I like my lessons to be fun, for this reason - apart from informal conversation - I usually work with Italian songs, newspaper articles, comics and bits of novels. Recently, I've started dictation exercises with students with difficulties in oral comprehension. This is especially the case of English speakers, as "i", "e", "a", "ch" etc. may be confusing when learning Italian. Writing what I dictate results useful as one has to focus on what is really being said. This is also a way to learn to write correctly.
I'll correct your pronunciation and ask for your personal opinion about what we read.
We can discuss what we will talk about lesson by lesson, so that I can prepare vocabulary and useful expressions for you.
I can suggest you films and videos depending on your level - they're a great way to learn and have fun.
I use an online notebook that is personal for every student and that will help you keep track of what we did during the previous class.
My students will also have the opportunity to work with me on the textbook Qua e là per l'Italia, Alma Edizioni. Divided in 20 chapters, the book helps intermediate learners reach an advanced level while learning facts and traditions about each of the 20 Italian regions. During or before each class, you'll get from me copies of the book, which we'll use work on together. The book includes plenty of exercises you can also work on individually. Just let me know if you'd like to work on Qua e là per l'Italia!
Besides that, a new episode of my podcast on speaktravelitalian.com goes online on Sundays. Give it a chance!
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