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Parliamo! A crash course in living in Prato

What is Parliamo?

  • short non-credit program
  • Italian language and culture basics to help you get around Prato
  • fun small group sessions
  • up-to-date content and multimedia tools
  • interactive activities and practical exercises
  • experienced local teachers

Who can Parliamo?

  • students doing courses at the Monash University Prato Centre for at least 3 weeks (except students who are taking Italian units for credit) 
  • academic and administrative staff accompanying student groups

Why Parliamo?

  • learn some basic Italian communication skills to help you get around Prato
  • understand the history and contemporary reality of Prato
  • deepen your inter-cultural learning during and beyond your stay
  • meet locals for language and cultural exchange
  • get a certificate of attendance upon completion of the program

How long is Parliamo?

  • 4 one-hour classes and 1 cooking class (around 2 hours) 

When is Parliamo?

  • year-round
NB: We need a minimum of 5 participants to run the program so tell your friends!

Where is Parliamo?

  • Monash University Prato Centre

What will I learn and do in Parliamo?

Session 1 – Treasure hunt (after orientation)

  • treasure hunt

Session 2 -  Workshop: Survival Italian (I)

  • greetings
  • personal introductions
  • basic grammar and pronunciation tips

Session 3 -  Workshop: Survival Italian (II)

  • common Italian verbs
  • role-play of one or more everyday situations

Session 4 - Workshop: Italian Communications

  • tailored topics and activities
  • intercultural discussion/experiences

Session 5 -  Cooking class

  • visit to a restaurant
  • the restaurant’s cook leads the class

NB: the program content is often tailored to your study discipline and experience, and as such it may vary from group to group.


What is the fee for Parliamo?

$110 AUD (excluding optional site visit). The fee includes the cooking class and meal to follow; course booklet and materials.

Enrol in Parliamo!

Complete the online enrolment form and pay the fee. Upon submission of the enrolment form you will be re-directed to the payment page.
NB: You must enrol and pay online at least 2 weeks prior to the start date of your main course. We will refund your payment if we do not reach the minimum needed of 5 participants.

Find out more about Parliamo!