Four Weekly Practices for Learning Italian

Or, How I Study Italian 2018 In searching for some words of encouragement to begin this post, I typed into Google “why study Italian”? A number of posts of popped up, mostly from language school blogs or university foreign language departments. I clicked the one with the most number of reasons (24). Coming it at #24,…

How I (plan to) Study Italian, 2017

I have written that, a few years back, I stopped making New Year’s Resolutions, but last week, at the start of a new session of Italian classes, there was a buon proposito waiting for us all: Migliorare il mio italiano | Improve my Italian Our professoressa had written this knowing that certainly this a goal for all of…

Accidental Italian

The word storia, in Italian, means story. And also, history. Growing up, Italian was always part of my history, but never part of my story. Until, one day, a fire for learning the language unexpectedly sparked. Growing up in an Italian-American family, Italy was no big deal. The following was all quite normal: Sundays at…

Fun phrases for your weekend…

  Ciao amici! Yesterday began a new class term with Italiano with Jodina and marked my 5th anniversary studying Italian with Maestra Jodina Hahn Gallo. ❤ I hope to get back into the swing of the Weekend Italian series soon (focusing on Fluent Forever’s high-frequency list), but until then, here’s some fun phrases that I…

Recentemente in italiano: i miei compiti

Recently in Italian: My Homework With summer’s loose and lazy schedule, I have not been as committed to Italiano as I would like, which makes me anxious as I’m preparing to host cugini (cousins) very soon! Still, in the last few weeks, I have found some fun new ways to practice Italian. Su Internet / On Line Italy Magazine…

Questa settimana in italiano: i miei compiti

This week in Italian: my homework I love collecting Italian language learning books, and I’m very good about blasting through them — lots of exposure, not much mastery. So, in an effort to help review and hopefully retain, I thought that occasionally I would post what I’ve been studying. Ogni giorno Every day, I check…