June 26, 2008
I hope to be able to learn to understand and speak Italian. I believe the only way to learn a language is to be surrounded by it and learn it through sound. I have taken basic beginner classes and am ready to start conversing.
I am an Italian at heart since I grew up with a "big" Italian family in my neighborhood who did everything with Italian "passion." As far as I know I have no Italian blood, but I am always being asked if I am Italian because of the way I speak and look. I take this as a compliment.
I have taken only beginning classes in basic vocabulary and grammar. I really want to begin speaking the language.
Favorite films are:"La Vita Bella" and "Il Postino." Books: Photo books of Italy since I can't read the language that well yet. I love all Italian food and music, especially Pavarotti, of course. I have never been to Italy but will get there someday. Venice sounds interesting and Sicily as well.
I am a graduate student who wants to learn Italian because I truly love the language, the food, the people and everything else Italian.
Fun and hearing the language spoken and trying to respond. Good practice. Good food always.