So you’ve memorized long-lists of Italian words, conquered the main irregular verbs, and more or less got the hang of Italian’s weird sentence structure. But speaking terrifies you. You find yourself paralyzed with fright at the idea of having to join in a conversation. Perhaps your fear goes so deep, you’ll actively avoid situations in which […]
Archives for February 2014
Register now for this week’s Italian conversation groups
If you read these articles in an e-mail, you’ll only see the first few lines in future. To read the whole article (and to register for the Italian conversation groups) you’ll need to click the ‘Read more’ link and visit the website. Why? Statistics show us that, while a minority of people open, read and […]
Are you a different person when you speak Italian?
As a young man I spent three years working in Turkey, where people were constantly reminding me of the famous Turkish saying about speaking a foreign language: “Bir dil bir insan, iki dil iki insan.” (One who speaks only one language is one person, but one who speaks two languages is two people.) Source: http://www.omniglot.com/language/proverbs/language.htm Turks […]
What Italian grammar do I need to study at each level?
Here’s a question emailed to me the other day by Catarina: Ho trovato le designazione dei livelli d’italiani A1 fino a B2 su molti siti ma non capisco che grammatica, verbi, … correspondono a ogni livello (ho trovato informazione divergente). Il mio obbiettivo é continuare a imparare per fare prima un esame B1. Che devo […]
Register now for your free online Italian conversation lesson
Here’s a little feedback on last week’s free Italian conversation sessions, from some of those who took part: La sessione di questa mattina è stata molto interessante e divertente, grazie! Devo dire che è stata la prima volta che ho davvero parlato italiano. E voglio continuare! – Catarina Ho appena finito la mia prima sessione […]
End of the Italian listening challenge: lessons learnt
It’s exactly two weeks since I last wrote about my quest to improve my listening (in French, so as to demonstrate to you guys that it’s possible to do the same with your Italian). This afternoon I decided to call it a day. Want to know how I got on? How to improve your listening […]
Let’s speak Italian this week!
If you’d like to practice speaking Italian with an OnlineItalianClub.com teacher, and other students from around the world, register now for one of this week’s FREE sessions by clicking one of the links at the botttom of this article. As promised, we’re offering one session early in the morning (Italian time) hoping to catch you […]
How not to miss out on your free Italian conversation lesson!
Want to practice speaking Italian, with an expert teacher, and students like you from around the world? For FREE? Then look out for tomorrow’s email, which will have the links to register for THREE MORE free online Italian conversation lessons, hosted by our online teacher, Paolo. For the first time, we’ll be trying different time […]
Let’s speak Italian! Register now for one of this week’s free conversation slots
Two more FREE opportunities to join a conversation in Italian, with Paolo (an OnlineItalianClub.com teacher) and other students of Italian from around the world. This week we’re NOT organising the sessions by level. Each session is open to all… Just click the link and fill out the form to register. There are 12 spaces in […]
Memorable new words from Venice
Travelling is a great way to learn new words, isn’t it? So, as I’ve just got back from a business trip to Venice, I thought you might be interested in hearing some of the memorable words and expresssions that I picked up while I was there. Acqua alta ‘La marea’ (the tide) affects the level […]