Online Italian Teaching Methods with Parola School

Parola’s Flexible and Versatile Virtual Italian Language Courses

Thanks to our expert native Italian teachers, our online Italian courses are engaging and resourceful so as to effectively improve students’ conversation skills. 

Through a proper methodology, our virtual Italian language courses offer an excellent opportunity to learn Italian grammar and improve spoken Italian skills with visible results.

Our mother tongue teachers are experienced with distance Italian teaching. They use all the online tools and Internet resources to create a stimulating virtual environment for Parola’s Italian language students.

How are our Online Italian Courses Developed?

Our native Italian language teachers use a specific, personalised methodology during their online Italian courses.

Above all, Parola’s virtual lessons are less intense and more versatile than our on-site courses. Nevertheless, Parola school ensures these lessons are equally effective from an educational standpoint.

Here are some testimonials of the online teaching methods of Parola’s Italian teachers:

At 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, each lesson is changed according to the students I have in front of me as every class has its own characteristics. For example, unexpected lessons occur on idioms or compare the traditions and habits of their own country. Therefore, that restructures the teaching schedule.

In conclusion, my Italian lesson online is a work in progress, and I always try to stimulate students’ language interaction.

Ilaria

Italian language teacher, Parola school

Online Italian course with happy students with Parola

Italian Language Students Begin to Get to Know Each Other

Our teachers conduct their online Italian courses in small groups (no more than 5 students).

They combine grammar with Italian conversation to yield vocabulary development and improve general language skills. Classes have a shorter duration to ensure greater student engagement: as a matter of fact, Parola’s virtual group lessons last 1 hour and 30 minutes.

At the beginning of an online Italian course, our experienced teachers ask students to get to know each other by introducing themselves. Then, they ask students to be mutually interactive so that lessons may be more diverting and constructive for everyone.

In conclusion, our native Italian teachers try to push online course participants to take part in  all of the virtual Italian lessons’ playful aspects. They endeavour to teach grammar rules through a less stressful approach during the language exercises and create a classroom environment that aids in 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, and each student tries the video suggested by the other (as a kind of challenge).

Then we move on to grammar, correcting the exercises, and tackling new topics. I also send alternative or extra activities through WhatsApp or by email.

For example, for Easter, I have proposed that each of them draw an Easter egg to wish them a Happy Easter; then, in the next lesson, we will vote whose egg is the most creative and beautiful.

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 digital tools, resources and language games, which are specifically focused on the expansion of the Italian language vocabulary.

These elements of learning are both 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 as always, we eventually end up talking about food :-).

After correcting the homework, I also try to do some vocabulary, comprehension, and written production exercises (which they then send me by email).

Sometimes I try to liven up the lessons by doing small language games in which you have to guess a word or students have to give advice on a particular subject. Alternatively, I ask them to talk about something related to their country: cultural, social, linguistic, or gastronomic differences compared to Italy; national holidays or 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 of students get to know each other, despite their coming from different countries and cultures.

I find they enjoy these activities, all while sharing a passion for the Italian language and a desire to learn it.

Annarita

Italian language teacher, Parola school

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For further information on Parola’s online Italian courses and our virtual teaching methodology, call us at +39 055 242182, send us a message on WhatsApp at +39 328 8997420 or write to info@parola.it.