Each semester is a new, fascinating course! From italian movie classics to literary classics, to the study of characters that have made Italy what it is today, Casa Italiana's teachers will show you another side of the "Bel Paese".

“IL TELEFONO SENZA FILI"  by Marco Malvaldi - meets once a week- 12 weeks 
This is a new episode in the amusing series of “Barlume” a bar in Pineta and its regulars, the “four old men”
At this moment, they are concerned about the mysterious disappearance of a woman. Sometime before, this woman and her husband came to Pineta from Umbria to open a country guest house. With their gossip, the old men actually help the investigators solve the case.
Students will read the book and discuss it in class.

Sun. 9:30 AM-Noon; Instructor: Marisa Darvish - Tuition: $ 350 starts Jan. 03 – Apr.03

“NEMESIS” by Danila Comastri Montanari - meets once a week- 12 weeks  

This is the fourteenth case for Publio Aurelio Stazio in the author's series of detective stories set in Roman times. This series has all the characteristics of a good crime story with the added twist of its setting in ancient Rome. "Nemesis", which in Italian means vendetta, will be the reading for this course. In addition there will be grammar exercises and research on the theme of the book.

Sun. 9:30 AM-Noon; Instructor: Liliana Lanzano - Tuition: $ 350 starts Jan. 03 – Apr. 03

“SETTE CAVALIERI D’ORO” by Nicola Manzo - meets once a week- 12 weeks 
A rich art collector tries to put together a forgotten treasure: seven gold horsemen sculpted for Lorenzo de’ Medici in 1478.
A ruthless serial killer threatens to exterminate a well-known Neapolitan family.
A powerful occult sect plots death and destruction.
Investigator Renzi has to solve these three cases, apparently unconnected to one another, but that hide some common elements.
Besides reading and discussing the book, students will do research on Naples, its history and culture. 

Tues. 6:30 –9:00 PM; Instructor: Marisa Darvish - Tuition: $ 350 starts Jan. 05 – March. 22

“I CORTI”– Meets once a week – 12 weeks -
The focus of this intermediate-to-advanced course will be the screening of several corti (short films), one for each lesson. The course will be conducted in Italian. Each lesson will begin with an introduction of topics and vocabulary review, followed by the screening of a corto. After the screening, the students will improve their conversational skills through a guided discussion followed by ad hoc class activities involving some reading and writing. Grammatical and syntactical aspects will be dealt with as they emerge. The students will be expected to prepare a final presentation on a topic of their choice among those presented in the screened 

Thursday 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.; Instructor: Antonella Longoni - Tuition: $ 350 
starts Jan. 07 – March. 31  


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