Our Italian Language tutor
Born in Piazza Armerina, in the very heart of the Sicilian heights and hills, Gianfranco decided at a very early age to start studying foreigner languages and literatures in order to compare them to the Italian one. He attended a High School which at that time was quite a novelty within the Italian schools: a Liceo Linguistico, that is a Foreign languages High School.
It was there that Native English teachers & a very open didactic attitude lit up in him a genuine passion especially for either English and Italian literature.
After this, a new decision was up to be made: the College.
At that time there was no difference yet between pre-graduate and post-graduate at the Italian Universities and Lettere Moderne (Italian Language & Literature and General Humanities) was quite a hard degree to earn: twenty-one oral exams and a final Enquiry Work (the so called tesi). Despite this, Catania city, shadowed by the restless giant Etna, helped him, as he spent several years at the board house hosting both local and Erasmus students and the inspiring company of some clever and passionate mates.
All along the course listening to Italian songs and watching short extracts from Italian movies will be a daily activity.
Planned activities can be viewed on italianlessonsmalta.wordpress.com, but lecturer might decide to include new activities even agreed with students.