Caleidoscopio Italiano: Advanced Italian

626 TUTOR: Alessandra Murgia

This advanced level course combines aspects of Italian culture with conversation, grammar, reading and listening activities for the connoisseur of Italian. This beautiful language is rich with colour and complexity and you will refine and build your understanding of sophisticated language structures like the imperfect versus the pluperfect, the second and third conditional, the gerund, the passive form and indirect speech. Fascinating cultural topics featured within the course include the movie, Mediterraneo, Puglia's Legend of Cristalda and Pizzomunno, the fashion of Luisa Spagnoli and the linguistic cleansing that occurred in Italy between 1922 and 1943. The course is designed at C1 level for the upper-intermediate to advanced student already accomplished in Italian.

3 AM
AM course

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Course Tutor

Alessandra Murgia

Alessandra Murgia

About Alessandra


Alessandra has a very high reputation across the region as one of our top linguists and Italian tutors. Alessandra has been a valued tutor at our Marlborough College Summer School for over 10 years in succession. She enjoys Chartered Linguist status with Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) and also works for the prestigious Oxford University. She is a tutor for the UK Defence Academy in Shrivenham and an examiner for the Ministry of Defence.


Alessandra founded the Italian Experience Cotswold in 2017 and this company now runs courses in Italian all year round and for participants across the UK. Her courses at the Summer School are frequently sold out and this year -for the first time- the Summer School boasts a week for advanced level students


Alessandra has taught for 23years in the UK at all levels, from beginners to advanced. When working for colleges in Wiltshire, Alessandra's students often achieved top 5 marks in the UK at GCSE and Advanced Level. She has assisted in the editing of text books for Oxford University Press (for the international market) and updates her training and linguistic practice at the highly regarded DILIT International School in Rome.



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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM