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Italian for All - Italy in a Glass - Online Live

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Delivered online
Level 3
18:00 - 20:00
2 weeks

This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.

Italy in a glass

This course is designed for people who love Italy, enjoy its food and wine and want to learn more about it in a fun, friendly and relaxed setting - no previous wine tasting experience necessary!
At the end of the course you will:
• Be able to use professional vocabulary to describe the taste of a wine
• Pronounce the names of most important Italian red and white wines
• Know how to match wine with food
• Understand wine labels and improve your confidence in buying wine in supermarkets and wine shops

Course Breakdown:
Week 1 – Introduction to Wine Tasting / Food and Wine pairing
The first lesson will cover the basics: how wine is made, how to taste wine and describe its flavours. We'll talk about the white and red grape varieties and what they taste like, explaining the meaning of words like tannin, aromas, body of the wine and why some specific wines get better with age. We will also talk about wine and food pairing.
Week 2 – How to read a label
The second lesson is about the terms we find on an Italian wine label, how to decode them and how to make a good choice when buying, considering value for money. This will also give us the opportunity to discover the wine geography of Italy, travelling through the peninsula to see where the grapes discussed previously actually come from. We will also share some other useful tips like what is decanting and what temperature to serve it at.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Selene Genovesi

Selene has a Bachelor Degree in Modern Languages and Literature and an MA in Literary Translation.
She has always had a great passion for all literatures and has started studying (and then teaching) languages to be able to read more books!
She is currently member of many “borderless” clubs in English and Italian, devouring classic and contemporary titles, as well as being an avid reader of Literary Criticism magazines and blogs online.

View all courses taught by Selene Genovesi here

How will I be taught?

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and Italian culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in English. There will be different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources.

What do I need to have with me?

Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.

What can I do next?

We have many exciting courses of different lengths across our curriculum. Please discuss your options with the tutor or have a look at our website.

What do I need to join the course

Everybody is welcome to the course.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/118068/M/LC.