Live & Learn Italian WORKSHOPS group


Assembling several of the fantastic teachers who join us in Agnone, our Zoom workshops offer a chance to keep up with study and practise. Students & teachers dotted all over North America and Europe come together in conversation-based workshops of either 8 hours (bi-weekly for 4 weeks) or 7.5 hours (weekly for 5 weeks).

Please email me if you are interested to join or have any questions;

Workshop Packages

  •  Each subject is a total of 7½ - 8 hours, broken into 60 or 90 minute classes, spread over 4 or 5 weeks  (depending on level & subject).
  • Groups of 5-6 students (Cinema workshop up to 8)
  • All participants invited to a free introductory conversation session (download Zoom here)
  • Total cost for each workshop €100 / £ 88 / $108
  • Payments by bank transfer or PayPal

Subjects Include

  • Letterature – a chance to explore Italian authors, discuss their texts, themes and ideas.
  • Scrittura Creativa – learn through writing. An excellent way to improve vocabulary and phraseology.
  • Spunti - taking a text, excerpt, article or video discussion as the point of departure for conversation.
  • Il Cinema Italiano (3 sessions of 2 ½ hours) – using excerpts from Italian cinema, learn while speaking, reading, listening, and writing.




OPTION 1: Conversazione ‘Giallo’ (A1/2) - Francesca

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 09.00 (PT), 12.00 (ET), 17.00 (UK), 18.00 (CET)


  1. 10.11, 12.11
  2. 17.11, 19.11
  3. 24.11, 26.11
  4. 01.12, 03.12
  • 8 x 1 hr classes, 2 each week, over 4 weeks = 8 hrs
  • 5 – 6 participants

Focusing on conversation, with prepared material and an emphasis on grammar, for participants at level A1.


OPTION 2: Scrittura Creativa - Marina


Wednesdays, 09.00 (PT), 12.00 (ET), 17.00 (UK), 18.00 (CET)


  1. 11.11
  2. 18.11
  3. 25.11
  4. 02.12
  5. 09.12
  • 5 x 90-minute classes over 5 weeks = 7.5 hrs
  • 5 – 6 participants

Expand your knowledge and fluency through writing. Even if you don’t think you are particularly ‘creativa’ do not be put off! This is an excellent way to learn vocabulary and Italian phraseology. Write as you wish to speak, express yourself the Italian way.

OPTION 3: Letteratura - Francesca


Wednesdays, 09.00 (PT), 12.00 (ET), 17.00 (UK), 18.00 (CET)


  1. 11.11
  2. 18.11
  3. 25.11
  4. 02.12
  5. 09.12
  • 5 x 90-minute classes over 5 weeks = 7.5 hrs
  • 5 – 6 participants

Improve your comprehension and fluency through literature. Francesca will focus on a complete novel, or stories and excerpts from classic and contemporary Italian literature, opening up discussion and conversation.

OPTION 4: Spunti - Simona

(1) Verde/rosso OR (2) Rosso/blu

Thursdays, 09.00 (PT), 12.00 (ET), 17.00 (UK), 18.00 (CET)


  1. 12.11
  2. 19.11
  3. 26.11
  4. 03.12
  5. 10.12
  • 5 x 90-minute classes over 5 weeks = 7.5 hrs
  • 5 – 6 participants

Conversazione per studenti più avanzati a partire da estratti, testi o brevi video come spunti di riflessione per parlare di volta in volta di un argomento nuovo soffermandoci quando necessario sui nodi grammaticali che si presenteranno.

OPTION 5: Il Cinema Italiano Antonio Lucicesare


Saturdays 07-09.30 (PT), 10-12.30 (ET), 15-17.30 (UK), 16-18.30 (CET)


  1. 14.11
  2. 21.11
  3. 28.11
  • 3 x 2.5 hr classes over 3 weeks = 7.5 hrs
  • 7 – 8 participants

At each session Antonio presents excerpts from an Italian film (with Italian subtitles) combining language exercises and discussion to combine speaking, listening, writing and reading) with homework exercises and self-study between sessions.


An introduction to Antonio Lucicesare and his – Learn Italian through Cinema: Impara l’italiano con i film

After six years of sold-out sessions, the Italian Cinema Workshop is back in a new online version.

This short, online course is designed for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of Italian. It is aimed at students who wish to expand their knowledge of Italian cinema while improving their language skills. Students will be introduced to one new film each lesson. Through watching and discussing extracts from each film, students will develop a critical understanding of popular culture and Italian society. There will be a chance to practise all four language skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing), with emphasis on speaking. Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks based on the film after each session.


Tips and tricks for joining the online cinema workshop:

The workshops take place via video call, so check your internet and find the perfect, quiet spot in the house with a strong internet connection. We use Zoom (a video chatting service that’s easy to set up and use), and you will receive an invitation following enrolment. Make sure you use a good headset or computer audio with a microphone. Finally, before each lesson, you will receive a word document with all the activities via email. Make sure you have a quick look at this in advance.

Duration of each workshop: 2.5 hours


About the teacher:

Antonio has more than fifteen years’ experience teaching Italian in London to both native and non-native English speaker. He has designed, developed, and presented this unique workshop for the last 6 years. For him, the workshop is a project in progress, one that he is always trying to improve. He has developed a wide selection of material and activities to increase students’ participation and their knowledge of Italian Cinema (Antonio Lucicesare’ LinkedIn profile).

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All participants are also invited to join our Live & Learn Italian Forum - a private Facebook group specifically designed for participants of the online workshops to share experiences & chat further with the teachers & other members about the programme & all things Italian. It’s a private group so everyone’s able to talk freely & participate fully - especially speaking in Italian! Italian books to read, best ways to learn, tips from our teachers, films suggestions, testimonials of workshops, & some of the creative writing. And most of all get to know other members.

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