Online Italian Teaching Methods with Parola School
Parola’s Flexible and Versatile Digital Italian Language Courses
Thanks to our expert native Italian tutors, our online Italian courses are engaging and resourceful to improve students’ conversation skills pleasantly and effectively.
Through a proper methodology, Parola’s distance Italian language courses offer an excellent opportunity to learn Italian grammar and improve spoken Italian with visible results.
Our mother tongue teachers have experience with distance Italian teaching. They use all the online tools and Internet sources to create a stimulating digital environment for Parola’s students.
You can understand how they usually organize and give online Italian lessons from their homes by reading how their lessons take place daily.
How Are Our Online Italian Courses Developed?
Our native Italian language teachers have their own specific and personal methodology to teach in Parola’s online Italian courses.
Above all, our digital lessons are lighter and more versatile than the on-site ones. However, Parola school tries to render them equally effective from the educational point of view.
Here are some testimonials of the online teaching methods of Parola’s teachers:
At the intermediate level, I start my lesson by asking how they are and if they have anything to tell me about their day. If they have recently cooked something special, watched a movie, or read something special.
Homework is then corrected, and new topics are introduced with examples to analyze and understand the rule. If I have given material to read, we start by talking about new things, and then I allow them to provide examples.
It ends with a fun language game that is usually lexical, where I take advantage of taking and showing or describing household objects.
Then, every time I change according to the students I have in front of me, each class has its characteristics. For example, unexpected lessons occur on idioms or compare the traditions and habits of their own country. Therefore, eventually, that revolutionizes the teaching schedule.
In conclusion, my digital lesson is a work in progress, and I always try to stimulate students’ language interaction.
Online Italian Language Students Get to Know Each Other Better
Our teachers conduct their online Italian courses in small groups (no more than 5 students).
They combine grammar with Italian conversation to yield conversation and vocabulary improvement. Classes have a shorter duration for a better student’s attentiveness: Parola’s digital group lessons last 1 hour and 30 minutes.
At the beginning of the online Italian course, our expert tutors ask students to get to know each other by introducing themselves. Then, they ask students to be mutually interactive to render lessons more and more engaging.
In conclusion, our native Italian teachers try to push online course participants to face all the distance Italian lessons’ playful aspects. They start to deal with the grammar rules with a less stressful approach during the exercises and create a digital environment that helps Italian learning:
I tend to start in a very relaxed manner. I usually start with some conversation: about how they spend their days, what they have done and what they will do; we exchange ideas on how to pass the time, and we make suggestions on which video to watch on YouTube for gymnastics, for example, or each one tries the video suggested by the other students (a kind of challenge).
Then we move on to grammar, correcting the exercises, and tackling new topics. I also send alternative activities with WhatsApp or by email.
For example, for Easter, I have proposed that each of them draw an Easter egg to wish him Happy Easter; then, we would have voted the most beautiful and particular.
I also like to entrust them with projects to do together, outside the lesson, when the class can afford it, and of course, if our Italian language students have the time and the desire to do it.
Enjoyable and Engaging Language Games to Learn Italian Online
Learning Italian online implies a methodology full of digital tools and language games, which are especially focused on the expansion of the Italian language vocabulary.
These learning elements are essential and enjoyable for online Italian students:
I usually start the lesson by asking about them, their days, and films or programs they have recently seen. And eventually, we always end up talking about food :-).
After correcting our homework, I also try to do some vocabulary, comprehension, and written production exercises (which they then send me by email).
Sometimes I try to animate the lessons by doing small language games in which you have to guess a word or in which students have to give advice. Or ask them to talk about something related to their country: cultural, social, linguistic, and gastronomic differences compared to Italy; national holidays and specific social aspects.
In general, I try to alternate conversation and grammar and make students use the tenses we are studying. The basic idea is to make all our diverse students know each other, although belonging to different countries and cultures.
I find out that they enjoy it, while they share the passion for the Italian language and the desire to learn it.
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For further information on Parola’s online Italian courses and our distance teaching methodology, call us at +39 055 242182 or write to email@example.com.