Giulia Tellini

Italian School Faculty

 

Ha conseguito laurea e dottorato di ricerca in Storia del Teatro all’Università di Firenze. Insegna Storia del Teatro presso il Centro di Cultura per Stranieri dell’Università di Firenze. Ha pubblicato saggi e recensioni su varie riviste, fra cui «Il castello di Elsinore», «Ariel» e «Italica». Collabora con la rivista web Drammaturgia.it. Nel 2012, sono usciti i suoi libri Storie di Medea (Firenze, Le Lettere) e Lezioni di Stilistica per stranieri (Firenze, Società Editrice Fiorentina).

 
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ITAL3153 - Beginning Italian      

This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component
of the course content. This course meets three hours a day.

Required Texts: /PRONTI …VIA! Beginning Italian/ – Student textbook (ISBN 0-300-10842-7) + Student Workbook with audio (ISBN 0-300-10845-5)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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ITAL3200 - Advanced Beginning Italian      

Designed for students with some previous study of Italian or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language culture, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation workshop, the culture workshop and to attend the afternoon conversation course.

*Required Texts
: PRONTI …VIA! Beginning Italian, Daniela Melis, – Student textbook (ISBN 0-300-10842-7) + Student Workbook with audio (ISBN 0-300-10845-5)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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ITAL3253 - Intro to Contemporary Italy      

This course is intended for students at the intermediate level, as it will afford the opportunity to expand conversation, writing, and reading skills while consolidating knowledge of the more difficult points of grammar. The contextual focus of the course is modern Italian culture including 20th century history (from the rise of Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship until the present days), current events, and literature, among other things. Two Italian films, short stories and essays will enhance and complete the learning experience. Experts from the faculty and guest artists will be invited in class to discuss some of the special topics that we will study.

Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course and to enroll in the afternoon conversation course.

*Required texts
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Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-24-2
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-76-1

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

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Summer 2015 Language Schools, Summer 2016 Language Schools

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ITAL3306 - Int Conversation & Expression      

Intermediate Conversation & Metaphorical Expression

The objective of this course is to help students practice their conversational skills as well as their listening comprehension, oral expression and to begin to acquire a metaphorical understanding in Italian, while reinforcing the intricate linguistic competence, vocabulary, and grammatical structures they must possess in order to decipher and produce various verbal codes and interact in the Italian socio-cultural context. Group discussions, role-play, visual, and written text analysis from a variety of sources, in-class oral presentation of specific topics will allow students to engage with language in meaningful contexts.

Required Texts: A course pack will be prepared by the instructor.

* Students are also required to participate in Attualita’ e dintorni and in the workshops offered in the evening for this level.

Summer 2016 Language Schools

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ITAL6639 - Figure of Medea & Its Myth      

The Figure of Medea and its Myth

This course proposes to study the figure of Medea as perceived and interpreted by various Mediterranean authors, from the time of her conception in Ancient Greece through our own day. Everyone knows that Medea is a woman who kills her children. But who is she? And why does she do it? She is the timid princess of a faraway land who is seduced and abandoned by an adventurer, the powerful granddaughter of a Sun god, the slighted heroine who is compelled to seek revenge for her stolen honor, the woman of wisdom, the betrayed lover, the heartbroken mother. Innumerable writers, composers and directors have interpreted in their own way the story of Medea, and in so doing have told something of themselves, of their time and their culture: from Euripides to Seneca, Dante to Christine de Pizan, Lope de Vega to Pierre Corneille, Corrado Alvaro to Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Annibale Ruccello to Max Rouquette; from Greece to Rome, France to Spain, and from Naples to Africa: this archetypical figure has made appearances and played a role in cultural thought.

Required texts: Giulia Tellini, Storie di Medea, Firenze, Le Lettere, 2012, ISBN 978-88 6087 5273
Euripide, Seneca, Grillparzer, Alvaro, Medea. Variazioni sul mito, a cura di Maria Grazia Ciani, Venezia, Marsilio, 1999, ISBN 978-88-317-7250-1 Literature

Summer 2013

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The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5874
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joe Tamagni, Coordinator
italianschool@middlebury.edu