I’ve nothing to sell you this week. Deliberately as there’s far too much teaching and other stuff going on.
Besides my ninety-nine million online classes, it’s also the end of the month, which comes around all too regularly! Anyone who runs or has run a small business will know that the end of the month means extra work: bills to pay, numbers to review, plans to update, and so on.
So, given that we have the week free of, how shall I put it, ‘commercial contstraints’ (and aren’t you already fed up with Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the like? I know I am!), I thought this might be a good time to begin a new ‘content’ project for the club website. Begin, mind. Not attempt to complete, in one crazy marathon effort, between now and next week’s half-priced eBook of the Week offer…
What I’m thinking is a series of short “How to” articles, with suggestions from me, and from any club members who wish to contribute, on topics related to learning Italian and/or learning languages in general.
I’m envisioning people either emailing me ideas (not that I don’t have plenty myself) or commenting on the “How to” pages, once they’re up.
Obviously, there’d be a top-level “How to” page, visible in the website menu, showing a list of topics on which we have something useful to suggest. For example:
- How to improve your Italian pronunciation
- How to speak about the past in Italian
- How to have better conversations in Italian
Those were just a few random suggestions, off the top of my head, but I’d welcome input from club members.
Ideally, we’d want to cover the full spectrum of language-learning topics, from content areas such as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, to ‘skills’ (speaking, listening, reading, writing), along with ideas on how to study, measure progress, and so on.
To contribute topic ideas (What about “How to use the congiuntivo”, Daniel?), leave a comment on this article or email in the usual way.
A mercoledì, allora.
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