The use of reflexive verbs in Italian is a little different than in English. Instead of just saying “myself”, in Italian you need to add a reflexive pronoun. Another difference is that some verbs that are reflexive in Italian may not be reflexive in English, so that is always a hard concept for our students.
To help level 2 students learn how to use the verbs correctly, students all prepared a video of their daily routine. Many reflexive verbs are ones that we do to ourselves every day: svegliarsi = to wake up, alzarsi = to get up etc.
Below are a few examples of student videos. I always enjoy seeing how the students portray themselves in these videos. This year, we had some original ones: one student did it from his point of view, so he isn’t actually in the video, which was a neat take on the video; and another student drew pictures of herself and then used those in the video. Their creativity never ceases to amaze me!
Hope you enjoy!