This course is an introduction to Italian with a very practical, holiday-based approach.
No previous knowledge of the language is required, but those who have been studying Italian for a year or two will also find it beneficial.
During this 12-week course you will learn how to successfully deal with most holiday situations and, by the end of it, you will be able to order food and drinks, buy bus and train tickets, ask for directions, shop for clothes, check in at the hotel and much more!
So join us on a (virtual!) Italian holiday with some great language activities and lots of fun!
About the Tutor
Federica Ferrieri was born in Venice. She is a language teacher, a lexicographer, an editor and a translator.
She’s also the Honorary Consul of Italy in Northern Ireland, a member of the Consular Association (CANI), and she organises many events in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh to promote the Italian language and culture in and around Belfast.
Before and during her PhD studies in Modern Greek, she lived in Amsterdam, Crete and Athens, and spent time in London.
She's lived in Belfast for more than seven years, where she currently teaches Italian, Latin and Greek at Queen's University, the Crescent Arts Centre and in her own office in the University area.
Languages (ancient and modern) are her passion, and the theory and practice of teaching them in a creative way is something she enormously enjoys.