“What do you want to study today?” asked my online teacher this morning.
Actually, I was hoping she’d have an idea.
“Jag vet inte”, I replied. “What do you suggest?”
“Let’s start a circus!” she said.
Must be some sort of Swedish idiom…
But it wasn’t a problem to find stuff to talk about – we have lots in common, though I’m old enough to be her dad.
If nothing else, she teaches online, I market online lessons, so there’s that.
All that said, I do have a back up, just in case one or the other teacher is distracted, hungover, or whatever.
My wife has been translating some English conversation lessons I wrote years back (for my day job) into Swedish and Italian – she’s bilingual in those languages.
I’ve been publishing them over at my new project, http://onlineswedishclub.com/, and here in the club for you guys.
Which is a long way of letting you know that today there are two new pages of Italian conversation prompts on the club website.
So there are now six free conversation ‘lessons’, all of which can be found on the ‘Conversation‘ page, linked to from the top menu of the club website.
If you have someone to practice speaking Italian with, take a look.
But even if you don’t have someone to practice with, take a look anyway!
I find that just reading through the (Swedish) questions is helpful, as they remind me of the words and grammar I’ve studied and get me thinking in the language.
For those who can’t stretch to online Italian lessons with a club teacher, there’s no reason you can’t pratice speaking on your own.
Try interviewing yourself in front of a mirror, while you’re out for a walk, or even sitting on the lavatory!
‘Mille grazie’ to those of you who have already bought a copy of our latest ebook easy Italian reader, ‘Caravaggio nei vicoli di Roma‘.
If you haven’t got around to it yet, do check out the free sample chapter (.pdf) to get an idea of the level and content.
Caravaggio nei vicoli di Roma is on offer this first week at just £5.99.
The new ebook is part of our ‘day in the life of‘ series, which now has stories about moments from the lives of seven famous people.
Or check out our catalog, which lists all of our original ebooks in level order, complete with the prices, links to the free sample chapters, and links to the relevant page in the shop.