Molti studenti hanno ancora problemi con l’uso dell’imperfetto.
Per aiutarti a capire questo tempo verbale ti presentiamo una delle più famose canzoni di Rino Gaetano: Sfiorivano le viole.
Many students still have problems with the use of “imperfetto”.
In order to help you understand this verb tense we present one of the most famous songs by Rino Gaetano: Sfiorivano le viole.
To practice Italian this week we invite you to read and sing…….. PRACTICE HERE: Italian/English Version
Para practicar el idioma italiano esta semana te invitamos a leer y cantar… PRACTICA AQUÍ: Versión Italiano/Española
Picture form Wikipedia
Pensi di essere l’unico ad avere problemi con la pronuncia e la lingua italiana? Guarda Dustin Hoffman, (vincitore d’Oscar), mentre pratica italiano, impara una delle poesie più famose, ripete a voce alta, si arrabbia e si diverte.
Do you think you are the only one having trouble with the Italian pronunciation and language? Check Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman while he practices Italian, learns one of the most famous poems, repeats loud voice, gets upset and has fun.
To practice Italian this week we invite you to read and watch…….. PRACTICE HERE: Italian/English Version
Para practicar el idioma italiano esta semana te invitamos a leer y mirar… PRACTICA AQUÍ: Versión Italiano/Española
Picture from the movie The graduate with Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft
Un classico è un libro che non ha mai finito di dire quel che ha da dire.
(A classic is a book that never stopped telling what he has to tell).
A very interesting article I recommend:
Why We Should Learn Other Languages
“Learn a language, and you learn a people. Learn a people, and you learn about yourself.”
I believe the best educational experience is the one that allows each student to express (ex-ducere = bring out) the best of him/herself.
And ‘personal growth’ (at all levels – intellectual and emotional) is a very important factor in any learning process.
Happy language learning!
Buongiorno amici e buon inizio settimana!
7:30 am in Rome, I am having tea and sharing an interesting book with you:
The Pinocchio Effect, On Making Italians, 1860-1920
“Soon after the disparate states of the Italian peninsula unified in the 1860s to create a single nation, the nationalist Massimo D’Azeglio is said to have remarked, “We have made Italy, now we have to make Italians.” The Pinocchio Effect draws on a remarkably broad array of sources to trace this making of a modern national identity in Italy, a subject that remains strikingly understudied in the English-speaking world of Italian studies.”
I think this subject is understudied and underestimated also in the Italian-speaking world!
Pinocchio is a character created in 1881 by the Italian writer Collodi. On CyberItalian we chose this famous Italian puppet to guide you in the Lessons. Why?
Because Pinocchio represents the idea of “personal growth” at all levels (intellectual and emotional). And personal growth is a very important factor in any aspect of life.
Hopefully Italians will remember this, as Italy nowadays is struggling with a modern concept of state, democracy, journalism, unity, politics and quality of life…
vi scrivo da una Roma piovosa ma con colori bellissimi.
Il seminario di sabato scorso (The Role of Italian Language Teaching in Present Society) in video conferenza Roma/NY è andato benissimo, veramente una bella esperienza!
Gli insegnanti hanno trovato ispirazione e materiale educativo da riproporre in classe.
Mi auguro davvero che attraverso la lingua e la cultura italiana possiamo contribuire fortemente alla crescita personale di chi si avvicina a queste materie, al miglioramento della società e al miglioramento dell’educazione.
The “passato prossimo” (recent-past tense) is used to express an action that began and was completed in the past: “ieri ho mangiato la mela” (yesterday I ate the apple, I have eaten the apple…).
You will notice that the “passato prossimo” is formed with an auxiliary verb (essere o avere) plus the past participle. The auxiliary “avere” is used with…
To practice Italian this week we invite you to play and test… click here
The Italian language is very musical. To improve your listening skills and to learn a correct pronunciation we suggest that you start “developing your ear” by listening to Italian audios, songs, and language as much as you can. Click here to listen and repeat what you hear.