Free intensive course: Reading knowledge of Italian for graduate students

This summer, a five-week intensive course in Italian for reading knowledge will be offered, free of charge, to entering and continuing JHU graduate students. This course, generously supported by an endowment from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to provide a basis for reading Italian in just five weeks. The course is suitable for students with no prior experience of the language, as well as for those seeking a review. Priority is given to PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, but other students may be accommodated as space permits. This course entails no grades and no formal academic credit.

The course is scheduled to run Monday, July 19, to Friday, Aug. 20, in a remote format (Zoom-based). The instructor is Alessandro Zannirato of MLL ( To express interest in the course, please contact Dr. Zannirato, who will communicate further in due course to confirm intention to participate and to provide information about course materials, media, platforms, and exact schedule.