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and adult learners too!
Learn Italian in Italy with us!
Learn Italian Cuisine with us!
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Study Italian and Discover Mediterranean
Learn Italian in Only 4 Weeks!!!
De Rada is one of the best program in
Italy to learn Italian at the elementary level. You can arrive to San
Demetrio Corone knowing just how to say "ciao" and after four weeks you
will be able to understand and to handle a conversation in
Italian. The secret is our excellent teaching techniques, our
"real-life" activities and your full immersion experience. In fact, your Italian new friends and all local people in a small
community such as San Demetrio Corone, will talk to you day and night
only in Italian. In town some people can also speak English,
but they prefer to use Italian with the students.
and Taste of Italian Cuisine
Cooking is one of the finest art in Italy and, as a recent survey says,
is the main reason why tourists from all over the world visit our
country. Students taking Italian language courses will have the
opportunity to study and learn the Art of Italian Cuisine through labs,
seminars, cooking classes, readings, field trips, and of course a taste
of Italian food. The 100-level students will study the vocabulary and
the grammar related to the Italian cuisine, while discovering the
secrets of traditional recipes and preparing delicious Italian dishes.
The 200-300 level students will read Italian short stories, poems,
essays and articles about the history and tradition of Italian cuisine
while preparing incredible Italian meals.
Special Cooking Lab- During our Special Cooking Lab students will
prepare and taste exquisite Italian home made food with our mammas and
experts: pasta dishes such as fusilli, tagliatelle, gnocchi, lasagne,
cannelloni, spaghetti carbonara, etc.; second dishes of eggplants
(parmigiana, caponata, melanzane ripiene, etc.), zucchine (ripiene,
fritte), meat (meatballs/polpette, vragioli, ragù), fish, etc.; side dishes of potato
croquette, fried potatos and peppers; green salad and tomatos,
bruschetta, etc.; dessert such as cannuoli, deliziose, torta moretto,
etc. Each dish is made with local organic olive oil. Each Special
Cooking Lab will be accompanied by our traditional home made wine.
This will be a unique opportunity to learn Italian and to discover Mediterranean culture, tradition, and cuisine. For pictures of our Cooking lessons please visit the Photo Gallery.
Learn Italian While Making a Real Movie
will have the opportunity to learn Italian while working on the
pre-production of an international feature movie, which will be filmed
both in the US and in Italy. Our activities
include preparation of a treatment and a storyboard, locations
scouting, casting and shooting of a film trailer.
Our school at Villa Marchianò
La Luna, Ph.D., Harvard University. Associate Professor of Italian,
University of Rhode Island. Winner of the 1998 Travel Study Prize for
Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Romance Languages and
Literatures, Harvard University. Professor La Luna is the author of
four books on Girolamo De Rada.
All of our faculty is comprised of highly qualified professionals with backgrounds and expertise in various fields.
Seminars & Lectures
There are also seminars and lectures held by prominent scholars, poets and writers.
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Rada's Life and Work