Are you looking for creative ways to learn Italian at Home?
Learning a language takes practice! We can’t all live in Italy all year round but, I believe it is possible to create an atmosphere of Italian immersion right in the comfort of your own home. To keep you moving forward and improving your Italian, the Matta Blog has lots of resources to practice reading, writing, audio, and conversation skills.
Melissa is here to help keep you motivated
AND find ways of immersing in Italian at home
Check out these resources!
One-on-One Informal Conversation Practice with Melissa via Skype or Facetime
Looking for a language partner to practice your conversational skills? Melissa is available to chat with you in Italian to keep your language alive and well. 1/2 hour chat sessions are available for all levels of Italian language learners and can be scheduled via an easy sign-up calendar system. Payment is accepted via Paypal.
Sign up for a one-time, weekly or monthly chat sessions.
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Read the Dual-Language Blog
Every week, Melissa posts new articles in both Italian and English. Subscribing to the Matta Blog, you will learn about Italian culture, music, art and wine, and so many other fascinating current topics—as well as tips to learn the language. What could be more rewarding than reading a paragraph in Italian and having that “ah-ha!” moment when you realize your reading comprehension has improved simply by diving deeper into another Matta post! Melissa loves it when you leave a comment, too!
Melissa loves it when you leave a comment… it can be in English or Italian!
Watch the Matta YouTube Channel or Listen to the Matta Podcast
To improve her own Italians peaking skills, Melissa began the Matta Youtube Channel. It not only combines her love of the language but her passion for theater, drama, music, and art! Each Youtube video is followed up with a blog post so that you can follow along with Melissa by reading the text of the video in both Italian and English
Read Melissa’s Novel “Waking Isabella” translated into Italian
Melissa has written three novels set in Italy. “Dreaming Sophia,” “Waking Isabella,” and “Eternally Artemisia.” Take an armchair trip to Italy reading novels that intertwine a contemporary plot with that of a historical one. Learn more about Italian culture, visit towns and cities all over Italy, and become absorbed in the intriguing plots—all of which touch on a bit of Medici history. Now you can also practice your Italian by reading “Waking Isabella” that she recently translated into Italian — “Il risveglio di Isabella.”
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Follow Melissa on the Matta Facebook Page &
Keep your Italian alive with 280 characters a day. Send a tweet in Italian, follow along Melissa as she tweets interesting information about Italy, art, writing and language learning!
Follow Melissa on the Matta Facebook page, where she posts daily in Italian about current events, memes, and Italian learning tips. You can also join the Matta FB Conversation Group.
Check out Melissa’s Tips & Suggestions to Learn
These are things that la Matta does on a daily basis to practice talian language skills. Even if you don’t live in Italy, it is possible to create your own immersion program following these tips.
On this page are highlighted methods and learning resources that are available to Italian students to keep their language skills alive and well, as well as other language learning sites.