In level 4, we have been making our way through our review before we tackle the new material that will wrap up their Italian studies at Nipmuc. To make sure students are prepared for college Italian courses (a girl can hope), traveling or studying abroad in Italia (there I go again with my hopes and … More Level 4 is looking for love…in Italiano!
In level 1, we have been learning our numbers, how to pronounce them and how to use them. To practice them, and pull together different aspects of what we have been learning, students produced a video of objects around nipmuc. In this activity, students had to find the correct italian word (which are some of … More Nipmuc by numbers
In level 1, we are starting to learn how to express ourselves in Italian. We learned different greetings this week, so we did a few different speaking projects to practice introducing ourselves and asking each other questions. It is so exciting to hear these new Italian students expressing themselves and using the language as much … More Introducing ourselves in Italian
This year in level 4, I am trying something new to get my students comfortable speaking Italian. It is always a struggle to get students speaking, and to make sure I use Italian as much as possible. So this year I decided to make a day during the cycle (day 4) that we just talk … More Caffè Signorina is now APERTO!!
Welcome to the last week of level 1. We have been working hard to get ready for our final exam which is cumulative of everything we have learned all year. To review, students completed a video on the app Recap, which allows students to answer questions verbally and practice their pronunciation. Once the review was … More Level 1 Final Exam
Italian 1 classes have just finished learning how to express the weather in the target language. As anyone in New England knows, being able to chit-chat about the weather is a very important part of everyday language skills. Just think about how often we talk about it, especially since our weather is always unpredictable. So … More Italian weather reports
During the month of January, level 1 students were focusing on learning clothing vocabulary. For a culminating activity before our test, students worked in groups to create a fashion show for each season. Using the green screen, students were able to transport themselves to different climates so they show off their different outfits. This project … More Fashion Show Videos
For the second year, we have changed the way that we test in Italian class. Focusing more on actually speaking the language, it made sense to alter how we test as well. For levels 1 and 2, students were given 20 questions that they are able to answer after the word done all term. They … More Oral Midterm Exams – Faccia a faccia
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. … More Describing daily routines with Reflexive Verbs
Level 4 has had a busy few weeks learning about the Italian-American heritage and immigration stories throughout history. We learned many different things about how Italian-Americans adapted to their new life and why they abandoned their own country. As we looked at this, we also spoke about our own families and who came to this … More Immigration