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Workshops



Italian Kids Music Workshop!
Saturday, November 23 at Burbank Language Center
3:00 – 4:00 pm: kids ages 3 to 5 ($16)
4:15 – 5:45 pm: kids ages 6 to 11 ($24)

Discover the super power of music! Workshops will be presented in Italian and will introduce children to instruments as well as traditional Italian holiday songs. All fluency levels welcome!

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Think Like Leonardo! – An interactive workshop for Kids 6+
Saturday, December 7 at IIC
4:00 – 5:30 pm

This playful and interactive learning workshop presented in Italian by “Così X Gioco” from Palermo, will investigate the mind of the brilliant Florentine genius, Leonardo Da Vinci, by analyzing his exceptional skills and learning techniques, as well as his mistakes and failures.  The presentation consists of a series of images, games and narrations that aim to make children and teenagers interested in the world around them.

$15 one parent with one child* / $5 for additional child
(max 3 children per 1 parent – snack included with workshop fee)
*must be 6 years old+ to attend and accompanied by parent/guardian.

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with Fondazione Italia.

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 PAST WORKSHOPS – 2019

AP Italian Language and Culture Workshop for New and Experienced Teachers in Malibu, CA

September 14 & 15 at Pepperdine
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $45

This College Board-endorsed two-day AP workshop will provide teachers with in-depth training in AP courses and teaching strategies. Participants engage in  pedagogical and content rich training led by College Board-endorsed consultant Maria Gloria Borsa. During this two-day AP Italian Language and Culture training participants will explore the course framework, the exam and its newest changes for 2020 and available AP resources that will help teachers plan and focus instruction. Participants also learn about completing the digital activation process at the start of the school year that will give you immediate access to the new resources and will help ensure that your students can register for AP Exams by the new fall deadlines. View Workshop Program 10 CEU credits Application available!

By attending this two-day workshop, teachers will gain deeper insight into the following key takeaways: Understanding the Course; Planning the Course; Teaching the Course; and Assessing Student Progress and Understanding. In addition, specific attention will be paid to the following AP Classroom resources: unit guides, personal progress checks, and the AP question bank. Registration Deadline is Friday, September 6, 2019


“Paint & Speak” Italian Kids Summer Art Workshop
Orange – Saturday, June 8 – 3:00 to 4:00 pm
$28*

Children ages five and older are invited to experience a “Paint and Speak” Italian art workshop led by Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino! The goal of this workshop is use the artistic medium of painting and creativity to augment a child’s Italian language skills. Students will explore their creativity while learning Italian! This workshop is intended for all proficiency levels including absolute beginners. English will be spoken if needed as Ylenia guides each student in the creation of a wonderful summer time painting.

*Art materials are included in price of the workshop. Discount offers do not apply to workshops.


“Italian for Travelers” ONLINE Language Workshop
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
$55 – $5 off with code PROMO05

If you are planning a trip to Italy this workshop will help you get ready to impress the locals! During this fun ONLINE workshop you will meet live in a virtual classroom with one of Fondazione Italia’s most experienced and entertaining teachers, Lorena Bignamini. Students will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling. You will learn and practice speaking key Italian words and phrases so you can get the most out of your Italian vacation. This workshop is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian but all levels are welcome! Both Italian and English will be spoken during the workshop.


Cinema Workshop: Italian Directors – Giuseppe Tornatore
Burbank – Saturday, April 6 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
$45 – $5 off with code PROMO05
 
During this cinema workshop, participants will watch clips from the best movies directed by famous Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore. The presenter will guide you through a discussion before and after each clip highlighting specific aspects of the films that are of importance. Clips will be shown from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988), L’uomo delle stelle (1995), La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano (1998), La migliore offerta (2013) e La corrispondenza (2016) . This workshop will be presented in English and is for cinema lovers 18 years of age and older.

“Italian for Travelers” Language Workshop
Burbank – Saturday, March 30 – 2:00 to 4:30 pm
$55 – $5 off with code PROMO05

If you are planning a trip to Italy this workshop will help you get ready to impress the locals! During this fun workshop at our Burbank Language Center with one of Fondazione Italia’s most experienced and entertaining teachers, Lorena Bignamini, you will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling. You will learn and practice speaking key Italian words and phrases so you can get the most out of your Italian vacation. This workshop is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian but all levels are welcome! Both Italian and English will be spoken during the workshop.


Saturday, February 2 – “Paint & Speak” Valentine’s Day Italian Art Workshop
1:00 – 2:00 pm Kids (ages 5+) – $28
2:00 – 3:30 pm Adults – $40
Orange County Language Center

Join us for “Paint and Speak” Italian art workshop led by Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino! The goal of this workshop is use the artistic medium of painting and creativity to augment your Italian language skills. In an artistic/linguistic environment, students tend to be more focused and learn quicker.  This workshop is intended for all proficiency levels including absolute beginners. English will be spoken only if needed as Ylenia guides each student in the creation of a wonderful Valentine’s Day painting. *Art materials are included in price of the workshop. Discount offers do not apply to workshops.


“Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere!” ONLINE Language Workshop
Saturday, February 23
9:00 am – 11:00 am PST
$48

Join Fondazione Italia online for our “Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere” language workshop where you will learn a variety of idiomatic verbs and expressions that will make you sound like a ‘local’ the next time you are in Italy! In the comfort of your pajamas, while sipping a cup of coffee, you will learn the vocabulary that you won’t find in an ordinary Italian Grammar Book. This workshop is geared towards students who possess a low intermediate knowledge of Italian and higher. 

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