When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Gabriella Di Folco
  • Course Code W22LUSC12C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Absolute masterpieces tell the story of Italian art, culture, life and language. Since food has always been the subject of countless pieces of Italian art, this course gives a glimpse into what we can learn about Italian food, culinary traditions and habits by exploring the art from various periods.

We will look at Italian artworks from the 20th century together with genuine Italian recipes, supporting information and language activities to increase your cultural knowledge and passion for all things Italian, expand your vocabulary and improve your understanding of Italian grammar.

Each lesson presents a single masterpiece in its historical, social, and cultural context, with a focus both on its intrinsic artistic value and on its wider significance for Art History.

Beautiful photos, related texts and activities will give you an opportunity to revise grammatical structures and practice the language at a high level.

This course is ideal for lovers of Italian art and cuisine as well as those new to the culture of Italy. It is suitable for students at different language levels, from higher intermediate to advanced.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe artistic works and discuss their value
  • Read texts on artistic masterpieces and their historical, social and cultural context
  • Listen descriptions of artistic works, while learning art-related vocabulary
  • Revise and practice grammatical structures to develop your communicative skills

Class format and activities

These are remote lessons via video conference. You will communicate with via Microsoft Team. You will focus on the language with learning activities and materials between lessons. You will get clear guidance and ongoing, regular and informal feedback from your tutor, in a friendly and supportive environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are necessary; a higher intermediate knowledge of the Italian language is required to be able to follow the course in Italian only.

What you need to know before you enrol

You will do independent reading, research and language activities before every lesson. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required.

What you need

You will need a device to access online video sessions and materials (handouts and links to various websites) supplied by your tutor in Teams.

What you can do next

Your will be able to progress to the next term.