There is one topic that is always present in every lesson: food! It’s inevitable, Italian language and Italian cuisine are closely related. Italian food consists of a variety of different regional dishes and various culinary traditions. In the same way, Italian language has a multitude of local dialects that are nothing like the so-called standard Italian.
Bonacci Editore probably agrees with me! Their book “Buon Appetito! Tra lingua italiana e cucina regionale” allowed me to teach Italian through regional recipes. I use the units in the book as they are or I adapt them to the needs of my students. I, myself, learned a few new regional recipes by using this book! It is fascinating to see how a recipe can grip the attention of students and be so versatile in teaching grammar and vocabulary. Definitely one of my favourite books!
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The very first thing you will need to study Italian is a good old dictionary. It may sound very “school-like” but a dictionary surely has an answer to your linguistic questions. There are also free online dictionaries, extremely helpful and accessible. Among language professionals, the most used one is Wordreference.com. This resource is targeted mainly to English speakers as it has a fully developed English-Italian bilingual dictionary.
Then you need to consider whether you want to self-study Italian or if you prefer the help of a tutor. There are several options for you available and several things to consider. How fast do you want to learn? Will you be disciplined enough to pursue your studies alone or you need someone to keep you motivated? Are you exposed to the Italian language, i.e. you have friends and family that can speak Italian to you? You can also combine the help of a tutor with some self-study.
In any case, you can book a free consultation and we decide together the best path for you!