SPRING SESSION 2018
Pronunciation & Diction Workshop
The workshop will be 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.
Below, "Love Letter to Positano" written by film direction Franco Zeffirelli and recited by Stefania Borrelli
Duration: 1 class – 2 hours
Regular : $30 +hst
Number of students: min 3 – max 12
Individual class: $ 70 (or $ 40 one hour) +hst
Semi-individual class (2 people): $50+hst per person
1– 7 students – Home setting in Nepean, Ontario
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, cash or credit card, within one week prior the workshop.
Please note that credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) incur an additional $2 charge per transaction. Cheques should be made payable to Stefania Borrelli. Please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing information.
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.
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
Stefania is an outstanding teacher, effective and extremely pleasant. She is a fine teacher, who has introduced other members of this Embassy to the beauties of the Italian language.
His Excellency Mr. Robert R. Fowler – Former Ambassador of Canada in Rome, Italy.
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
I took Italian language classes from Ms. Stefania Borrelli for 3 months. During that time she taught me with dedication and I found the classes interesting and fun. At the end of 3 months, she was no longer just a teacher but a friend well. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who wishes to learn the Italian language in a novel and fun method.
Her Excellency Dato’ Lily Zachariah – Former Ambassador of Malaysia in Rome, Italy.
“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