of Italian will:

– exhibit photos
– present a book on the composer George Handel

plus la riffa: Win 1 week language course in Italy with Sorrento lingue, School of Italian in Sorrento

+ Spritz, Aperitivo Italiano, Canapes and a good chat in Italian

When: October 24 from 6.30am

Where: Casa Tua King’s Cross, 106-108 Cromer Street WC1H 8BZ

Tube:  King’s Cross
When:  Tuesday 24th of October from 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Entry:  £ 10   (1 Spritz/ glass of wine and Apulian typical finger food)

Organizers: Antonio & Giuseppe

Booking required:

gamoroso77@gmail.com    antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com

Would you like to present your work? Next time it could be your turn! Get in contact with us.

A party with the students for the students of Italian!

Among our students of Italian there are many who are very talented in different fields… music, photography, writing, fashion and so on..

So, why don’t you come to support them?  Let’s celebrate with your classmates and your teachers.

Festival Italiano di Letteratura a Londra 

Two days of events, over 30 speakers, authors and thinkers from different backgrounds, established writers and younger radical ones. Italian, British, and international voices will discuss literature and topics such as migration, politics, Italy, the present and future of London, and how Brexit is already affecting novels and poems. 

That is the formula of the Festival of Italian Literature in London / Festival Italiano di Letteratura a Londra (FILL), which will take place at the Coronet Theatre Notting Hill on October 21 and 22, 2017. 

The programme includes “Citizens of Nowhere?” with Strega Prize winner Melania Mazzucco and Franco-American author Lauren Elkin, “Italian Politics for Dummies”, “Getaway to Europe”, “The Last London?” (with Iain Sinclair, Olivia Laing and Tate Modern senior curator Andrea Lissoni). And again, Zerocalcare (Italy’s most beloved cartoonist), the novel that inspired “Suburra” (Netflix’s new Original Series), the secret history of Italian and British music with Rob Young of The Wire, and way much more – including an atmospheric bar, a book stall run by The Italian Bookshop , Italian street food, and DJ sets.

Nearly all events will be in English or in Italian with English translation.

Full programme and tickets here

www.fill.org.uk
festival@fill.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FILLFestival/
Twitter: @Fill_LitFest
Instagram: @fill_festival_london

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From 20 September  to 1 October, Raindance Film Festival  & Italian Cultural Institute at the Vue West End (Leicester Square)  present a great selection of Italian contemporary films.

Here you have the full list and links. 

Children of the Night by Andrea de Sica

Golden Door by Emanuele Crialese

Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese

There is a light by Fabio Mollo

Viola, Franca by Marta Savia

Read more here..

 

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Una domanda frequente degli studenti d’italiano è quando usare il verbo “essere” e quando usare il verbo “stare” . I due verbi sono verbi fondamentali della lingua italiana e sono molto utili per chi comincia a studiare italiano.

Questi verbi sono molto usati nella conversazione, per esempio nella domanda “Come stai?” la risposta, naturalmente è “Sto bene” o ” Sto male”. Non usiamo mai il verbo “essere” ma perché?

Cominciamo con un piccolo esercizio, metti in ordine il verbo “stare” .

state/ stiamo/ sto/ stai/ sta/ stanno

io…

Il verbo stare si usa quando:

descrivo un comportamento, uno stato d’animo> sto attento, stai zitto, stiamo in ansia…

descrivo la posizione dove normalmente si trova un oggetto o persona> i pantaloni stanno nell’armadio, a quest’ora Carlo sta in ufficio…

per formare la forma progressiva> Paola sta mangiando con i figli

per descrivere un futuro immediato> stiamo per prendere il treno

per descrivere una condiziona fisica o psicologica> Come stai? Sto bene

Ora parliamo del verbo “essere”, metti in ordine il verbo essere:

sei/ siamo/ sono/ è/ siete/ sono

io…

Il verbo essere si usa quando:

descrivo stati d’animo> sono felice, triste, stanco, arrabbiato, allegro, contento, depresso…

descrivo condizioni fisiche> sono stanco, ubriaco..

descrivo la posizione dove si trova un oggetto o persona ora, in questo momento non normalmente> La spesa è in soggiorno, Carlo è al cinema con Paola, Siamo al museo di scienze naturali

Continua con:

Verbo essere o verbo avere? 

