This one-week intensive course is for former graduate students and/or present teachers of Italian language courses.

Attendees will have 15 contact hours with various professors from our graduate program. During the five days of lessons attendees will spend the first day reviewing grammatical structures at the graduate level and will review all of the verb tenses (especially the subjunctive and if clauses), prepositions, useful idiomatic expressions, and pronouns. The second day they will concentrate on how to increase reading and writing skills. The third day they will learn new trends in contemporary Italian cinema and how to read films. On the fourth day they will focus on new trends in Italian literature and literary criticism. The fifth day will focus on Italian contemporary issues and in the evening there will be a special workshop on Italian Culinary and Wine Culture.

*In the afternoon attendees will have the opportunity to practice their Italian with native speakers. Participants will live on campus, eat meals in the dining halls, and sign the Language Pledge. The course will meet for 3 hours a day.

Cost: $1,560

2016 Dates: July 17-23

For more information, please contact Antonio Vitti, 
Italian School Director, at

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