Teaching online is becoming an increasingly popular career choice, and for good reason too. The demand in education for teachers and tutors with great digital skills is more important now than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has really placed further emphasis on this need, but we’ve known for a long time that in a world where the internet has dictated how we access information, how we stay in touch with family and friends, and carry out day to day tasks, digital skills are the future.
There are many words in Italian that seem (apparently) completely identical, but actually have slightly or cmpletely different meanings. In this lesson I will try to explain them to you once and for all, so that you won’t mix them up ever again.
The first thing most of the people trying to learn a new language would do, is equipping themselves with a grammar book and a dictionary and start studying dozens of rules and hundreds of words and sentences. However, communicating is not just a matter of grammar and vocabulary. There are many other elements that come into play all at the same time during an act of communication, so we decided to reintroduce the imitation technique: the strategy that helped millions of people in the world learning foreign languages!
This is the video you didn’t know you needed, but that will help you, once and for all, understanding the meaning of all those time-related expressions in Italian. I’m talking about those usually made of a preposition and a specific temporal reference, that could be days, months, years… For example: a 3 anni, per 3 anni, da 3 anni, di 3 anni, tra/fra 3 anni, in 3 anni, 3 anni fa, entro 3 anni, fino a 3 anni, da 3 a 5 anni, con 3 anni.
In this video we will talk about a subject that I’m sure will greatly help you in your daily use of Italian! Have you ever said something but the other guy gave you the stink eye or, even worse, straight up turned around and went away? Most likely, if those weren’t the expected reactions, the words you used were wrong, or inappropriate, or a bit impolite. In this video I will show you 7 sentences that you should not say in a conversation in Italian, so to not risk sounding impolite or rude. I will give you polite alternatives that you can freely use in any situation to replace each and every one of these sentences, so that nobody will give you the stink eye.