Benvenuti in Italia, an Intensive Conversation in Italian

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April 6, 2015 by Italians in Chicago

CleliaInsieme a Chicago will offer the unique opportunity to practice Italian for all of those who are interested in improving their conversational skills.

On April 25, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Italian language school will feature an Italian course designed to practice everyday talks.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak in Italian and try to get familiar with everyday conversational sentences and dialogues.

The theme of the course will be “Benvenuti in Italia” and will take the participants on an imaginary trip to Italy by visiting the Italian regions and their beautiful major monuments. The teacher, Clelia Masciello will recreate typical tourists situations such as renting a car, taking a train, etc. and will help the students to navigate through the issues that may happen during a trip to Italy.

Grammar rules will be explained only briefly and only when needed.

Materials will be provided by Insieme a Chicago.

Cost:$80 (3 hours session).

Location: St. Michael Church, 1633 N Cleveland Ave.

For info and reservations, e-mail

Clelia Masciello was born in Torino and raised in Florence. She moved to the United States in 1996 when she trasferred from The University of Florence Law School to obtain a B.A. in Iternational Affairs and a Master in Humanities with a concentration in Italian Studies.  Now she lives in Chicago and recently earned her Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures at The University of Chicago. She lives in Hyde Park with her two bilingual children, Emily and Eliot, and teaches part-time Italian classes at the University of Chicago.  She is working on publishing her thesis on the contribution of women to the Italian Resistance during World War II and the ensuing women emancipation movement in Italian society.


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