“Amo la lingua, quel soffice latino bastardo che si scioglie come i baci di una bocca di donna, e suona come se fosse scritto su raso, con sillabe dal respiro del soave Meridione….”. “I love the language, that soft bastard Latin, which melts like kisses from a female mouth, and sounds as if it should be writ on satin, with syllables which breathe of the sweet South….”
Lord George Byron (1788-1824) – English poet
Pronunciation & Diction Workshop
January, Wednesday 30th - 6.30-8.30 pm / Sunday, 27th - 1.30 -3.30 pm
February , Friday 1st - 1.30 -3.30pm
Duration: 1 class – 2 hours
Regular : $30 +hst
Number of students: min 3 – max 7
Semi-individual class (2 people): $50+hst per person
Individual class: $ 70 (or $ 40 one hour) +hst
Where: Home setting in Nepean, Ontario
CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN SOME AUDIO CLIPS :
Below, "Love Letter to Positano" written by film director Franco Zeffirelli and recited by Stefania Borrelli
Workshop is in Italian and English
Suitable to all levels: from beginners to advanced. Who could be interested in this workshop:
– Those who haven’t started learning Italian yet
– Those who are fluent in Italian but would like to improve their pronunciation
– Those who like a better pronunciation in Italian, just because it sounds great and they might be “happier” while traveling in Italy
– Those who wants to know how to pronounce correctly and Italian Menu and wine list.
– Those who have big problems at speaking Italian because their mother tongue is strongly different in the sound structure from the Italian language
– Opera music students and teachers who have to fine tune and have a basic of Italian pronunciation
Learn how to properly pronounce Authentic Italian dishes and wines. How to recognize and pronounce double consonants. How to make your Italian sing. Master how to make your mouth water at making words vibrate like a violin, allow the sound of la bella lingua to pull the strings of your heart….
– Learn the Italian phonetic alphabet
– Pronunciation of Italian open and closed vowels
– Mute and sounding consonants
– General rules of rhythm, tone, intonation
– Typical pronunciation mistakes etc.
The workshop is fun and interactive, a fantastic way to start if you are considering learning a language in an informal setting or if you want to improve your pronunciation.
. . . . sure! Bring your friends and family members to experience a fun and cultural workshop!
NB: The program of the workshop can be customized depending on the class level. The program for beginners will be focused mainly on the basic pronunciation, the one for intermediate/advanced students on diction and intonation.
WHAT THEY SAY:
Thank you so much for the Pronunciation Workshop. It is clear that you put so much effort into your classes. It is a great break for me to be around the company of such wonderful people.
Katherine Z. – Ottawa
Dear Ms. Borrelli,
We can’t thank you enough for the fabulous pre-show you gave at our recent showing of the movie Roman Holiday! You completely entertained the crowd, and were a great enhancement to the experience. Please accept our gratitude.
Lori Mellor – Executive Director – Preston Street Business Improvement Association
You were amazing !! I wish you had been able to stay around and hear what the audience was saying about you. Even after the film people were talking about your Italian language pre-show and challenging each other to go get some Pistacchio ice cream :-)
Isobel Walker and Mounir Khoury, co-founders of Capital Pop-up Cinema
Early registration is recommended to ensure your spot or the opening of the course. Registration and payment must be received at least one week before the workshop. Timetable may change depending on the preference of the majority of registrants.
Please, indicate - if possible - in the form at least two preferred timetables. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient registration. Decision to cancel is made one week prior the workshop date.
Payment by cheque, e-mail transfer or cash , within one week prior the workshop.
Cheques should be made payable to Stefania Borrelli. Please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing information.