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…

How I Study Italian: Updated for 2016

“…the thirtysomething student [who was Leonardo da Vinci] copied vocabi italiani (Italian words derived from Latin) into his notebooks, filling page after page of the Codex Trivulzianus, his earliest manuscript, which he referred to as “my book of words.” Even as Leonardo neared age forty, he was still working at conjugations, copying “amo, amas, amat” as diligently…