Ciao, Professore!

Ciao, Professore!

Hello, Professor!

93 minutes

DVD in Italian with optional English subtitles.

Italian Lesson Plan

Introduction: Introduce your students to the humorous and insightful world of "Ciao, Professore!" with our comprehensive Italian lesson plan. Directed by Lina Wertmüller, this film offers a delightful exploration of cultural contrasts and educational challenges, making it an excellent tool for language learning and cultural understanding.

Film Summary: Ciao, Professore! is the story of an upper-class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, finds himself teaching third-grade truants at a ramshackle school to the south. Along the way, the earnest “professore” learns valuable lessons when he begins to see life through the fresh, vibrant eyes of his scrappy young students.

Additional Details: Released in 1994, "Ciao, Professore!" features the talents of Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, and Gigio Morra. The film is celebrated for its comedic yet poignant portrayal of the Italian education system and regional disparities. It has been praised for its performances and direction. The DVD includes Italian audio with optional English subtitles, making it an ideal resource for language learners.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • September 8: International Literacy Day, discussing themes of education and literacy
  • October 5: World Teachers' Day, celebrating the role of educators
  • February 17: National Random Acts of Kindness Day, focusing on the film’s themes of understanding and kindness
  • April 1: April Fool's Day, appreciating the film’s humor and cultural insights

Conclusion: Using "Ciao, Professore!" in your classroom not only enhances language skills but also provides insights into themes of cultural diversity and educational challenges. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Lina Wertmüller

Cast: Paolo Villaggio, Isa Danieli, Gigio Morra

Audio: DVD in Italian with optional English subtitles.

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