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Non è mai troppo tardi
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Based on a true story, "Non è mai troppo tardi" (it's never too late) is a TV mini-series about Alberto Manzi, a teacher and host of the 60's TV show "Non è mai troppo tardi," a televised kind of "night school," aimed at teaching the many adults who had never learned to read and write how to do just that. The show was broadcast from 1960 to 1968.

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Non è mai troppo tardi - EP1 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

People seem to think Alberto is a bit nuts. He's about to go on live TV, and people around him hope he doesn't botch it. The name of the TV show is Non è mai troppo tardi (it's never too late). What's implied in the title is that it's never to late to learn to read and write. In Italian, a person who never learned to read or write is called analfabeta.

Non è mai troppo tardi - EP1 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

In Italy, at least in the past, the process of distributing teaching jobs was a real jungle, as you will see. The list, assembled by a complicated point system, involving test scores, experience, seniority, etc, was what would determine whether an aspiring teacher would have a job that year or not. Alberto Manzi knows he is qualified, but gets an unpleasant surprise at the education office.

Non è mai troppo tardi - EP1 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Manzi goes to the reform school for his first day of teaching and finds out all the things he will or won't be able to do.

Non è mai troppo tardi - EP1 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Will Alberto Manzi be up to the task of dealing with these rough, incarcerated boys? On his off-hours, Alberto goes to see the parish priest about a missing person.

Non è mai troppo tardi - EP1 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Alberto's friend, Eugenio, is ready to call it quits when it comes to teaching. Alberto is convinced that kids are the future, but even though he made some headway with the kids at the reformatory his first day, there are still huge obstacles.

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