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"XIX Week of the Italian Language in the World": First Day of the Italian language student, by Sara D’Isanto



On the occasion of the "XIX Week of the Italian Language in the World", dedicated to "L'italiano sul palcoscenico", the Institute, under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the Consulate General of Italy in Montreal are pleased to present the lectures of Italian students Lisette Girouard, Marie-Hélène Jarry, Elisabet Rafols, Veronica Redgrave, all on the theme: "Lingua e teatro dall’antica Roma all’Italia contemporanea".

Tuesday, October 22nd 2019, 6 pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
1200 Avenue Dr. Penfield
Free admission

The series of conferences, conceived and coordinated by professor Sara D’Isanto, also celebrates the “First day of the Italian language student” in which the Italian student becomes the protagonist of the event itself, according to the orientations ofPrima giornata dello studente di lingua italiana language teaching. In general, the student of a foreign language, under the guidance of the teacher, retains the role of "first actor" of his own learning process.

The program includes the following conferences:

1. Lisette Girouard, Teatro e società nell'antica Roma

Lisette Girouard has curated, together with Nicole Brossard, the Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec. He taught literature at the Collège de Maisonneuve. Currently retired, she dedicates her time to sports, gardening, visual arts, cinema and, above all, to the study of Italian language and culture.

2. Marie-Hélène Jarry, Le donne nel teatro romano: tra assenza e presenza

Marie-Hélène Jarry was born in Montréal, where she still lives. After studying literature (a degree from McGill University and specialization at the Université de Sherbrooke), she worked as a translator for the Canadian government for several years. At the same time, he has published several albums for children and short novels, two of which have been selected for the Peuplier awards (2018) and Tamarac Express (2019) of the Association des Bibliothèques de l’Ontario. She takes part in reading activities and book animation for children. Currently retired, she devotes herself to Italian language courses and the study of the accordion.

3. Elisabet Rafols, La satira nella Roma antica e in Dario Fo

Elisabet Rafols is a literary translator from English, French and Spanish to Catalan. She left Barcelona in the nineties to move to Saskatchewan. Four years ago, she returned to the East, stopping in Montreal. She is an Italian language student at an advanced level and her dream is also to translate from Italian.

4. Veronica Redgrave, La maschera nel teatro: dall'antichità alla Commedia dell'arte

Veronica Redgrave studied Art History at Queen's University. In the last 35 years, she has managed a marketing company and worked with prestigious clients, including Gucci and Brunello Cucinelli. She won the contract to launch the show of the Sistine Chapel in Montreal. Furthermore, she is a journalist and her articles are published in magazines such as "Vie des Arts", "Huffington Post Québec" and "STILE". For ten years, she has been writing articles on contemporary customs and society.

Sara D’Isanto is originally from the province of Naples, where she lived until 1991, when she moved to Umbria with her family. She carried out her studies at the University of Perugia, specializing in research and programming of social policies. In 2013, she moved to Montréal, where she started teaching Italian as a foreign language and, in 2016, at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, she earned a level II Master in "Organization of Italian language and culture courses". Currently, in addition to teaching, she designs and implements events promoting Italian language and culture.


Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal

In collaboration with : Consolato Generale d’Italia a Montréal

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal 1200, Av.