2021 News: Online Italian Language Book Club and Writing Workshop

The end of 2020 is now near and we are about to welcome the new year. We hope that 2021 will be full of pleasant and unforgettable moments.

And you? Are you ready to start it in the best way?

Piccola Università Italiana has surprises designed especially for you!
We are happy to present two of our brand new courses which, starting from January, will take place entirely online, ideal for all those who wish to study the Italian language, but who are unable to attend a course during the day for business or other reasons.

Do you love to read ? Are you passionate about Italian literature, but is the idea of ​​facing an entire reading alone a little scary?
Piccola Università Italiana offers you the opportunity to participate in a real Italian language book club! A series of meetings divided into Cycles designed for those who want to try their hand at reading short novels in Italian. By participating in our Club you will greatly increase your cultural background as well as linguistic and lexical, you will improve your written comprehension during the individual reading phases and the oral production during the plenary discussions with the class led by the teacher . You will discover the pleasure of reading a book in Italian and you will greatly enrich your vocabulary . Which book will be dealt with in the first cycle of the Club? You will choose it through a survey! Our proposals are:

Italo Calvino Marcovaldo
Alessandro Baricco Seta
Niccolò Ammaniti Io e te
Cesare Pavese La bella estate

You get along with the spoken language but when you have to write something in Italian do you feel a little insecure? Deepening and improving your written production might just be what you need to finally make that long-awaited leap in quality!
Piccola Università Italiana offers you the opportunity to participate online in a Writing workshop.
The laboratory will be divided into two modules: Module A for learners belonging to the A2-B1 range, Module B for learners belonging to the B2-C1 range. This is a practical course in which you will have the opportunity to learn and perfect the written production skills through the observation of authentic texts, the analysis of the various textual genres, the study of the mechanisms of cohesion and the various formulas and customs that characterize a kind as such. At the end of each lesson you will be asked to carry out a written production similar to the one presented and analyzed in class.

Consult our pages for more information, but if something is still not clear to you, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to give you all the information you need!

We hope to see you soon!

CHRISTMAS PARTY ONLINE + IN TRIESTE

SAVE THE DATE: 18.12. at 6:00 pm CET – Celebrate with us Christmas and let’s chat and sing in Italian!

The most beautiful time of the year has arrived, the most magical, the most reflective and the most sensitive time! Share the joy of Christmas with us! Despite the social distance that we must maintain, we have found a way to feel closer and to try to give ourselves moments of serenity, carefree and cheerfulness! This year we need it, more than ever!

Join our CHRISTMAS PARTY to get together and share the Christmas atmosphere! We will select two Christmas carols in Italian that we will send you the day before the celebration so that you can print them out. Unfortunately, it is not possible to try our mulled wine or punch, but get ready at home with your favourite Christmas drink and – cookies!

Die Weihnachtsfeier findet direkt in der Sprachschule in Triest statt, aber alles wird auf eine große Leinwand projiziert, damit wir uns nahe fühlen und gemeinsam die Magie von Weihnachten teilen können!

The Christmas party will take place directly from the Trieste school but everything will be projected on a big screen and so we can feel close and share the magic of Christmas together!

A beautiful event in hybrid mode … with you online and with students and staff in Trieste! Being together having fun, singing and speaking in Italian … this is our aim!

Would you like to contribute?
Do you have any poetry and/or reading you would like to share?
Would you like to sing us a song?
Let us know! Any idea is welcome!!
We can’t wait to share these emotions with you!

TO BOOK THIS EVENT, SEND US AN E-MAIL TO INFO@PICCOLAUNIVERSITAITALIANA.COM INDICATING YOUR FIRST NAME AND SURNAME.

After that, we will send you all the information to be able to participate!
WE WAIT FOR YOUUUUUUUU!

 

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP ONLINE

SAVE THE DATE: 16.12. at 6:00 pm CET – learn how to make beautiful Christmas balls with the artichoke technique.

Take part in our online Christmas workshop and learn how to create wonderful Christmas balls, comfortably in your home, but with us and of course… speaking in Italian! This Christmas will be special due to the general situation linked to Covid and we will all remember in the future how we spent it. We would like you to also remember us and, above all, your passion: the Italian language. Which object could possibly accompany you for many years? A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS BALL, made with your hands following the instructions in Italian! You will learn how to make these wonderful balls covered with fabric with the ARTICHOKE TECHNIQUE!

