Italia Oggi -Thematic Cultural Course

The course consists of twenty modules on different topics, for students to discover and deeply understand the contemporary Italian culture, history, politics, customs and society through authentic material, texts, newspaper and social media. A complex portrait of Italy today, from the eyes of the locals.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able:

  • To completely understand the complexity of contemporary Italian culture and society
  • To master Italian language in different fields and to learn a large variety of vocabulary from different subjects
  • To elaborate their own ideas, to share and to debate the local and global social issues in Italian
  • To read and understand complex contexts, literature works and essays.
  • To prepare written text on different subjects
  • To deeply understand the Italian media, newspaper and social media and to get firsthand information.
  • To enrich the personal cultural background to a better understanding of the contemporary worlds and society


  1. Italian TV – The programs and TV stars who made history
  2. Italy in Art and Architecture
  3. Mysteries of Italy
  4. Migrants and immigrants. The society of those who arrive and those who leave
  5. Men and women of this century. Five iconic characters of Italy in the 1900s
  6. Great sporting achievements  – Sport and its characters
  7. Italian in contemporary songs
  8. Political Tribune – History of parties and major Italian political figures
  9. Twentieth-century poetry – Modern Italy in verse
  10. Writing in Italian – Basic course of creative writing
  11. Italian Press, Newspaper Reading
  12. Dante words of mouth
  13. The Italian Cuisine, from the ancient times until today
  14. Italian Dialects
  15. ltaly in the movies
  16. Italian Landscapes
  17. The great Italian families
  18. History of Italian Fashion
  19. Italian Comics
  20. Italian scientists
  21. Il giallo italiano
  22. L’Italiano quotidiano 2.0: slang, espressioni colloquiali
  23. Medicina 33
  24. L’Italia nella mitologia
  25. 5 fatti che hanno cambiato la storia italiana dal Dopoguerra a Oggi (Moro, la strage di
    Bologna, G8, Piazzale Loreto, …)
  26. Patrimoni immateriali UNESCO italiani
  27. Carte e giochi da tavola della tradizione italiana (origina, storia e come si gioca)
  28. Studenti in cerca d’autore
  29. 100 dubbi della grammatica italiana
  30. Italiano per amanti del vino
  31. Cappie famose italiane

Language Medium


Learning materials

No textbook. Handouts will be given by the teachers

MODE of instruction

Face-to-face learning (*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the mode of instruction may be subject to change from face-to-face to online at the discretion of the school in accordance with the instructions from the Education Bureau and situation in Hong Kong.)


This course is suitable for any students who have completed B2 level.

Online Enrollment

Enrollment form – Italian Group Course


Please call us at 2832 9799 or email us at



Course organized by

Dante Alighieri Society in Hong Kong