Rose Couture

Aspiring teacher. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

Ciao!

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Ciao! Hello! Yes, I am still in the process of learning the wonderful Italian language. With two crazy weeks of midterms, research papers and essays that just went by, I can now take time to breath. Good, that was exhausting. As I was very busy with school work, I did not spend time learning new material with my online Italian class. Rather, I chose to practice the vocabulary I already had learned, in order for it to stick in my brain. Learning should be a fun experience and I do not want to crowd my brain with as much Italian information as it can retain. Having that said, I can assure you that I am now very comfortable with the Italian words I know. I cannot quite yet formulate long sentence on my own, but I can say simple stuff like: “The cows are eating meat”/”Le mucche mangiano carne” , “I am vegetarian”/“Io sono vegetariano”(yes, I actually am!), “The cats are drinking milk”/“Le gatte bevono latte” , “The men are eating diner”/“Gli uomini mangiano la cena” , and “The cook is cooking a lemon cake”/“Il cuoco cucina un torta al limone”. I am halfway to level 7 Italian and currently know 145 words in the language.

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As every “good” learner should not be comfortable for too long, I will be studying the possessives in the next unit, which makes me very nervous. I have found myself more than once to translate my sentence in French before typing the answer in English. This would probably be helpful while learning the possessives as French languages as many of its own! After I am done the “possessives” unit, I will move on to the next big activity block where I will learn about clothing, questions, conjunctions, verbs, colours, prepositions, date & time, family and measurements. This seems like a major block, but I am confident that after the following activity block, I will be able to grasp the basics of Italian and could probably get around if I ever traveled to Italy!
I hope that all of you readers have a great week! Buona sera!

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4 thoughts on “Ciao!

  1. @rosecouture Glad to hear your learning project is going well and that you have passed the busyness of midterms and papers. I was just thinking that the ultimate way to test your learning project is to take a vacation to Italy (maybe a stretch) but that would definitely be awesome. Good luck with the rest of your project.

    • Thank you Chris! Obviously going to Italy is one of my dreams, but it might have to wait until the end of my bachelor’s, although I really like your idea of “testing my learning in the field”!

  2. I highly recommend listening to Italian radio. Any radio station will have a live steam so just do a Google search and listen online. A lot of the music will be in English but you will learn simply by hearing the DJs talking! Have it playing in the background all the time and you will be shocked at how you find you will be picking up words and sentences!

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