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Need help with your Italian? / Re: Sulmona Language Exchange
« Last post by Tartufa on Today at 11:24:48 AM »
Bumping this one up.  A reminder for this Friday's Language Exchange. If you haven't been to Sulmona yet then this might be a good excuse to combine a trip here with an opportunity to practise your speaking & make new friends. 
Need help with your Italian? / Re: Sulmona Language Exchange
« Last post by Vignaverde on September 11, 2018, 10:35:11 AM »
Good luck Tartufa  :)
Need help with your Italian? / Sulmona Language Exchange
« Last post by Tartufa on September 09, 2018, 08:05:43 AM »
After much deliberation, and bit of nagging, we have finally decided to start a language exchange in Sulmona. All are welcome. The first Friday of the month from 10.30 - 12.00 at Gran Caffè Letterario in Piazza XX Settembre. Each event will be published via Facebook so you'll need to keep in touch for any changes of date / time / venue.  Hope to see some of you there.
Need help with your Italian? / Free Italian lessons
« Last post by levissima on July 02, 2018, 05:55:03 PM »
Need help with your Italian? / Summer Italian Courses in Sulmona
« Last post by Tartufa on December 20, 2017, 09:13:37 AM »
Why not join one of our Italian classes and learn the language in the target country!

If you have a home here in the Valle Peligna area, or if you are visiting and you want to be able to understand and use everyday language, come to Italian classes. Your teacher Paola Fraioli is a native Italian speaker who has more than twenty years experience teaching Italian to adults:

  • Brush up your conversation skills
    Increase your vocabulary and gain confidence in your everyday conversation
    Learn about the culture of Italy
    Meet people like you who have an interest in the Italian language and culture

Monday July 16th to Friday July 23rd 9.00am - 12.00pm Beginners / pre-intermediate

Monday July 30th to August 6th 9.00am - 12.00pm

Maximum five students per class where you can learn at your own speed.

Price : €180 euro per week  per person (minimum three students)
€30 deposit per student payable at time of booking with the balance due at the start of the course.

If you need different dates or a different level, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Classes will take place in our classroom in the centre of Sulmona in Via Antonio Gramsci.

Book by emailing Paola at
Need help with your Italian? / Re: Bit of fun
« Last post by Cesare Rinato on October 11, 2017, 03:08:42 PM »
A bit tricky. I was particularly perplexed by the question "What is the Italian word for Pasta"
Need help with your Italian? / Bit of fun
« Last post by levissima on October 09, 2017, 11:41:55 AM »
Need help with your Italian? / Re: How to improve your language skills
« Last post by Orbito on December 15, 2016, 06:25:35 PM »
Great list, Levi!

"Firma qui, qua, sangue " LOL love it, sounds like every trip to the bank for me.

Also had "non è possibile" quite a few times with my comune and the Questura, and I've been here less than a year :D
Need help with your Italian? / Re: How to improve your language skills
« Last post by Shebar on December 15, 2016, 02:58:29 PM »
Nothing is ever simple here is it? 

However, dealing with local government has to be the worst possible experience.  It seems that the last thing that our local public servants want to do is to actually serve the public...extraordinary.
Need help with your Italian? / How to improve your language skills
« Last post by levissima on December 15, 2016, 02:30:42 PM »
Having already mastered the language needed to argue with the Guardian Di Finanza I have embarked on a new and rather steep,learning curve.

In order to appreciate the full nuances of the language you need to be registered as resident in one  Comune but living in another and wanting to get your rubbish collected. Try to ensure that each Comune has its own way of doing things, forms which are unique only to themselves and on no account must they speak to each other.

You will learn the appropriate use of words like

Modelo numero???
Compila questo modulo
Firma qui, qua, sangue
è tutto sbagliato.
Non è possibile
Torna la prossima settimana
Strainiero pazzo!
Va fanculo!

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