Italian for Adults*
Each summer the Middlebury Italian School offers a three week Italian for Adults program. The course of study is designed as an introduction to Italian language and culture. It provides a foundation for adults who have never studied Italian and for those who wish to improve their pre-existing knowledge. Our language program offers a unique learning environment where participants can absorb the richness of Italian language, history and cultural traditions.
Participants in our Italian for Adults program will focus on improving their spoken language through mastery of the grammar basics and conversational Italian vocabulary. The exclusive use of Italian in dialogue situations encourages students to develop their skills in a personalized context. Different linguistic settings will be created with a focus on understanding the language in its various contexts. The three-week program will focus on the theme of Italian Food seen trough literature, art, cinema and music. It will be a culinary and cultural trip to discover Italy’s rich culture, to learn the language and to study the grammar in an unconventional way using the diverse resources and aspects of the Italian cultural patrimony.
Italian for Adults features numerous co-curricular activities created exclusively for participants (e.g. pasta making, limoncello making, bread and pizza biscotti and wine tastings). Besides these activities, students will also have the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops, including phonetics, film, theater and the new “Viaggio nelle regioni Italiane” an interactive lecture series specially designed for adults along with numerous field trips (e.g. War Memorial Opera House, Italian-American Museum of San Francisco, the local farmers’ market).
All enrolled students must abide by Middlebury’s Language Pledge® and must participate in select extra and co-curricular activities. Admission is for one summer and cannot be deferred to a future year. Admission to Italian for Adults is entirely separate from admissions to the Italian School intensive and graduate programs and from the Language Schools.
*This course is not intended for current undergraduate students. Admission to this program is by selection only. If not selected, applicants will be considered for the intensive 7-week language program and may be asked to submit additional information.
**Financial Aid is not available for this course. Audited courses are not recorded on the Middlebury transcript.
Summer 2017 Dates: June 16 - July 7 (3 weeks); held on the Mills College campus
Cost (Tuition, Room & Board): $3,980