The story behind Read and Learn Italian

The story behind Read & Learn Italian

The power of stories when learning a language

read-in-itaThe story behind learning Italian Hub: a woman reading a book.
Read and Learn Italian

My name is Costanza. I was born and raised in Venice, grew up in a house full of books, and where Christmas gifts consisted of mainly books.

I lived in various countries and cities around the world. Arriving in Canada, I had the opportunity to take an English Language Academic Course. The study program included, among other things, the reading of a novel. My classmates and I were at an intermediate level and aspired to the much-sought advanced level. I remember what our teacher kept telling us: read, read, read.

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Shortly after, one of my Italian students suggested to read with me a novel he had bought in Italy on his latest trip. I created learning material to guide him in his reading. This was the starting point for further research, in-depth study, and interest in teaching Italian through authentic material such as books.

This site is the result of my studies, teaching, and lived experiences. 

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I am a native Italian speaker from the marvelous city of Venice. I love learning languages, discovering different cultures and traveling. I am passionate about sharing knowledge and culture, especially about my areas of expertise: Italian literature, history, cinema, from the past to the contemporary years. I speak Italian, French and English.

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