Sunday, June 11, 2017

Learning the Italian alphabet

The Italian alphabet (l'alfabeto) contains 21 letters:

Musei Capitolini, Rome 

Letters / Names of the letters
a  a
b  bi
c  ci
d  di
e  e
f  effe
g  gi
h  acca
i  i
l  elle
m  emme
n  enne
o  o
p  pi
q  cu
r  erre
s  esse
t  ti
u  u
v  vu
z  zeta

The following five letters are found in foreign words:

Letters / Names of the letters
j  i lungo
k  kappa
w  doppia vu
x  ics
y  ipsilon


Learning the Basics

If you're pressed for time, focus on the fundamentals. Study the Italian ABC's and Italian numbers, learn how to pronounce Italian words and try to ask questions in Italian

However, the quickest and most effective way to learn Italian is the total immersion method. So, I would suggest to follow one of my courses and then travel to Italy with me.

Isn't this a good idea? 




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Why should you learn Italian?



You’re planning a trip to Italy...and you think you can go without knowing the language ..... it will be fun but a bit harder....
You’re married to an Italian or someone with an Italian background...like my husband...you need to learn the language... 
Palazzo Colonna, Rome 
You have an Italian background yourself ....well you want to go to Italy...learn the language!!!!
You know that learning Italian unlocks the door to Italy's cultural "ricchezze": the food, the fashion, the movies, the music, the art.... 
Praiano, South of Italy

You work or do business in Italy or with Italians...you need a mental challenge...
....and then make new friends!!!

NO MUCH TIME....Be quick and get in touch!

Italian classes, tours and much more....

Friday, December 2, 2016

Let's practise Italian....at the market

At the market
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Can you ‪#‎translate‬ this?
A- ‪#‎Buongiorno‬ signora. Posso aiutarla?
B- Buongiorno. Vorrei un chilo di ‪#‎pomodori‬ e due ‪#‎carciofi‬.
A- Subito. Serve altro? Guardi che belle ‪#‎zucchine‬ e finocchi che ci sono.
B- No. Basta così. Quanto le devo?
A- Sono 7 euro.
B- Ecco a lei.
A- ‪#‎Grazie‬, il suo resto.
B- Grazie. ‪#‎Arrivederci‬.
A- Arrivederci.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The benefits of being bilingual.....so learn Italian!!!!


Some reasons why children should be bilingual....



Young Italian student 
  • Has a positive effect on intellectual growth.
  • Enriches and enhances a child's mental development. Languages can be seen as a 'useful support' for other curriculum areas (for example: for improved cognitive flexibility, for supporting and enhancing literacy in English and other academic areas.
  • Leave students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.
  • Improves a child's understanding for hi/her native language.
  • Gives a child the ability to communicate with people he/she would otherwise not have the chance to know.
  • Opens the door to other cultures and helps a child to understand and appreciate people from other countries.
  • Gives a student a head start in language requirements for high school/university.
  • Increases job opportunities in many career where knowing another language is a real asset.

Italian animals @ Italian Cultural Experience 





Friday, August 19, 2016

Caravaggio and Bernini: a painter and a sculptor

Caravaggio and Bernini: a painter and a sculptor
Around the beginning of the 17th century a revolution in art occurred, both in painting and sculpture. It was driven by two Italian artists, Gianlorenzo Bernini, a sculptor, and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, a painter of outstanding and subtle skill.
These talented artists are linked together not in the famous Renaissance period of European art, but in the later 17th century Baroque period. Bernini and Caravaggio's art focuses on the drama and the centrality of the human body rather than the human experience.  

In this stimulating presentation, art historian Simona Albanese analyses the key works of these two artists who from that period onwards dramatically changed the way  we look at art.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Travelling to the beautiful Amalfi Coast

There is so much to see in Italy! The Amalfi Coast is one of these magic places. 

Here a small anticipation of what you can see or memories of all the activity that goes in the villages of the Amalfi Coast.


Are you ready for your next Italian Cultural Experience? 

The tour will be limited to 8 people! 


Amalfi Coast


New Tours will be on next year !!! I'm away in October to do some more research... more info coming soon!!!


Monday, August 15, 2016

ITALIAN CONVERSATION in New Farm



Do you like to speak Italian? Do you want to practise and extend your comprehension?
I offer Italian Conversation classes to individual and to groups, so just give me a call and we arrange something!!

You come with a pen and a notebook and I organise the learning material and the coffee!!

Be quick!! 





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