Our teacher Katuscia will have you spend two wonderful hours of CREATIVITY, HARMONY and POIESIS.

The workshop is suitable for all language levels, both for beginners and for students at an advanced level.

We kindly ask a contribution of  € 20 for the workshop.

The most beautiful time of the year has arrived, the most magical, the most reflective and the most sensitive time! Share the joy of Christmas with us! Despite the social distance that we must maintain, we have found a way to feel closer and to try to give ourselves moments of serenity, carefree and cheerfulness! This year we need it, more than ever! We offer this activity online or face-to-face in Trieste (for students who are currently in school).

TO BOOK THIS EVENT, SEND US AN E-MAIL TO INFO@PICCOLAUNIVERSITAITALIANA.COM INDICATING YOUR NAME AND SURNAME.

After that, we will send you all the information to be able to participate.

Here is what you will need to actively participate in the workshop:

– 1 polystyrene ball (diameter from 5 to 7 cm maximum)
– 1 pen – 1 box of pins (about 15mm high)
– 2 or 3 satin or polyester ribbons 25 mm high and about 2 long meters each
– 1 ribbon to close the work 5 or 10 mm high and about 50 cm long
– 1 tape measure (recommended)
– 1 nail file (recommended)

In order to actively participate, you must organize the material before the workshop.

WE WAIT FOR YOUOOOOOOOOO!

EVENING COURSES IN TRIESTE & ONLINE

Are you an Erasmus student? Do you have a full-time job? Are you an au pair?
You are none of the above, but still want to regularly attend first-class Italian lessons?

 

Piccola Università Italiana gives you the possibility to attend an Italian evening course starting from January 18, 2021. Our Italian evening courses programme is rich, varied, and always tailor-made for our students!

You can choose either to attend the entire course online or to follow our classes in presence at our Italian language school of Trieste.

Our courses are opened to students from 16 y.o. and follow a specific teaching program. In particular, our program is divided in 4 levels according to CEF guidelines: Beginner (A1/A2),  Intermediate (A2/B1), Advanced (B1/B2) and Proficiency (B2/C1).
You can choose which level to attend. Nevertheless, our teachers will ask you to take a short entrance test to check if your skills fit the course level you chose. Only this way, we can guarantee you an efficient and effective learning experience!

Both courses consist of 40 lessons of 55 minutes to follow 2 times per week on Monday and Wednesday or on Tuesday and Thursday.

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate that confirms the participation of the course in the attended language level!

Our Italian evening courses are tailor-made for all those who want to study Italian, but who are unable to attend a course during the day for work or other reasons.

On our pages dedicated to evening courses in Trieste and online, you can discover all the details of each offer:

If you can’t find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact our staff. Piccola Università Italiana will be happy to help you.

What are you still waiting for? Do not miss this opportunity to enrich yourself, and why not? Even your resume! Book your evening course now and start your Italian language adventure today!

We look forward to meeting you at our school in Trieste or online!

Online Italian Cultural Programme – July 2020

The month of July continues to offer a wide range of opportunities for our currently subscribed Italian language students from all over the world.  Our top-rated Italian teachers will make you live the Italian Culture and language through a great online Italian cultural programme, and not only from a linguistic perspective!

Do you live in a different time zone from the CET one? Don’t worry, you can watch a live registration of all the seminars of our online Italian cultural programme! Indeed, all seminars and labCOMs (free for all those who are enrolled in our courses) are offered in remote, online, via the simplest of all platforms, Skype!

You may choose amongst the following online courses, currently in our portfolio:

Discover the Cultural Programme for the month of JULY:
Thursday, July 02 at 6:00 pm

Seminar on Italian culture
Italian culinary excellence: THE HISTORY OF PASTA! Origin, curiosity and recipes!
Thursday, July 09 at 6:00 pm

Seminar on Italian culture
Italian art: Leonardo Da vinci and the Renaissance
Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 pm

Seminar on Italian civilization
Made in Italy - La Vespa: A great Italian myth
Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 pm

Communication workshop
Say it with a gesture - the world of non-verbal language and so typically...Italian.
Thrusady, July 30 at 6:00

Seminar on Italian culture
History of the Italian language - From Latin to Italian.

N.B. The lessons of this online Italian cultural programme are held in video conference, and require then a minimum number of 4 participants.
Consolidate your knowledge about Italian culture while fostering your conversational skills: Join our ONLINE COMMUNITY OF ITALIAN ADDICTS!

