Online Teaching Methods of Italian at Parola School

Parola’s Flexible And Versatile Online Italian Courses

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 excellent results.

In this respect, our native teachers have gained experience with online Italian teaching. By reading how their lessons take place daily in the following paragraphs, one can understand how they usually organize and give online Italian lessons from their homes in Florence.

How Our Online Italian Courses Are Developed

All our Italian language teachers have their own specific and personal methodology to teach in Parola’s online Italian courses, which tends to make lessons lighter and more versatile than those on-site but equally effective from the didactic point of view.

Here are some testimonials of the distance teaching methods of Parola’s native teachers:

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 it happens to compare the traditions and habits of their country that revolutionize the didactic schedule.

Ilaria

Italian language teacher, Parola school

Online Italian Language Students Get to Know Each Other Better

Our teachers hold their online Italian courses in small groups (5 students) and combine grammar with Italian conversation: group lessons last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

At the beginning of the online course, they 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. And it does work: according to many online students.

In short, our language tutors try to push the distance course participants to face all the playful aspects of the online Italian lesson to start to deal with the grammar rules with a less stressful approach during the exercises, and create an atmosphere that helps Italian learning:

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.

Francesca

Italian language teacher, Parola school

Enjoyable And Engaging Language Games to Learn Italian Online

Learning Italian online implies a methodology full of games and language choices, which are focused on the expansion of the Italian language vocabulary: an essential aspect for the online student:

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. And they enjoy it, while they share the passion for the Italian language and the desire to learn it.

Annarita

Italian language teacher, Parola school

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For more information on Parola’s online Italian courses and our remote teaching methodology, call us on +39 055 242182 or write to info@parola.it.