“Impara l’Italia” – Video Blog

A2 level  

Lesson 1 – “Di dove sei?” (Where are you from?)

Our teacher Alessio talks about football, Japanese monsters and typical products from around the world. With special guests! With subtitles!

WHAT WE LEARN: Grammar : adjectives to indicate nationality

Lesson 2 – La Pasta

Our teachers Alessio and Antonio tell us about different types of pasta.

WHAT WE LEARN: Grammar : Articles / the gender of the nouns. Vocabulary: types of pasta

Lesson 3 – “I Colori” (Colors)

Did you know that there’s much more to Pisa than the Leaning Tower? It is full of artistic treasures to be discovered!
In this video lesson our teacher Giada takes us around Pisa to learn about Keith Haring’s  Tuttomondo mural and teach us about colours.

WHAT WE LEARN: Vocabulary: the names of colours

Lesson 4 – “Di che colore è?” (What colour is it?)

Our teacher Giada takes us to a vineyard in the Tuscan countryside to talk about fruit (lesson made with DIY green screen and chroma key)

WHAT WE LEARN: Communication skills: asking about colours; Vocabulary: names of fruits.

Lesson 5 – “Io sono Giada” (I am Giada – TO BE)

Today we join our teacher Giada in her kitchen at home to talk about the verb TO BE with the help of two talented Italian singers: Eros Ramazzotti and Laura Pausini (lesson made with a webcam).
WHAT WE LEARN: Grammar: to BE (present tense); Personal Pronouns (Subject Pronouns)

Lesson 6 – “Io ho 25 anni” (I’m 25 years old – TO HAVE)

Our teacher Giada has many puppets and today she is presenting them to us. With the help of eight famous Italian singers (Eros Ramazzotti, Max Gazzè, Marco Mengoni, Gianluca Grignani, Laura Pausini, Ornella Vanoni and Malika Ayane) she explains to us the verb TO HAVE.
WHAT WE LEARN: Grammar: to HAVE (present tense); Vocabulary: parts of the face

Lesson 7 – “Quanto pesa?” (How much does it weight?)

How heavy is our teacher Alessio? We discover in this new video lesson, where we talk about units of measurement used in Italy for weight (grams, hectograms and kilograms) and about the first verb group (-ARE)
What we learn: Grammar: the first verb group; communication skills: asking the weight of something; Vocabulary: the unit of weight/mass in the Metric system.