With today’s episode in our FREE series on the Medieval period in the Italian peninsula, we’re halfway!
And while it’s a long one, it’s very interesting, and as a fine example of historical ‘karma‘ as you might find!
E poi, reading and listening practice is always useful, I say.
Talking of listening, Edwin wrote in a comment a few minutes ago that listening is hard for language learners because they have to concentrate more.
I disagreed, arguing that listening isn’t harder than any other skill (though in part that contradicted something I’d written before – sorry Edwin!)
In fact, I wrote, listening should be EASIER than reading. It certainly is for dyslexics, I’m sure!
You can read more in the comments section of Wednesday’s episode (scroll down to the bottom of the texts to see the comments.)
Anyone can join in the discussion, so if you have something to say, prego! (= be my guest/you’re welcome)
N.b. to comment, your email is required but won’t be published, so don’t worry. Also, be aware that comments are pre-moderated, so your words will likely not be published immediately. Be patient, it might take a few hours, or even overnight, depending on your time zone. Like waiting for an Amazon parcel…
Anyway, given that all fifteen episodes published so far remain open to comments (as the next fifteen will at some point be), how to know where to splurge your spleen so as to have the best chance of getting a conversation going?
Well obviously, commenting on the most recent episode would be a good strategy.
And/or, take a look at the homepage of the club website, which has a ‘widget’ (where it says ‘JOIN THE CONVERSATION!’) that shows, in more or less real time, the most recent five comments.
If you looked now, you’d see the five comments shown are on Wednesday’s and Monday’s episodes respectively, though of course that might have changed by the time you read this.
A lunedì, allora.