Sicilian Language Online 

There is a restaurant in Santo Stefano di Camastra called “Tri quarti e na gazzusa,” which is an expression in Sicilian that means something like, Three quarter liters of wine and a soda… implying the conviviality of friends and family enjoying life together. But, don’t take my word for it (since I don’t speak Sicilian), to really find out, here’s my recommendation: Take Sicilian Language and Culture online with Dr. Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia through University of Pennsylvania. That’s right: online! 

It is an introduction to Sicilian Language and Culture, where you’ll study spoken Sicilian and cultural artifacts ranging from film to literature, to music and food, in order to learn to recognize and understand the unique sounds and features of “siciliano” and to converse in Sicilian with native speakers and with one another. 

The course starts in just a week, and it is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 PM Eastern time. Check it out at http://www.upenn.edu/registrar/roster/italc.html and write to Dr. Veneziano Broccia with questions: lillyros@sas.upenn.edu. 

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