NIU LLI: Italian Language Lessons For Travelers

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Name: NIU LLI: Italian Language Lessons For Travelers
Date: April 16, 2024 - May 7, 2024
Event Description:
The NIU Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), established in 2000, is a member-directed group of individuals primarily age 50+ who enjoy learning in informal, flexible, non-competitive groups and like connecting with peers who share their interests. No grades, no tests – just learning for the fun of it. Course Description: Although Italians involved in the tourist industry often know basic English, especially in such popular destinations as Florence, Venice, and Rome, that is certainly not the case in every situation you will encounter in this fascinating country. In our workshop, participants will learn how to pronounce Italian, introduce themselves, and enhance their experiences in cafes, restaurants, hotels, and shops. Reading from store signs and menus provided on PowerPoint, everyone will become adept at purchasing items, ordering meals, paying the bill, and handling pesky Italian waiters without having to resort to English. Italians typically expect that American tourists have never studied their language; here’s your chance to make a big impression! Convener: Christopher Nissen is professor emeritus of Italian at NIU. His previous contributions to the Lifelong Learning Institute have included sessions on Venice and Italian civilization of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center Illinois Room
Date/Time Information:
Tuesdays, April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Contact Information:
Lifelong Learning Institute
Attendance for any or all LLI programs this season is $85.00 per person.
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