This program is designed for students who are already proficient in the skills taught in all previous levels and who want to increase their conversational and reading abilities. Conducted entirely in Italian, this course provides students with an opportunity to markedly improve their speaking and listening skills. In the early winter sessions, we will read “La Bella Addormentata si è Svegliata: in Tempi di Coronavirus” by Stefaniia Groppi, In the late winter session, we will be reading “Le Piccole Virtù” by Natalia Ginzburg (available in paperback or on Kindle). Lessons will entail book discussion and advanced grammar topics.
Barry Bridgelal was born and raised until the age of 8 on the island of Trinidad. His family then moved to Boston. His years living in a cosmopolitan city, coupled with his multicultural background, fostered Barry’s proclivity for foreign languages. He has studied more than ten different languages! After undergraduate and post-graduate studies at Tufts University and King’s College, Barry started his teaching career. For the past 13 years, Barry has been teaching all levels of French, Italian and Spanish at area institutes and universities. In the classroom, he strives to show how a new language provides a new vision on life.