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Thursday, 13 January 2011

La promisa del Nuovo Anno e` imparare a parlare Italiano

In my last post I listed 'to make more of an effort with learning Italian' as one of my aims for 2011. Well, low and behold it was my teachers wish for me too. So, la promisa del Nuovo Anno e` imparare a parlare Italiano- I promise to learn to speak Italian in the New Year.

Last night was my first lesson since before Christmas. I had missed quite a few lessons in December, I hadn't realised quite how many until last night when I found the Christmas decorations I had been searching for in my bag. Proof that I had not picked up my books at all since November (possible October!). 

I've been trying to learn Italian for about 18mths, although at times it has been very half hearted. But, no more! I will try and do just five minutes a day, and buy a lovely new notebook to practice in. There is also a groupon deal on at the moment for cheap language tutition online, I'm thinking a bit of intensive practice for a month or so might increase my confidence and therefore enjoyment? We shall see...

When I'm living the dream chomping on pizza and quaffing olive oil in my restored Italian farm house it will all be worth it.


  1. That is a dream worth working toward. Dave and I got book vouchers for Christmas, and he already has a few German books, so I've decided German is the way to go (we like Germany alot)!

  2. I'm in the same boat! Desperate to learn Italian, and have kept up the New Year's resolution of doing 15 minutes per day since the year began! Best of luck!

  3. Ooohh... I've had some great trips to Germany, I love the contrast between the cities and countryside. I did German at school, if I find any old books I'll send them your way!

    Ciao Bexando! Well done with the resolution! I'm hoping my new enthusiasm will mean I won't have to lie about how long I've been learning when I next go to Italy, unlike last time!