Life-Long Learning

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At Wellesley your education extends beyond the four years you are here on campus - it lasts a lifetime. 

The Alumnae Association fosters life-long learning by offering alumnae the opportunity to connect with each other and the College through a variety of programs:

Faculty Speaker Series - The Wellesley College Alumnae Association brings Wellesley "home" to you with live virtual faculty lectures for alums. The online series will take place at varied times throughout the year to provide opportunities for our global alumnae population to take part. Learn more and register here.

Wellesley College Alumnae Association Book Club - Join our virtual community to connect with alums to read and discuss various book genres such as novels, lifelong learning, personal growth, and other topics. Learn more and sign up here

Auditor Program - The College will continue the temporary suspension of the auditor program through the Fall 2022 semester. 

Travel Program - Alumnae can participate in occasional trips that bring the intellectual community of the college to locations around the world. Learn about upcoming trips.

The Alumnae Association welcomes your ideas for ways in which we can extend our life-long learning opportunities to alumnae.  Please feel free to contact us at alumnae@wellesley.edu .

 

 

 

 
From the Wellesley College Department of Italian Studies:
Alumnae and their families: Learn Italian with a new and free,
online summer course


When          

July 6 - August 21, 2015

Requirements

No previous knowledge of Italian is necessary.
All you will need is a computer with a reliable Internet connection.

Costs                     

None! All written, audio, and visual material is made available 24/7, free online. We will also offer optional Skype sessions with a TA for a small fee.

Features               

The Department of Italian Studies faculty have developed a comprehensive program divided into 14 units to cover all levels of Italian grammar and syntax, as well as 14 cultural themes explored through different media. Our original material features:

  • Videos with native speakers of Italian, shot in different locations on campus and in the vicinity;
  • Interviews with native Italian speakers on a variety of cultural topics;
  • Animated slide presentations;
  • Clear and concise grammar charts you can read or download.
  • A variety of online self-corrected activities.

 

New features added to ItalianOnline Summer 2015:

  • Podcasts (90) of conversations among native speakers: a great way to practice when you are on-the-go!
  • “Narrated” grammar charts;
  • two new units (13 and 14);
  • three new interviews with native speakers;
  • all videos are now offered with optional close captions in Italian!

 

Three modules

You may choose to take the course in three different ways to match your needs and summer schedule:
(1) a self-study module (progress at your own pace, do as much as you want when you want);
(2) a non-intensive module, requiring a commitment of about one hour a day, five days a week, covering in seven weeks the equivalent of a one-semester beginning Italian college course;
(3) an intensive module, requiring a commitment of about two hours a day, five days a week, covering in seven weeks material that is usually covered in two college semesters.
For the intensive and non-intensive module we will provide a syllabus that will help you organize your studies.
Although you will be able to switch from one module to the other at any point, we would like to have an idea beforehand of the number of participants in each module: when you sign up we will ask you to indicate which module you have chosen.

Benefits

Learn, from the comfort of your home or from your favorite summer location, a language you may not have had the chance to study! Meet online other Wellesley alumnae, students, and members of the Department of Italian Studies!

Sign up

Please take a minute to decide whether taking an online course fits into your summer plans. Then choose the module that fits your needs and schedule among the following:
(1) A self-study module (progress at your own pace, do as much as you want when you want);
(2) A non-intensive module, requiring a commitment of about one hour a day, five days a week, covering in seven weeks the equivalent of a one-semester beginning Italian college course;
(3) An intensive module, requiring a commitment of about two hours a day, five days a week, covering in seven weeks material that is usually covered in two college semesters.

Although you will be able to switch from one module to the other at any point, we would like to have an idea beforehand of the number of participants in each module.

We also would like to know in brief your reasons for taking ItalianOnline. This is why we are asking you to write a short paragraph, as part of the registration process.

Now you are ready to sign up! Click here.

In about ten days you will receive our confirmation from ItalianOnline.wellesley.edu.

Benvenuta al corso!

Question?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write to ItalianOnline@wellesley.edu. We will be happy to answer your questions.