Movies are an effective tool to develop and consolidate foreign language learning as we all remember more easily when we become emotionally involved and/or deeply interested in the acting and plot developments. Films present to language learners a rich audio-visual context, dynamic vocabulary, authentic dialogues, in addition to cultural and historical references. This course will feature a selection of famous Italian movies, both classic and contemporary, to introduce, build and reinforce a wide range of Italian vocabulary, some key grammatical structures, and idiomatic expressions. Students will practice in the context of the film, during open-ended exercises and discussions, and will engage in role-playing to help them improve pronunciation and proficiency. This course is appropriate if you know some basic Italian, understand some of the content you hear when spoken at normal speed, and want the opportunity to speak and dialogue in a relaxed, fun, and engaging atmosphere.