The Italian language is the key to open the doors of curiosity, book your place!
Write us an email: info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com

We are waiting for you…

#TuttoAndràBene
#AndràTuttoBene

 

 

 

RE-OPENING OF OUR LANGUAGE SCHOOLS IN ITALY

We are pleased to officially announce the re-opening date of our schools: from July 6, 2020, it will be possible to attend an Italian language course in Italy face-to-face, in Tropea and Trieste!

GRAZIE… GRAZIE… GRAZIE…
We thank you for your patience during these difficult months.
We would like to express our gratitude to all our ex-students and future students who believed in us and in our ability to survive.
Grazie to those who moved the booking dates to a later date and who did not cancel.
Grazie to those who have attended an online course in these months! You kept us company and you kept the school and our teachers alive and hopeful!
Grazie to those who spent their time writing to us, a message, an email, a post, a little thought.
Really, the whole family of the Piccola Università Italiana would like to say a heartfelt Grazie!

Our online courses and offers will continue… But from July 6 you can also attend an Italian language course in Italy!

WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU … IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECURITY PROTOCOLS!
We are finally ready and are looking forward to welcoming you, always in compliance with precautionary rules and safety protocols. Therefore we are currently organizing a section online with frequently asked questions in regards to Covid-19. A behavioral handbook concerning the rules in the respective regions (Friuli Venezia Giulia and Calabria) will be made available to students in Italian, English, and German before arrival.

We look forward to welcoming you and look forward to welcoming you for an unforgettable study holiday at our schools!

Italian Online Lessons during COVID-19 (June)

Dear Student,

Like every month, we would like to inform you about the latest news and happenings.

These were uncertain, difficult months but also months that brought us closer to the things that matter most, which allowed us to spend time with the people we love: a simple but at the same time so spectacular life! We hope it was like that for you too. Certainly, in many years, we will think back of the quarantine as a beautiful moment … we wish it will be like this.

Our lovely Sofie looks at the sea, just as we look forward to being able to give you a certain communication of the reopening day of our schools in Trieste and Tropea. But this decision must be taken with such caution because we want to reopen in compliance with all regulations and with respect for everyone’s health.

We assure you that we can’t wait to reopen the doors of our schools …

In the meantime, we thank all our students, both current and future, for their patience, support, and trust. It means a lot to us!

Waiting for the arrival of this news we send you in the meantime offers and news for our online courses as well as the cultural programme for June.

Antonio, Simone, little Sofie and all the wonderful teachers of the Piccola Università Italiana

 


See here our NEW ONLINE EVENING COURSE for June 2020:

The evening course is offered in 4 language course levels and starts on June 8.
The course lasts 10 weeks and comprises 40 lessons of 55 minutes each.


 

 

 


 

See here our SPECIAL OFFERS for June 2020:

 

 

 

 

Book a 3-week ONLINE group course and receive ONE week FOR FREE!

REGULATION OF ONLINE GROUP COURSES
1. The offer is valid for all students who book 3 or more weeks of the online group course
2. The course must be held online.
3. To take advantage of the offer, is it necessary to make a reservation by May 31, 2020.
4. The week of the free Italian language course (= scholarship week) can be spent at any time.
5. All communications relating to the offer must be sent to the e-mail address info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com
6. Enrolment must be handled directly with Piccola Università Italiana.


 


 

 

 

 

Book your ONLINE one-to-one course and get a 10% DISCOUNT on the entire booking!

REGULATION OF ONLINE ONE-TO-ONE COURSES
1. The offer is valid for packages of 6, 12 or 24 lessons of online lessons.
2. The course must be held online.
3. To take advantage of the offer, is it necessary to make a reservation by May 31, 2020.
4. All communications relating to the offer must be sent to the e-mail address info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com
5. Enrolment must be handled directly with Piccola Università Italiana.


 

Online Italian Culture Programme – June 2020

The month of June continues to be an interesting one for our currently subscribed Italian language students from all over the world.  Our brilliant Italian teachers will continue to immerse you in Italian Culture and Italian language, beyond the Italian lessons you booked.

Students who are not in a time zone allowing them to participate at 6 pm CET, can watch the live registration! All seminars and labCOMs (free for those enrolled in our courses) are offered in remote, online via the simplest of all platforms, via Skype.

