[TI] Italian Language
Sharon R. Reif
sreif1956 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 28 17:34:25 EEST 2009
There is an Italian group that meets here in Oak Brook at the Panera Bread once each month. I saw an article about them in the Tribune. I have not met with them as of yet, but, just as your group, they speak Italian at all levels. My goal is to join them sometime in the future. Forcing myself to do this will make it easier to speak fluently, or at least enough to get by.
I have the Rosetta Stone Italian program, but have not picked it up for months. Too busy lately. However, I found it to be good for conversation. I also took a beginner course at the DuPage Community College a few years back. Don't really remember a lot since I did not keep it up, except for one phrase: I have the hunger of a wolf....Ho una fame da lupo. Gee, I wonder why I remembered that phrase????? Because I like to eat???
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Corso, PhD" <tcorso at lecom.edu>
To: terminiimerese at comunesofitaly.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 7:15:27 AM GMT -06:00 Central America
Subject: [TI] Italian Language
I have just joined an Italian language group here in Erie, PA. It is
really cool, a mix of native speakers and "wanabees" like myself get
together every week for an hour to drink coffee, have a sandwich and
speak Italian. I am now up to about a 12 word vocabulary and working
hard to improve that. (Although I am now starting to get pretty good at
translating the TI documents). My wife (who actually speaks fluent
French) just bought me an 8 disk/16 lesson set by Pimsler (sp?), on sale
for $10 at Boarders (list on the box was $50). Its pretty good (I'm up
to lesson 4 and can now introduce myself to a young Signorina at the
airport :)). Does anyone have experience with others? I want a set
that can be listened to in the car. That's the only time I am likely to
actually use the disks. I have tried other "immersion" methods in the
past such as Berliz back in the 80's and they didn't really work for me.
I need a set that has English "coaching" within the lessons.
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