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…

How I Study Italian

My mom tried to get me to sew or craft like her, but it never took. Neither did cooking. I prefered the quieter interests, and could always be found with a book in my hands. I clearly remember the excitement of third grade, the first year that I was assigned real, bring-it-home-in-your-backpack, homework. I have always…