As previously noted, there will be no December meeting due to the busy holiday season. But get ready for January 2013!! Mamma Mia's -- don't forget that you can bring your own "adult beverage." 6pm, Wednesday, 23 January. Be there or be terminally square...
And now, in a shameless act of self-promotion, say hello to my little friend...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Susan Elizabeth Nus
LANGUAGE STUDENTS -- UNIQUE VOCABULARY COMPANION OFFERS NEW APPROACH TO BUILDING VOCABULARY AND FLUENCY OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE.
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VETERAN ITALIAN INSTRUCTOR SUSAN ELIZABETH NUS DEBUTS NEW BOOK ITALIAN FLUENCY.
Italian Fluency is written in a contemporary, easy style with an emphasis on humor. This is not your boring grammar book! Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced, this book is your shortcut to the language and will improve your Italian by a quantum leap.
The first portion of Italian Fluency provides the learner with an insight to language acquisition by way of the four modalities: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The book provides manifold ideas for increasing fluency through today's technology: websites, blogs, media and music.
The second portion of the book explores thousands of twin words (such as "interessante" and "interesting") that exist between Italian and English. These words, by virtue of their similarity, make picking up the language exponentially easier. These twin words, or "cognates," are broken down in an engaging, readable way, first through grammar, (in multiple lists of nouns, adjectives and verbs,) and through categories, (People, Food, Wine, Travel and Leisure, etc.) Italian Fluency helps you to unlock your language skills by showing you a multitude of words that you knew, but didn't know you knew!
The third portion of the book explores the thousand or so words that are essential for fluent speech, through a variety of proverbs, humorous quotes, laugh-out-loud zingers and vocabulary-rich sentences.
Susan Nus has a Master's in Italian Language and Literature from Catholic University and a Bachelor's in Spanish from GWU. She has taught Romance languages for 8 years, and has been privileged to live in Germany, Spain and Italy, including three regions of Italy.
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