Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

Lorenzo Borgotallo

Italian School Faculty

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Professor of Italian in the IB program, International School of Turin, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Courses

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ITAL 3301 - Grammar Composition&Conversatn      

This course aims at strengthening and developing the intricate linguistic competence that students must possess in order to decipher and produce various verbal codes. Special emphasis will be given to oral and written expression through a systematic review of complex linguistic structures. The mastery of grammar will be acquired through an intensive practice of a variety of exercises. Readings and discussions of special topics will culminate in the writing of short pieces of descriptive narrative and argumentative prose.

Required Texts: Una grammatica italiana per tutti. 2. Livello Intermedio. Roma: Edilingua (ISBN 9788877157850) - Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.

Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course.

Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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ITAL 3304 - Italy Trends Lead Figures&Cult      

Important Trends, Leading Figures and Cultural Moments in Italy

The aim of the course is to analyze and discuss some of the most significant cultural moments in Italian civilization through a series of discussions and debates based on important trends, leading figures and controversial and classical topics. The students will have the opportunity to improve the conversational skills needed to express their personal views and to expose the materials read.

Required Texts: Profilo di storia italiana per stranieri. A cura di Paolo E. Balboni e Matteo Santipolo. Perugia: Guerra Edizioni, 2004. (ISBN 9788877157850)
Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.

Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course.

Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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ITAL 3359 - Intro Study Italian Literature      

Introduction to Italian Literature

In this course we will read and discuss texts spanning all periods of Italian literature and exploring all major literary forms: poetry, prose (narrative and expositional), and theater (in prose and in verse). Students will gain an understanding of the sweep of Italian literature, while sharpening their reading and analytical skills, as well as their ability to express themselves in Italian.

Required Texts: Letteratura italiana per stranieri. Nuova edizione a cura di: Paolo E. Balboni - Anna Biguzzi. (ISBN 978-88-557-0096-2)

Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno. Italo Calvino. Milano: Mondadori. (ISBN 9788804375913)

Sottobanco. Domenico Starnone. Roma: E/O (ISBN 9788876411540)

Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.

* Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course*.

Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening.

Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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