Learn as a child read as an adult

Take a comfortable seat, put on your headphones, and let Sebastiano Bazzichetto transport you to a whimsical journey through the favoloso world of Gianni Rodari!

A hundred years have passed since the birth of Gianni Rodari (1920-1980),  and ScuolaScuola is honored to join in the celebrations that are taking place all around the world to spread his revolutionary poetics. Like many Italians who grew up reading his books, we love how his stories are often comic, with elements of fantasy and absurdity yet still retain a link to the real world. It’s unclear whether they’re intended for adults, teenagers or precocious children, an ambiguity that attests to the universality of his work. He is revered in Italy the way English-speakers cherish Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak and William Steig.


This course is designed to provide students with a series of in-depth reading classes to develop comprehension through Rodari’s short stories and novels, all within the so-called realistic-fantastic literary stream.  Rodari’s works may have originally been meant to entertain children, but ultimately they became a fruitful resource to awaken the inner child that lives in all of us. The course will enhance the students’ vocabulary and familiarity with idiomatic expressions, and will emphasize reading comprehension, translation skills, recognition and collaborative learning while exploring modern Italian literature.

Areas of Interest: Arts and the Humanities, Creative Reading and Creative Writing.

Expand your vocabulary, review grammar and learn new narrative tenses while reading selected readings from Gianni Rodari’s bibliography: Sebastiano Bazzichetto will be streaming exclusive classes for ScuolaScuola students directly from his studio in Venice to the comfort of your home starting Sept 16th!

Wednesdays or Thursdays 11:00am and 12:00pm ET

Private 1:1 sessions

Sebastiano will customize your learning experience based on your personal skills level and previous exposure to Italian language and narrative texts. We recommend this program to students of all ages who have completed Corso Como or equivalent level (A2-B1).

Take five sessions, 60-min each for CAD$255 HST incl. (USD$200)

Group sessions

We recommend this program to students of all ages who have completed Corso Como or equivalent level (A2-B1).

 Take 8 group sessions, 90-min each for CAD$452 HST incl. (USD$350)

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