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Learn Italian at the Sorbonne Abu Dhabi


(© Sorbonne Abu Dhabi)

For those who always dreamed to speak one of the most romantic languages in the world, this is an occasion not to miss: from the 14th of April, the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is going to be offering brand new Italian language courses in the evenings, becoming the first institution to offer this language in the UAE.

The courses are organised by the Department of Applied Foreign Languages of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy, are taught by native speakers and offer different levels of learning, from beginner to advanced. The program will include both language and cultural insight into the world of this beautiful country.

The courses will run from the 14th of April to the 9th of July, twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays. Each class will be held from 6pm to 8pm, for a total of 13 weeks of classes, culminating in an exam: those who complete the course successfully will be awarded a certificate by the university.

For non-beginners, there will be written and oral tests on 14th of April from 4pm to 6pm, to assess the level of knowledge.

For all information please contact Omar Colombo at the LEA Department:
More information also on the Sorbonne official website.

Click HERE to read more about CULTURE or HERE to read about LEARNING NEW THINGS.

Charity Bazaar at the Italian Ambassador’s House – Friday 21 March

(Logo: © Smile for hope)

The Italian Embassy, in the person of the Ambassador’s wife Mrs Matelda Starace, and Women Charity Without Borders are going to open to visitors the Italian Residence Garden on Friday 21st of March from 10:30 to 17:30 to host the Rainbow Charity Bazaar and celebrate the forthcoming Spring Season, making for a day of Italian delicatessen, home-made products, children’s activities, raffles and more!

All the revenue will be donated to Smile for Hope – a charity that support Nepalese children in their fight against cancer.

Do not miss the Grand Prize Raffle which will feature, among others great prizes, dreamy Etihad return tickets to Kathmandu! (The announcement of the lucky winner will be at 4pm).

Everyone is welcome, please share the news!

How to find the Italian Ambassador’s residence:
Reach the crossing between Street 9 (Al Falah) and street 32 (Al Bateen), keep going on street 9 until the roundabout, take the third street in the opposite direction to the sign saying ’embassy of the Philippines’.
Take the first street on the left (street 10), keep going straight and on the right is the Ambassador’s Residence (Villa N.9) with the Italian flag on the roof.

Click HERE for more ideas about how to volunteer in Abu Dhabi.

Art exhibition: A pictorial orchestration

(photo © Swiss Art Gate )

Italian painter Amedeo Tremigliozzi is showcasing his work at the Emirates Palace, inside the Mezzaluna restaurant.

Directions: from the valet parking and main entrance walk through the dome to the cafeteria. From there, take the escalator two floors down, turn right and the Italian restaurant Mezzaluna is at the end of the corridor.

The art exhibition, called A pictorial orchestration, opened to the public on the 21st of January and will last until the 10th of May.

The exhibition is free but needs to be pre-booked, as it is on appointment only, but it can be visited from 12:30 to 7pm every day.

To visit, it is necessary to send a text message to 050 225 17 83 with name(s) of the visitor(s) and the date and time of the preferred visit.

Tremigliozzi is from Benevento, Italy, and a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.
He started painting on ceramics, then transferred his skills onto canvas, creating an incredibly detailed world of colours and patterns.

After the exhibition, some of his artworks can also be bought.

More info and examples of his beautiful work are on his official website.

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