I spent an enjoyable and instructive Sunday afternoon in July 2014 at an Italian conversation class with Jane and her Italian colleague, Cristina. With only 4 students and 2 teachers, each of us had plenty of opportunity to speak Italian. There was a programme for the day so we could prepare for the conversation beforehand, and we covered many different subjects, such as politics, food and sport. Both teachers were excellent, and supplemented each other perfectly. It was a brilliant afternoon. I had fun. I learnt a lot and, most importantly, gained confidence in speaking Italian. Thank you Jane and Cristina.
I went to a 3 hour Italian conversation class held on a Sunday in March . We were 5 students and the teacher, Jane. Jane had organised the session expertly and time simply flew by while we were speaking and learning Italian. It was very enjoyable experience from which I benefited hugely. Thank you Jane.
I am studying Italian with Jane and attend regular lessons in a small group of students. Jane offered an opportunity to attend 3 hours conversation and 5 students chose to take part inÂ this special morning. Although I was the person with least experience of speaking in Italian I gained much from both listening and taking part in the different and interesting subjects Jane had chosen for us. She enabled us all to feel at ease and be able to have a go at speaking and I will certainly choose to take part again if the opportunity arises.
Jane and Cristina, her Italian colleague had prepared an excellent afternoon’s discussion group where we talked about Italian politics/Italian proverbs connected to food followed on by exchanging recipes of our favourite foods and recollected special meals we had enjoyed in Italy. It was, as usual, a very informative and useful lesson.
Jane organised an Italian day on 20th May 2012. An excellent lunch of Italian food, prepared by Jane, was served. A small group of students is given the opportunity to chat informally in Italian about various topics. On this occasion Jane had invited a young woman to talk to us about her life in Sardinia. She was easy to understand and it was particularly helpful for me to be able to converse with an Italian. In addition, I learned a great deal about that part of Italy. These ‘days’ are a very useful addition to formal lessons.
If you are wishing to improve your Italian language, enjoy practising over an Italian lunch and converse with an ‘Italian guest speaker’ then La Giornata Italiana is for you. A wonderful day for listening, learning, speaking Italian, we thoroughly enjoyed it.