As promised on Wednesday, I’ve been working on the next boring list of words in the club’s ‘vocabulary section‘.
I’m going through the alphabet from ‘A’.
This morning I got to line two (trumpets sound), Alberghi / Hotels.
Surprisingly, I’m enjoying the process more than I thought I would.
Today’s rewrite, ‘Italian Vocabulary – Hotels‘, is suitable for students at any level, from beginners onwards.
So do take a look.
One of the ESSENTIAL words on the hotels list is ‘carta igenica’.
As in “Dove cacchio è la carta igenica?”
(More advanced students – have fun working out what a ‘cacchio’ is! The rest of you, just ignore that word, with apologies for my toilet humour, and focus on the rest of the question…)
Anyway, OnlineItalianClub.com is basically just me, plus Lucia (our teaching manager) and her team of online teachers, my wife Stefi, who acts as ebook commissioning editor, and a couple of really talented freelance writers. Our kids help too, when they need cash.
We certainly don’t have the resources of sites such as duolingo.com (check out their ‘jobs‘ page to see what I mean!)
OnlineItalianClub.com is proud to declare itself a graphic-designer, animator and engineer-free zone!
Which keeps overheads down, at least.
So, my aim with this vocabulary section rewrite is not to replicate the shiny, hi-tech gizmos available elsewhere.
Instead, I’m hoping to give you some ideas for things you can try at home, to promote your OWN learning.
Along with an understanding of why it is important that you do so.
Anyone who’s tried learning a language can tell you that the better you get, the more specific your needs and problems become.
And as that happens, the more it gets to be the case that the best, maybe the only, person able to design suitable learning activities for you is…
Trust me – whatever website, course book, or class you are using to learn Italian, sooner or later you’ll need to take charge of your OWN learning.
Watch this space for more ideas on how to do that.