Firstly, just to let you know, I had my first course many days ago and I am quite late to write my first article… Forgive me!
I am doing this partnership with Beatrice; she teaches me Italian while I teach her French. We already met us before since we are living each other in TOAS City.
Beatrice has already studied French before, and she is good, but she is not practicing a lot. As she has to pass an exam when she will come back home, she gave me what she will be supposed to know and I am gonna do my best to help her to success!
As I am concerned, I have never learnt Italian and start as beginner.
For our first meeting, we were really classic and met each other in our common kitchen; I have to admit it was the easiest way for this first time.
In French, we worked the pronunciation; even if Beatrice speaks already French well, we discovered that she had some problems, specifically with the letters Q – U – R. We used a long time with this letters and managed them with different combinations. At the end, it was already really better!
In Italian, logically, to start, we worked about basics things; more precisely Beatrice taught me the alphabet and his pronunciation, the numbers and the verbs to be and to have in present. We finished our meeting with the learning of common expressions as “my names is..”, “I am X years old” and so on.
In one course, I really had the feeling to discover many many things about a completely unknown language, so it is good!