you ever dreamt of traveling like a native in Italy?
dream is filled with greens, blues and soft umber. Walking
through an olive grove... or riding on a gondola in the canals
of Venice with the sun warming my face. Sharing the laughter
of my friends at some silly little joke - in Italian.
I wake up and I remember I can't really speak Italian - just
the basic phrases.
language of romance and passion... wouldn't it be wonderful
to be able to speak and understand while you travel the Italian
you tried learning Italian? Sitting in a class and trying
to memorize lists of vocabulary or verb endings is not a pleasant
way to absorb a language. Even helpful Italian
language tutorials online are sometimes hard to stick
with - and related tapes and books are cumbersome.
you have tried these methods and are a little discouraged,
here's a suggestion for making the task a little easier.
Italian while living in Italy!
are dozens of Italian language immersion courses that not
only give you a good command of Italian, but after lessons
are over allow you to explore Italy and practice what you've
courses are the natural way to learn a language. Hearing the
sounds and inflections of native speakers forms patterns in
words to communicate helps the brain to hold on to those elusive
words that slip away so quickly when they are memorized without
way we learned our first language was to listen and practice
until the words made sentences. Even as adults, it is still
the best way to really learn to speak a language.
the fun of being able to speak to the people you meet on your
next trip to Italy without having to rely on their ability
to speak your language!
of the schools that offer Italian language courses in Italy
are listed in the resources section of this site.
about making your next trip more than just a wonderful vacation.
Add the satisfaction of learning to speak Italian to make
it a truly unforgettable Italian Trip.
complete newbie to Italiano?
are a few basic Italian phrases to help get you started :
kah pee skoh)
VEH eel bah nyoh)
you speak English?