Ora prova con questo quiz

 

 

 

 

 

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Italian Inspirations” è una serie di otto incontri in cui un autore britannico parla di uno scrittore italiano, classico o contemporaneo, che ammira in modo particolare. Curato e moderato da Boyd Tonkin, ogni evento sarà una conversazione alla scoperta dei modi in cui un autore legge e si confronta con i suoi illustri precursori, o con i suoi autorevoli contemporanei.

Mercoledì 6 Settembre 2017 dalle 19:00 alle 21:00 Ben Okri, che discuterà delle opere di Italo Calvino.

Ben Okri è un poeta e scrittore nigeriano. È considerato uno dei maggiori autori africani nella letteratura post-moderna e post-coloniale. Cresciuto a Londra, torna in Nigeria quando la famiglia vi si trasferisce nel 1968, per poi lasciarla nuovamente quando una borsa di studio del governo nigeriano gli permette di ottenere un posto di lettore in letterature comparate presso la Essex University.

Date and Time: Wednesday 6 September 19:00 – 21:00

Free event

Location: Italian Cultural Institute > 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

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On the 16 September 2017 from 10 to 12 teachers and staff from Italian Language Services at the Italian Cultural Institute  offer enrolment and assessment tests.

 

If you have studied or have learned Italian before, you can have a free assessment test in order to assess your level.

Possibility of meeting with some of the teachers to be introduced to the syllabus and the method of teaching and assessing your level plus free tester of Italian lessons.

Join us for the Open Day and enjoy a light refreshment with a guided visit to the library.

Discover more about the Institute and its Cultural events and enrol for Italian classes with £10 discount.

Please click here to reserve a place

 From 12 to 3pm Free Tester Class for Complete Beginners 

If you never studied Italian before we are giving a free tester of Italian language lessons for complete beginners plus £ 10 discount to enrol in our beginner courses.

Please click here to reserve a place

The Italian Cultural Institute is the official Italian government centre for the promotion of culture, offering a wide choice of Italian language classes.

Whether you are a beginnerintermediate or advanced, whether you want Italian for business or pleasure, we can help you perfect your language skills at a level that suits your needs, and times and days that suit your schedule.

You can keep up to date with Italian culture by taking advantage of exciting Institute events, such as films, plays, concerts, lectures, books and poetry readings, and exhibitions. 

To find more about our cultural programme, just check this website, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Our students can also use our Library, with more than 25,000 volumes, plus periodicals and a large reference section. All in a friendly, informal and lively atmosphere that is totally Italian.

Our classes are conducted in Italian and provide training in all basic communication skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with a systematic study of grammar. Our teachers are university-qualified and native speakers. Our classrooms have video and audio equipment, as well as satellite links.

Our linguistic levels follow the new Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, CEF, produced by the Council of Europe. This ensures uniformity and consistency of teaching in line with other language Institutions in London and across Europe.
Courses starting on the 25 of September, check the Calendar of Italian language courses organised by the Institute and our new workshops.

Italian Language Services at the Italian Cultural Institute
39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX
Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm 
Tel 020 7823 1887
email: courses@icilondon.uk

 

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In Italian every noun has a gender and number.

A noun is used for describing a person, an animal, a place or an object. The endings change in the plural with few exceptions.

Italian nouns and adjectives can be masculine and feminine, singular and plural. They change the ending vowel according to their gender (feminine or masculine) and number (singular or plural).

Generally, singular nouns ending in -o are masculine while nouns ending in -a are feminine. In the third group some nouns ending in -e are masculine, some feminine.

maschile

femminile

singolare

cappuccino

panino

treno

vino

bambino

-o

birra

casa

donna

bottiglia

penna

-a

(m)ristorante

(m)spumante

(m)studente

(f)azione

(m)bicchiere

-e

plurale

cappuccini

panini

treni

vini

bambini

-i

birre

case

donne

bottiglie

penne

-e

ristoranti

spumanti

studenti

azioni

bicchieri

-i

Exceptions

All the Italian nouns ending with an accent, don’t change in the plural.

