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Rino Gaetano e l’imperfetto (imperfect tense)

8 luglio 2016 Commenti chiusi

Rino Gaetano è un artista versatile e un ottimo musicista che purtroppo ci ha lasciato molto giovane a causa di un incidente stradale. Gli italiani lo considerano ancora fra i migliori e più amati cantautori.
Canta con Rino e ripassa l’uso dell’imperfetto.
Hai problemi con l’imperfetto?

Rino Gaetano is a versatile artist and extremely good musician, who unluckily passed away very young due to a car accident. Italians still consider him among the best and most loved singers-songwriters.
Sing along with Rino and review the use of “imperfetto”.
Do you have problems with the “imperfetto”?

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

Hai migliorato il tuo italiano? – Have you improved your Italian? (passato prossimo)

13 febbraio 2015 Commenti chiusi

Non hai fatto niente per migliorare il tuo italiano!?
(You haven’t done anything to improve your Italian!?)

Molti studenti hanno ancora problemi con il passato prossimo.
Tu hai problemi? Non lasciarti deprimere e completa l’esercizio seguente.
Cosa hai fatto recentemente per migliorare il tuo italiano?

Many students still have problems with the “passato prossimo”.
Do you have problems? Don’t be depressed and complete the following exercise.
What have you done recently to improve your Italian?

To practice Italian this week we invite you to test…
PRACTICE HERE: Italian/English Version

Para practicar el idioma italiano esta semana te invitamos a testar…
PRACTICA AQUÍ: Versión Italiano/Española

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Problemi con l’italiano? (Problems with Italian language?)

29 gennaio 2010 Commenti chiusi

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

Citazione della settimana (Quote of the week)

15 dicembre 2009 Commenti chiusi

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).

Italo Calvino

Why We Should Learn Other Languages

2 dicembre 2009 Commenti chiusi

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!

Recensione (book review)

23 novembre 2009 Commenti chiusi


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…

Estratti del seminario (Extract from workshop)

3 novembre 2009 Commenti chiusi

Cari amici,

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.

Listen and Test

21 settembre 2009 Commenti chiusi

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.