Friends of Italy Board Member Carlo Andrea Malanima will lead a 10-week course designed to be an easy introduction to Italian and to "brush up" on your basic knowledge of the language. You will be guided through expressions, grammar and pronunciation step-by-step. This course is based on a beginner's level of language learning. You will learn, for example, how to talk about your job, go shopping, order at a restaurant and ask other questions when traveling in Italy. Learn all the expressions you need, as well as basic grammar and pronunciation. You learn basic vocabulary (adjectives, nouns, adverbs); verbs will be introduced in dialogues, and you will learn how to put your Italian into practice in everyday situations. Homework will be assigned to help you practice your Italian alone when you are at home. You will also learn about the geography of Italy and the most important parts of Italy’s immense cultural heritage. You will also learn how to read Italian signs.
The course will be held on Sundays, beginning Sunday, August 6. The subsequent classes will be held on:
Get ready to put your deductive skills to the test in a blind wine tasting extravaganza sponsored by FOISOH and Musings by the Glass!
Six wines will excite the nose and palate, and it is your task to tell us what they are. Pinot Noir? Chardonnay? Sangiovese? Gaglioppo? You tell us. (Spoiler alert, you are probably safe not guessing Gaglioppo). The host will provide wine for the tasting, pupus, and some tasting cards to utilize if you desire. Taste, hypothesize, repeat.
Join us for a vinous evening of fellowship, conjecture, and plenty of fun.
Details are as follows:
Date: Friday, August 18, 2017
Time 6:30 PM
Place: 669 Puuikena Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96821
Cost: $20 for FOISOH Members ($40 for non-members)
Please register by Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
* Feel free to bring a bottle of wine for the after-tasting party.
Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization | P.O. Box 1376, Honolulu, HI 96807