For example we don’t change the endings for caffè, università, tiramisù, città, società…

We also don’t change in the plural nouns that originally are not Italian, foreign words like cinema, pub, film,taxi, computer, bar

Pratica

Trasforma la lista al plurale

stazione, biglietto, cameriere, libro, bambino, amico, medico, piazza, lezione, lettera, cinema, concerto, giornale, intervista, proprietà, istituto, museo, architetto, impiegato, società, paese, fontana

Trasforma la lista al singolare

insalate, università, panini, biglietti, studenti, pizze, musei, bambine, libri, case, birre, lezioni, tiramisù, dolci

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Aggettivi

gruppo 1

gruppo 2

gruppo 3

singolare

alto

piccolo

vuoto

bello

-o

alta

piccola

vuota

bella

-a

veloce

elegante

felice

inglese

-e

plurale

alti

bassi

vuoti

belli

-i

alte

piccole

vuote

belle

-e

veloci

eleganti

felici

inglesi

-i

Usa le parole della lista e completa con gli articoli un, uno, una, un’ e concorda gli aggettivi.

  1. …. ragazzo alt…
  2. ….birra fresc..
  3. … aperitivo italian..
  4. …..macchina veloc…
  5. …. libro lung…
  6. ….cameriere simpatic..
  7. ….piazza elegant..
  8. …giornale interessant…
  9. …proprietà privat…

Continua con…

 Grammar lessons

 Verb to be and verb to have  articoli indeterminativiaggettivi

Examples and activities with the verb fare (to do)

Form and use of Present tense

I numeri italiani> Listen & repeat CLICK HERE 

Learn basic Italian phraseshow to introduce yourself 

Learn Italian with songs

 

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Scopriamo i tesori della Basilica di San Pietro e della Città del Vaticano.

Un interessantissimo documentario che ci fa scoprire i tesori di Roma come la Cupola di San Pietro, la sublime Pietà di Michelangelo, gli affreschi della Cappella Sistina e una visita notturna agli immensi giardini. Alberto Angela ci porta sulle tracce dell’anziano Michelangelo e del giovane Raffaello, scoprendo anche luoghi normalmente chiusi al pubblico come l’Archivio segreto del Vaticano, la gendarmeria e la caserma delle Guardi Svizzere.

Un documentario da non perdere per gli amanti dell’arte, dell’Italia e della lingua italiana.

Guarda i primi 15 minuti del documentario e rispondi alle domande.

Livello B2+

  1. Quando si apre la Porta Santa?
  2. Quando hanno fatto la  Porta del Filarete?
  3. Di cosa è fatta la Porta del Filarete?
  4. Quando è stato incoronato Carlo Magno?
  5. Quanti imperatori sono stati incoronati nella Basilica?
  6. Quante persone entrano nella Basilica di San Pietro ogni giorno?
  7. Quante persone entrano ogni anno?
  8. Quali sono le chiese più grandi del mondo?
  9. Quando viene aperto il cancello del sepolcro di San Pietro?

 

 

 

….going back to the old days when granny made pasta for the whole family

On Sunday 2nd of July we will start at 11.00am and we will speak Italian ..

so also a short introduction on cooking terminology will be given by the Italian teacher who will help with the vocabulary and assist during the preparation.

These cooking lessons are for everyone in a very pleasant atmosphere and as part of an informal, informative and fun day!

So………Let’s Mani in pasta!

Simona will teach you how to make pasta dough from scratch: kneading, rolling and filling to encourage your creativity and finally closing to make Cappelletti
(The filling will be already prepared because of the limited time).

And after we will enjoy what has been prepared, eating all together our Italian Cappelletti!

But no worries, there will be some for you to take home too..

By taking part in this “Pasta lesson”, participants will expand and deepen their knowledge of Italian language and food culture.

A glass of Prosecco and nibbles on arrival will welcome you

When: July 2nd from 11.00am to 3.00pm

Where: Casa Tua- Camden 176 Royal College St, London NW1 0SP

Cost: £39.90 per head which includes all the ingredients, the use of equipment, Prosecco and nibbles on arrival.

Search & Compare Italian Courses

Few places available, booking essential

Organizers: Antonio & Giuseppe

Booking required:gamoroso77@gmail.com    antonio.lucicesare@gmail.com

 

 

 

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