The A1/A2 classes of Italian language and culture that I have taught at IHS were focused on functional, morphosyntactic, lexical, cultural and phonological aspects. My students and I have worked on all the four basic language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing); a special effort has been put to develop and boost up their interactive skills, so very important for their everyday life in Italy as well as for their studies and professional goals.
Our classes have taken place both inside and outside the school: besides the lessons in the classroom, we had the chance to carry out some educational and cultural activities outdoor, visiting some iconic places of Rome as well as some spots a bit off the beaten track. This special combination of formal and informal learning was the perfect way to “put into practice” in real life what the students learnt in school week after week.
I am personally very satisfied of the work we have done together and of the whole experience, both from a professional and human point of view. The students were extremely motivated to learn the language and explore the Italian culture on so many levels. I could perceive their authentic and infectious enthusiasm at every class, which really amazed me. Hope their love for the Italian language and for Italy won’t stop growing!