Italian

Italia in isolamento: musica e comunita`

“La musica fa respirare-music makes you breathe” (Alda Merini) This week we have been looking at the importance of musica, comunita`, famiglia and being insieme (together). We’ve explored how the Italian people used music as a tremendous source of support and reassurance during their first period of isolamento. From their balconies Italians sang, played instruments, …

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#la vita in cucina!

Buongiorno a tutti! This week students have engaged in a reflection of their term’s Italian learning. Students have indicated that they have enjoyed their explorations of Italian food, culture, and associated language and have particularly relished the opportunity to have agency in their learning, choosing ways in which to present their discoveries and growth. We’ve …

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#io resto a casa…la vita in cucina

Buongiorno a tutti! We have been continuing to investigate la vita in cucina, (consolidating our capacity to express likes, dislikes and preferences), and to explore related Italian language and culture.In addition to their Seesaw responses, it’s been wonderful to see so many students participating in the weekly Italian webex workshops….there we get to reconnect online …

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#io resto a casa…in cucina: gli aggettivi!

Ciao a tutti! The last two weeks has seen the sharing of some very creative, delicious and heart warming Italian learning as students have ventured into their cucina to explore, taste and make bruschetta and macedonia di frutta! (fruit salad). These learning experiences have been a wonderful demonstration of collaborative learning and indeed it was …

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Pasta e plurali!

The last two weeks have seen the students engage in an exploration of Italian food culture and its connection to their lives at home. They’ve scoured the pantry for different types of pasta, looked at the meanings behind some of the names, and are beginning to learn the names of sughi (sauces) and ingredienti (ingredients). …

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