Immersive Cities is a gift from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne to its members and its Italian students. It was created in the hope that students, although unable to travel, would find a way to cross the oceans with their minds by immersing themselves in the soundscapes of Italian cities.
When students learn a new language they often concentrate on grammar and new vocab but at times the simple act of being immersed in the sounds of language soundscape can support and expand language learning.
Our conscious mind can actively learn only a handful of new concepts at a time, but our subconscious mind can absorb thousands and thousands.
So, Immersive Cities is an invitation for Italian students but also people wishing to travel virtually to close their eyes and travel to Torino, Venezia, Napoli, Palermo or Bari… without leaving Australia.
The more you listen, the more you will understand and notice. For some of you it will be a nostalgic experience, for others it will be a discovery.
We look forward to hearing about your immersive experience.
Grazie e a presto!
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Melbourne