Italian poetry with Arianna – Attesa

In this video I talk about a poem by Vincenzo Cardarelli, called Attesa. Here’s the text: Oggi che t’aspettavo non sei venuta. E la tua assenza so quel che mi dice, la tua assenza che tumultuava, nel vuoto che hai lasciato, come una stella. Dice che non vuoi amarmi. Quale un estivo temporale S’annuncia e […]

Italian poetry with Arianna – Ho sceso, dandoti il braccio, almeno un milione di scale

This is the first video in a series on Italian poems, in it I talk about the poem Ho sceso, dandoti il braccio, almeno un milione di scale, by Eugenio Montale. Here’s the text: Ho sceso, dandoti il braccio, almeno un milione di scale e ora che non ci sei è il vuoto ad ogni […]

Speak Italian with Arianna 13 – The family

In this tutorial I talk about the names for relatives (like mother, father, sister, brother etc.) in Italian. Hope you’ll enjoy, and please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials, and feel free to post comments and questions. Thanks for watching, […]

Speak Italian with Arianna 12 – The weather

  In this new tutorial I talk about how to describe the weather in Italian. Hope you’ll enjoy, and please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials, and feel free to post comments and questions. Thanks for watching, ciao ciao!

4 main problems to deal with when studying a language

Being interested in languages – and also as a teacher of my mother tongue, Italian – I decided to write about some difficulties you can encounter when you set off to study a language. Much of what I write is  based on my personal experience, both as a teacher and as a student, having learned […]

Speak Italian with Arianna 11 – Pronunciation

In this tutorial I talk about how to pronounce the letters c and g, which have two ways to sound, and the letter groups gli, gn and sc. Hope you’ll enjoy, and please give a thumb up to the video if you like it, or subscribe to my channel if you like my tutorials and […]