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Dual-Language Books

If you need a break from flashcards or grammar drills, try reading a short story in a dual-language book. Dual-language books are a fun way to improve your Italian that give you a glimpse into Italian culture and history. Dual-language books provide the Italian text on one page with the English translation on the opposite page. With dual-language short stories, you see the vocabulary you have been studying in context, and you can better understand the nuances of the Italian…

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Read Italian to Your Baby: Cucu’ Mio Piccolino and Io Sono Piccola?

My wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child at any moment. One of the activities I look forward to most is reading to her. I was aware of the many benefits of reading to infants, but I was not aware how important it is to expose infants to different languages. According to an article from The Telegraph, babies who hear foreign speech pick up languages faster because they retain the ability to recognize sounds from the languages…

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Adriano, Il Cane di Pompei (Hadrian, the Dog of Pompeii)

Reading dual-language children’s books is a great way to expose your child to Italian and improve your vocabulary. My daughter and I are enjoying the book Adriano, Il Cane di Pompei (Hadrian, the Dog of Pompeii), written by Matthew Frederick and illustrated by Leo Latti. Adriano, Il Cane di Pompei is about a dog who lives in the ruins of Pompeii. Adriano enjoys his  life in Pompeii of running around the ruins with his friends and eating cose buone da…

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Swimming in the Deep: A Review of In altre parole (In Other Words)

If you’ve read my other post about dual-language short stories, you’ll know that one of my favorite ways to learn Italian is by reading books written in both English and Italian. So, when I discovered In altre parole (In Other Words) on a display table at Barnes & Noble®, mixed with other nonfiction books, I couldn’t pass it up. In altre parole is Jhumpa Lahiri’s memoir about her experience with Italian. She first fell in love with the language in…

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Welcome to Italian Your Way!

Welcome to Italian Your Way! Here you will learn about different programs, podcasts, books, and other tools to help you with your adventure in learning Italian. Everyone has a different learning style. My goal is to give you options so you can tailor your learning program to your style. I’ll tell you about approaches that have worked for me and strategies from language experts. Not sure where to start? If you can’t take a class or study abroad in Italy,…

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