Something new…

… THREE SPECIAL CLASSES (taught in English via Zoom)


Sounds in Italian Language

This course is structured into five (2-hour) lessons during which students will focus on listening to and producing the main sounds of the Italian language. Additionally, students will practice the phonosyntactic combination of selected words as well as voice intonation to express questions, statements and moods. This class is suitable for students at all levels.

Textbook: Fonetica pratica della lingua italiana, by C. Pegoraro, ALMA Edizioni, Book + MP3 Online

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
This class is being offered via Zoom and will meet every other week from
September 7 through November 2, 2024.
Five meetings in total: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2. Minimum six students.

Price: $250 Non-members • $220 Members (See registration information below.)


Reading Rome —
Explore Rome Through Italian Literature!

In this reading and discussion group, we’ll experience Rome through the eyes and words of four renowned authors, two native Italians and two adoptive Italians. In the works we’ll read, we’ll encounter diverse insights into the Eternal City that is ever-changing, and into the multiplicities of what it means to be Italian and to live in Italy. Whether you want to expand your familiarity with Rome itself or with Italian literature, this course is sure to spark discussion and provide new perspectives.
This class is for students of all levels and no prior knowledge of Italian is required. Works can be read in either Italian or English translations based on each participant’s ability and preference.
Works to be read and discussed include selections from:
• Alberto Moravia, Racconti romani (Italian edition — paperback or Kindle)
Roman Tales (English edition out of print —  scans will be provided)
• Jhumpa Lahiri, Racconti romani (Italian edition — Kindle)
Roman Stories (English edition — hardcover or Kindle)
• Carlo Emilio Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto di via Merulana
That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana
(English edition — paperback)
Most of these books can also be found through the public library, though there may be a limited number of copies.
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CT
This class is being offered via Zoom and will meet every other week from
September 14 through November 23, 2024.
Six meetings in total: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23. Minimum six students.
Price: $280 Non-members • $250 Members (See registration information below.)

Tutti a Tavola —
The History of Italian Food from the Unification to the Present

In this class we’ll take a look at the modern and contemporary history of Italian food, to explore and reflect on the material, symbolic, personal and political implications of this global commodity, from Italy’s Unification to contemporary times.
Textbook: Garlic and Oil: Food and Politics in Italy, by Carol F. Helstosky
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
This class is being offered via Zoom and will meet for 10 consecutive weeks from September 14 through November 16, 2024.
Minimum six students. Taught in English.
Price: $300 Non-members • $270 Members (See registration information below.)

How to Register:

Please download and fill out this registration form: Sentieri Registration 2024
Payment is by Cash, Check or Zelle (daniela@sentieri.com) only (see registration form for further details)

The deadline to register for these classes is September 1, 2024.


 

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