Course Information: Italian Book Club

course code

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In this course we will read and discuss a famous book of Italian literature. Reading and speaking will be mainly in Italian, therefore a very good knowledge of Italian is necessary.

When and Where


From 29 Apr 2020 to 24 Jun 2020
Wed 13:00-15:00
for 8 weeks

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29 Apr 2020
13:00 to 15:00
06 May 2020
13:00 to 15:00
13 May 2020
13:00 to 15:00
20 May 2020
13:00 to 15:00
03 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00
10 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00
17 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00
24 Jun 2020
13:00 to 15:00


Stoke Lodge
Shirehampton Road
Stoke Bishop

with Laura Geraci


Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £102 , the concession rate is £62. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions


We will read and discuss a famous book of Italian literature.
As the tutor will order the book for all students, in order to ensure that all learners have the same edition, please enrol early in order to enable the tutor to order books in time.
Reading and speaking will be mainly in Italian. Deadline for enrolment: I week before the course starts. Good knowledge of Italian necessary.

What can students expect?

An initial introduction in Italian about the author and the book.
Reading the book and discussion about the book in Italian.

The book club is for very advanced learners who are fluent in Italian and want to improve their reading and conversational skills in the target language.
It is also a great way of deepening learnerís knowledge of the Italian culture.

Late starters allowed?

Yes, provided late starters can work at the same level as the rest of the group/ class at the time of joining.

Please check with the tutor before joining.

Previous experience required?

It is necessary to have a very good understanding of Italian to make the most of the course.
However, learners who speak Italian at a lower level are also welcome if they are happy to be fully immersed in the target language. Generally you can get the gist of the book.

What is the progression route?

Joining another Italian book club, Italian film or Italian Saturday courses

Work set between sessions?

Sometimes learners read some sections of the book at home between sessions

What should students bring?

A notebook and a pen

Teaching method/style?

Reading the selected book in turns during the class and guided discussion. Also listening to the tutorís presentation in Italian.