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to language learners a rich audio-visual context, dynamic vocabulary, authentic dialogues, in addition to cultural and historical references.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 for upper-intermediate students, who understand content when spoken at normal speed, and without subtitles, and for those who want the opportunity to speak and dialogue in a relaxed, fun, and engaging atmosphere.