What is this course about?
This course is about Italian culture, especially the folklore in Italy. Laura, a social anthropologist, has chosen four ancient feasts that are still celebrated in certain areas of Italy and could appear very strange to outsiders (even Italians!). The origins of those feasts stay in the grey area between sacred and profane, where Laura will take you to! With the help of many pictures, videos and questions you will be encouraged to answer (in Italian, of course!) and to discuss cultural issues. Are you ready to improve your Italian skills with a professional teacher and the new international friends you’ll make during these four online meetings?
First term: you’ll explore a peculiar tradition that is celebrated in the Italian regions of Friuli, Puglia, Piemonte and Abruzzo.
Second term: you’ll explore a peculiar tradition that is celebrated in the Italian regions of Basilicata, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Lazio.
- Can I buy only the lessons I’m interested in?
This is a short and intensive course: only 8 lessons. Each lesson costs 15 GBP but you can only buy one term for 60 GBP or the entire course for 120 GBP.
- What happens if I can’t attend a lesson?
We understand participants may miss a lesson in a group course due to various reasons. In the case of short courses (consisting of only 4 lessons) participants who miss one lesson may receive a 15 GBP-coupon as a refund for each missed lessons (up to two). Please note that in order to qualify for the coupon, you must inform the admin team (email addressed to info[@]onlineitalianclasses.com) of your non-attendance at least 24 hours before the lesson starts. Customers will be able to use the coupon for buying any product on the Online Italian Classes shop.
- What happens if I’m not able to inform the admin team in time?
In this scenario, you can still email the admin team (email addressed to info[@]onlineitalianclasses.com) explaining your reasons for non-attendance and ask for the coupon. The admin team will then evaluate your request at their discretion.
- What happens if the course doesn’t reach the minimum number of participants?
If the course you bought doesn’t reach the minimum number of participants, you’ll have the opportunity to get an individual course about the same topic and led by the same teacher of the course. For the value of 60 GBP you’ll receive 3 individual online lessons of Italian, each of 30 minutes duration. For the value of 120 GBP you’ll receive 6 individual online lessons of Italian, each of 30 minutes duration. Otherwise, you can choose to receive a 60-GBP or 120-GBP coupon code, according to the amount of your expense, which will be valid on any product on the Online Italian Classes shop.
- How do I know if my level of Italian is OK for this course?
This course is suitable for learners ranging from levels B1 (Intermediate) to B2 (Upper-Intermediate) or more, which means – despite making mistakes and encountering obstacles – you can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life and even take an active part in the discussion. Please check the CEFR self-assessment grid if you have any doubts and remember that what your teacher really needs from you – in order to make things work – is just curiosity about the topic and the will to share your point of you with the participants.
- No more places for this course?
We may schedule another one. Please fill this form to let us know your preferences.