quote:Originally posted by Daniel Fulton:
I learned Italian the old fashioned way, with graduate student TAs who were actually surprisingly good instructors. When you come to Philly in January, you, me, and Futronic can practice our Italian together.
You guys will need to be gentle!! I have just learned now to say, "No, I don't want to eat something, but do want to drink something!" At least I'm learning some practical stuff!!
Parallele XLV - I hear you about "being there." I learned to speak Bahasa Indonesia (Malay for all intents and purposes) in the country, speaking with native speakers, and there is just no substitute. I learned more practical language in 6 months than I did studying French in school for many years.
Good idea about Alliance Francaise, as there is an Italian Cultural Society here in the area (actually it's about 3 miles from my office!) which offers classes and conversation. I'll give 'em a shout.