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My thoughts on Italian language school

My personal feedback on Italian language schools, after studying in Siena, Firenze (Florence), Lucca and Verona: They are fun! I have been at four schools and they were all fairly similar in terms of having a set amount of time … Continue reading

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Sweetbull

Today we had an entertaining moment that caused us to bite our tongues for a minute or two. My l’insegnante, Enrico, was trying to explain the definition of ‘adatto’ to us today and we just weren’t getting it.  As there … Continue reading

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Padova (Padua to you Yanks!)

The school organized an outing to Padova on Sunday which I very much enjoyed. Padova is known for such things as being the setting of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, for having a University more than 800 years old … Continue reading

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Huey, Dewey, and Lui

In Italian “Lui” means “he” and is pronounced like “Louie”. Whenever I hear it or use “Lui” I just have to think of the name “Louie” which often leads to thinking about Donald Duck’s nephews! For example, “Did Marco give … Continue reading

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What a difference un altro giorno makes!

What a difference another day makes! Yesterday I was quite distressed!  I arrived at school to find out that we all had to take a test to determine if we should advance to the next level or repeat the level … Continue reading

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My personal austerity program

My European escapade (or escape?) has been quite eye-opening for me.  I have started to see quite a few things very differently and have learned a lot about myself in terms of what is important to me and what I … Continue reading

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La Spezia

After class today, Ann and I headed to La Spezia. I had heard it was a nice town but I must admit that I was a bit underwhelmed when we got there.  First, it was really quite large and has … Continue reading

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La scuola è finita!

School’s out forever!  Well, at least for the foreseeable future! My tally to date is 6 weeks of language school and I need a break!  It has been a lot of fun and the schools have all been a bit … Continue reading

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The Lucca language school

The school in Lucca is a bit unusual.  It focuses almost entirely on conversation and dialogue as opposed to grammar.  I am not quite sure what I think about it. When you first arrive at any school you are given … Continue reading

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My Florentine classmates

I must admit that I am not as interested in getting to know my classmates here in Firenze as I was in Siena. Largely because I am only here for the week. A quick idea of how things break down … Continue reading

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