This course aims to improve your knowledge of the Italian language while learning some interesting information about Canaletto’s work and the city of Venice.
It is completely taught in Italian and suitable for Lower Intermediate and Intermediate learners.
Through interactive activities based on vocabulary and conversation, you will enjoy learning about the painter Canaletto (1697-1768), some of his best-known work and many corners of Venice that appear in his paintings and then we will explore through curiosities, legends and tourist information.
By the end of the term, you will have expanded your knowledge of both the Italian language and of a famous artist and city!
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.