Please join Lucrezia for a 6-week Italian conversation group. Every Sunday, we will meet from 11 a.m. - Noon Central for a communicative and task-based conversation hour. Together, we will learn how to navigate grocery shopping, party planning, hotel or Airbnb bookings as we work towards a virtual celebration to be shared with our discussion group mates at the final session. ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME! Due to the task-based nature of this program, all language levels can participate such that beginners can start to build vocabulary while allowing intermediate and advanced language learners to build on their existing skills. But, more than anything else, Ci si diverte!
All language levels welcome. Where possible, participants will be grouped by similar language proficiency. Staff to villager ratio of 1:6, on average. Sessions meet Sundays from 11 a.m. - Noon Central over Zoom.
Laura Lucrezia Martell has been a part of Lago del Bosco since 2003. In 2005, She began her career as a guida (counselor) and has been expanding her skill set and experience in Italian language and culture and the CLVway ever since.
Lucrezia graduated with a B.A. in Italian Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2009. During her time as an undergraduate, she had the opportunity to spend a year abroad in Rome where she did coursework at La Sapienza. She received an M.A. in Italian from Georgetown University in 2016 where she wrote her thesis: “L’ATTRICE COME IMMAGINE PUBBLICA:LE STRATEGIE DI TRE ATTRICI DEL XVI E XVII SECOLO'' on the actresses of the Commedia dell’Arte. Lucrezia spent three years pursuing a Ph.D. program and student teaching at Duke University before leaving the halls of academia to return to the Minnesota Northwoods.
From cabin counselor to business manager, to baker, to assistant dean, Lucrezia has had the opportunity to make magic at Lago del Bosco for the past eighteen years. With the advent of virtual Italian programming in 2019, Lucrezia has contributed to bringing the Lago del Bosco community into participants’ homes.