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Pink Puglia

Pink Puglia

What is rosa (pink). Rosa is a ribbon hanged on the front door to announce a girl’s birth. Rosa is a chick book un romanzo rosa or some gossips on a tabloid cronaca rosa. Rosa is the rose quartz or a learner’s permit il foglio rosa. Rosa is the traditional Italian female name. Rosa is part of the Italian idiom which describes the…

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Una casa……particolare

Una casa……particolare

A pochi giorni dalla scomparsa del famoso regista Ettore Scola, ecco qui una scena del capolavoro “Una giornata particolare” per ricordare uno dei film più belli del cinema italiano. Due grandi attori, Marcello Mastroianni e Sophia Loren s’incontrano e si amano in una straordinaria interpretazione accompagnata dalla radio che raccontava la sfilata di Hitler a Roma. In questo video visitiamo…

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Italian Cinema Workshop @ Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cinema Workshop @ Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cinema Workshop from Sunday 25th of October by Italian language services @ Italian Cultural Institute in London After the success of our last cinema workshops, this term is intended to present the Italian cinema through the eye of the young directors and actors. This short-course is designed for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of Italian. The aim of this course…

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When in Rome… speak as an (ancient) roman would do!

When in Rome… speak as an (ancient) roman would do!

Some people think that idioms are the most obscure subject that can be encountered when attempting to learn a foreign language, and we might agree with this assumption. Beacause of their sheer nature of crystalized linguistic structures whose origins have often been lost in the process of language evolution, idioms are always a very tricky issue in the hands of…

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Reading in Italian: Io non ho paura di Niccolò Ammaniti

Reading in Italian: Io non ho paura di Niccolò Ammaniti

Uno dei libri che consiglio solitamente ai miei studenti è “Io non ho paura” di Niccolò Ammaniti. La storia di un gruppo di ragazzini che durante un’estate bollente nel sud Italia sono coinvolti, a causa degli adulti, in una storia di rapimenti e sequestri. Consiglio la lettura di questo libro perchè la lingua usata, il registro, i dialoghi e la…

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