MIT has released a series of free videos to learn Italian while cooking through their Experimental Study Group. According to their website, “The Experimental Study Group (ESG) offers instruction in the core freshman subjects of biology, chemistry, math, physics, and humanities through small, discussion-based classes designed for students who are interested in taking an active role in their education.
Academics are supplemented by a variety of community activities, including weekly luncheons, evening study sessions, and weekend trips.”
The videos were originally part of an in-person ESG class with MIT professor, Dr. Paola Rebusco. From the course description, “The participants in this seminar will dive into learning basic conversational Italian, Italian culture, and the Mediterranean diet. Each class is based on the preparation of a delicious dish and on the bite-sized acquisition of parts of the Italian language and culture. A good diet is not based on recipes only, it is also rooted in healthy habits and in culture. At the end of the seminar the participants will be able to cook some healthy and tasty recipes and to understand and speak basic Italian.”
The full series of videos, called Speak Italian with Your Mouth Full is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP62GsvB-6EwEE0F0frXtyhYq
The first video from the series is below: