Today is Martedi’ Grasso (Shrove Tuesday), the day before the start of Quaresima (Lent). Miss Torrini’s Year 8 Italian class learnt about Carnevale celebrations in Venice and each pupil made their own mask. To discover more about Carnevale in Italy and to find out about Italy’s biggest food fight click on the links below:
Second series of this excellent documentary about Italy. Listen out for Italian conversations and watch as Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli travel along the west coast of Italy, exploring the culture and cuisine.
[SlideDeck id=’1730′ width=’100%’ height=’300px’] Sixth Form French day conference at the National Film Theatre organised by the British Film Institute and led by Muriel Huet, 13th November.
This course took us on a whirlwind tour of the history of French cinema through a selection of iconic clips and a personal appraisal by Muriel of the influence of key directors and actors on the French style of film making. There were many opportunities for audience participation and one of our students was brave enough to take the microphone and share her ideas in French with the full auditorium!
La Scuola video – click on this link to view the video.
Year 11 – you are a bit old for this (!) but there is a lot of useful vocabulary in here and it might give you some ideas for talking about your primary school in Italiano. You will notice different ways to say ‘I like’ and that the primary school day in Italy is different to the ‘superiore’.
Thursday 24th October 2013 saw the first annual Festa Italo-Inglese. Able, Gifted and Talented students in Year 10 at St Joan of Arc met with the four exchange students from the Liceo Sacro Cuore in Milan to show them the ‘St Joan of Arc Survival Sketches’ video. Made during a workshop in July, the aim of the video was to welcome the Italians to British school life and to help them avoid any faux pas! After laughing and cringing along to the videos, attendees dined on Mrs Perotti’s homemade arancini and chatted in both Italian and English.
A bit of Italy for you on your week off!
Click on the link to watch it on iPlayer.