Sicilian Language Course in Elmhurst, Queens

Jul 07, 2018 679

Saturday, September 15th (2:30PM—4:15PM) Italian Charities of America - 83-20 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst, NY 11373. Are you of Sicilian Descent? OR just interested in Sicilian? Come join us for Sicilian Language lessons. We will have a native Sicilian to teach you from beginner level, you will learn the language; reading, writing and speaking! 12 Lessons for $120, lessons start on September 15th, lessons will run through December 8th. The class runs 1 hr and 45 min. Schedule will be provided or call to inquire. Textbook is required and email will be sent out to registrants with information.

Did you know? Sicilian is neither a dialect nor an accent. It’s not derived from Italian. It’s not spoken only in Sicily. Sicilian (u sicilianu in Sicilian and siciliana in Italian) is the oldest of the Romance languages derived from Latin, and it’s spoken in Sicily and in parts of southern Italy such as Reggio di Calabria and southern Puglia. It’s derived from Latin, with Greek, Arabic, French, Provençal, German, Catalan and Spanish influences.

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