You may choose amongst the following online courses, currently in our portfolio:

This is the Culture Programme for the month of JUNE:
Thursday, June 04 at 6:00 pm

Seminar on Italian culture
The history of Trieste - Let's reassamble the history of one of the most fascinating cities in Italy!
Thursday, June 11 at 6:00 pm

Seminar on Italian culture
The history of Italian cinema - Faces and movies of the big screen in Italy
Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 pm

Communication Laboratory (labCOM)
At the table! - In search of the "right words" and the best orders!
Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 pm

Cultural seminar with final discussion
Bergamot and other Calabrian delights - Discovering the typical products of Calabria


Consolidate your knowledge about Italian culture and your conversational abilities and join our ONLINE COMMUNITY OF ITALIAN ADDICTS.

The Italian language is the key to open the doors of curiosity, book your place!
Write us an email: info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com

We are waiting for you…

#TuttoAndràBene
#AndràTuttoBene

 

 

 

Italian Online Lessons during COVID-19 (May)

How are you?
We hope that you and your family are well in this delicate period!

Italy is going through a difficult phase but we all struggle to recover, to shine again soon, and to give you, a loyal visitor and lover of the Belpaese, new moments of joy and serenity.
The Piccola Università Italiana has never stopped working, not even during the lockdown, albeit by changing the methods:
it’s important not to give up and keep hoping!

Our Italian online lessons represent the possibility of continuing to feel “close”, despite going through a phase in which closeness, the real one, is not allowed.
It is an opportunity to learn Italian or to improve the language and to be together, more united than ever. The online lessons, as well as the cultural seminars that we have prepared for you, will allow you to bring good mood into your home ….

Since it is not possible to come to Italy, then Italy will reach out to you!


See here our special offers for May 2020:

 

 

 

 

Book a 3-week ONLINE group course and receive ONE week FOR FREE!

REGULATION OF ONLINE GROUP COURSES
1. The offer is valid for all students who book 3 or more weeks of a classic group course
(= Course A – Italian conversation course, course B – Italian complete course or  course C – intensive Italian course).

2. The course must be held online.
3. To take advantage of the offer, is it necessary to make a reservation by May 31, 2020.
4. The week of the free Italian language course (= scholarship week) can be spent at any time.
5. All communications relating to the offer must be sent to the e-mail address info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com
6. Enrolment must be handled directly with Piccola Università Italiana.


 


 

 

 

 

Book your ONLINE one-to-one course and get a 10% DISCOUNT on the entire booking!

REGULATION OF ONLINE ONE-TO-ONE COURSES
1. The offer is valid for packages of 6, 12 or 24 lessons of online lessons.
2. The course must be held online.
3. To take advantage of the offer, is it necessary to make a reservation by May 31, 2020.
4. All communications relating to the offer must be sent to the e-mail address info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com
5. Enrolment must be handled directly with Piccola Università Italiana.


 

Online Italian Culture Programme – May 2020

Piccola Università Italiana continues to offer an interesting cultural programme to Italian language students from all over the world. The activities (free for those enrolled in our courses) are offered in remote, online via the simplest of all platforms, via Skype. These well thought cultural activities were designed to immerse you in Italian Culture and Italian lifestyle especially during this difficult period of COVID-19.

Sign up and learn Italian online (one-to-one or in a group) and also participate once a week in a FREE seminar or laboratory!

Check out also our Italian Online lessons special offer for the month of May 2020.

The aim of the activities is to deepen your knowledge about Italian Culture and Italian civilization and to improve your communication skills.

Here is what we have to offer you for the month of MAY:
Thursday, May 07 at 6:00 pm

Seminar on Italian culture
Italian culinary excellence: THE PIZZA! Origin, history and ... recipe!
Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 pm

Communication Laboratory (labCOM)
Say it with a gesture - the world of non-verbal and so ethically ... Italian language
Thursday, May 21 at 6:00 pm

Seminar on Italian culture
History of the Italian language - from Latin to Italian
Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 pm

Cultural seminar with final discussion
The masterpieces of Italian literature: the works and authors who have left their mark in world literary history


So join our ONLINE COMMUNITY OF ITALIAN ADDICTS and take part in these interesting activities!
Our wonderful team of  Italian teachers is hoping for great participation.

The Italian language is the key to open the doors of curiosity, book your place!
Write us an email: info@piccolauniversitaitaliana.com

We are waiting for you…

#TuttoAndràBene
#AndràTuttoBene