The Big Italian Quiz

Date Sunday 18 June 2023
Time 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
PricePay What You Decide - Recommended Price £10
VenueThe Crescent

With Federica Ferrieri & Laura Zambianchi

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The Big Italian Quiz


"Oh yes, life is like a quiz" is the title of an old Italian song suggesting that "we play, and play again, and don't give up until we win"; but it's also the title of Federica Ferrieri and Laura Zambianchi's delightful little book for students and teachers of Italian, as well as lovers of 'all things Italian'.

Come along to this interactive and fun event and put your knowledge to the test (anonymously!) by answering questions on Italian vocabulary, grammar, spelling, idioms, sports, art and architecture, food and wine, cinema and theatre!

In the Big Italian Quiz there is room for endless laughter and new discoveries – plus, we won't give up until YOU win!

Laura Zambianchi is a multilingual educationalist and journalist with almost 20 years teaching experience in schools, further and higher institutions in the North West of England. She holds a degree in Philology and History from Medieval to Contemporary Ages, two Masters in Education (Teaching Italian as a Second Language, Educational Research), a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate. She’s currently completing a PhD with the University of Central Lancashire. Her specialism is in the teaching of Latin, Italian, English and German, and her research to date concentrates on third language acquisition, adult learning (with special attention to the elderly), language games and the role of phonetics, rhyme and songs in language learning. She is a creator of teaching materials for two publishers.

Federica Ferrieri was born in Venice. She came to Belfast in 2010 after spending time in the Netherlands and Greece. Her PhD is in Modern Greek language and literature.She has experience in corporate business (service delivery and corporate intelligence), and also as a translator and a lexicographer. Her main occupation is writing language books and teaching foreign languages in QUB Open Learning and for the Crescent Arts Centre: mainly Italian, but also Latin, Ancient Greek and Modern Greek.She is the co-founder and president of Radio VIBE, the first cross-community podcast radio with an Italian twist in Northern Ireland. She has been the Italian Honorary Consul since October 2016, as well as a member of the Consular Association NI.

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