Studying Italian is both enriching and useful, but breaking into the Italian culture – thus understanding even more deeply the language and everyday ways of saying – can really bee the winning card for those foreign students who wish to embark on this journey.
For this reason, The Clidante School of Rome offers its students the possibility to also follow useful Italian cultural courses. So how exactly are they structured? And how can they help students get a better understanding of Italian? The cultural corses at Clidante have a principal goal: to offer a new understanding, the most in-depth possible, of the society, the culture, and the politics of Italy. There are tons of interesting subjects and all extremely interesting.
The courses, which include cycles of individual lessons, cover topics ranging from cinema and art to Italian literature, naturally passing also through Italian history. In the Italian culture courses of the Clidante School of Rome, you can immerse yourself in the history of art, whose teaching module includes the study of Byzantine art and neoclassicism, the Renaissance, Venetian art, ancient Rome, and of 15th century Florentine art, with an in-depth study of the greats of Italian art history such as Raphael, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. In the module of the course dedicated to Italian literature, you can deepen your knowledge of well-known authors such as Dante Alighieri (specifically, we focus on the work ‘Inferno’, of the Divine Comedy), Manzoni (with the study of ‘Promessi Sposi’), Petrarca (the ‘Canzoniere’), Giacomo Leopardi, Ugo Foscolo and many others.
The syllabus of the Italian Culture Course proposed by the Clearing School will study in particular the period from the Unification of Italy to Fascism and from the Second World War up to modern times. Naturally, there will also be Italian film screenings and the study of Opera and Theater. The courses last two weeks and take place in the early afternoon. Attending Italian Courses with Clidante means studying Italian even more effectively while also offering the opportunity to expand one’s culture and horizons.