Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ciao a tutti! That means: Hey Everybody!

My Italian is getting better. My fluency in Spanish is making it much easier to learn, but it’s not that easy. I’m so glad I understand most of what’s spoken to me, but learning to respond correctly is another thing all together!

I’ve been using Berlitz, which is very similar to Rosetta Stone (but not nearly as expensive - and this girl's on a budget!). I’m also planning to go to the Italian Meet Up group here in Washington DC to practice what I’ve learned so far. I’m a little nervous about that part, but I really want to be sure I’ve got some of this down before I show up in Florence in August.

I saw this in the window of Paper Source in Georgetown. It felt like a sign - so I snapped a pic!

Pray for my ability to speak the language and to be diligent with my self guided lessons. I just started my 3rd audio CD – which means I’ve completed 11 lessons already in about 5 weeks. I do them while I’m in the car, and I think they’re really working!

Anyone have any great ideas for helping the language lessons stick? Any native Italians who want to help me practice in Washington DC?

Ciao! (Ciao is for hello and goodbye ;) )


  1. Ciao Ciao Nina bella! My fiance's mom actually belongs to an Italian group where they get together and practice. I am moving this week (soooo excited btw) and I want to try it with her. You should totally come with me! I will find out when it is and all the details and I will let you know. I love the blog!

  2. Leslie! That's so cool. I would love to come with you! Sounds great :)
    oh and if you think my blog is cool - then it must be cool. I'm having so much fun with it. Posting new things is a little addicting ;)