While this week we will be attending the WSET Global APP Summit, we will, of course, also continue our normal educational activities.
On Monday our students will meet their worldwide classmates enrolled in the eighth e-learning Level 2 in Wines course this academic year. These asynchronous courses with no set-time lessons are increasingly popular with those who would find it difficult to break away from their work commitments to attend classes.
Again another Level 2 in Wines course will be starting Saturday 30th. This will be a real-time videoconferencing course, the now hugely successful alternative to physical classroom courses. Like many other schools, we started it because of the pandemic. But many students now simply prefer this format because it offers the best of both worlds: you get perfect interaction with the teacher like in the classroom, and at the same time you don’t have to move from the comfort of your home. This is particularly important for people living as far apart as Switzerland and France, as some of our students on this course. Additionally, our three-Saturday format still lets those who have a busy work week fit the programme into their schedule.
For our Italian language activities, we will be on the third session of three parallel introductory wine courses: two on Monday, at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm, and one on Wednesday at 9:00 pm. After discovering the secrets of perfect food and wine pairings during last week’s lesson two, participants will now enter the fascinating world of wine production, starting from the vineyard.
One more introductory course will start and finish this week. The weekend formula with three two-hour sessions on Saturday and two on Sunday is increasingly popular because it fits easily in busy schedules and also because many participants find the concentration perfect for effective learning. Like all our courses at the moment, this too will be delivered through live videoconferencing. For the first time, this will be broadcast from our Rome studios – ahem, we meant: Tutored from our Rome school.