Are you looking for creative ways to learn Italian at Home?
Check out these resources!
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 guide you and keep you motivated!
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 one-time, weekly, or monthly chat sessions. $25 / half hour
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Join the “Matta” Leggiamo Italian Language Book Club!
What a NOVEL idea! Che idea fantastica! Practice your reading comprehension, auditory listening skills, and conversation abilities. The goal of the Matta Book Club is to have fun, laugh, and learn together!
Two Book Club Enrollment Options:
Option 1: Group Book Club Up to 5 People, Eight Week Course, 1-hour Weekly Meetings. Price $200
Option 2: Personalized Individual Book Club, Eight Week Course, 1-hour Weekly Meetings. Price $400
Read the Dual-Language Blog
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 Italian speaking 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 interesting places in 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.” All books available on Amazon.
Follow Melissa on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram
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.
Follow the companion Pinterest page created as a pictorial companion to all three of her novels.
Check out Melissa’s Tips & Resources to Learn
On the Matta Tips & Resources page, there are loads of ideas and learning resources that are available to Italian students to keep their language skills thriving.
On the Matta Blog, Melissa helps you Learn Better by frequently posting motivational pieces to keep your language learning motors to learn Italian super-charged.
You don’t have to live in Italy to learn the language. It is possible to create an Immersion program at home. She’s living proof! She went from “0 to fluent” using theses tips as my roadmap to fluency.