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Books from Italy

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

I have found that as my language skills continue to improve that I read more and more books. That’s partly because it doesn’t take as long to read them. It used to be a bit of drudgery because I was looking up so many words or phrases and making notes that it would take a […]

TV in Bologna

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Whenever I’ve been here I’ve watched some TV. I rarely do so at home because not only do I dislike most of the programming but I absolutely hate all of the commercials on broadcast TV. Here I watch it to try to improve my Italian and at least the commercials are often easier to understand […]

Back to High School (Torno al liceo)

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Last spring when I was here in Bologna I met a high school teacher, Antonio, who teaches English and business. I was interested in additional volunteer activities but at that time nothing came together to do something at the high school. This fall, however, I did go there 4 times to be the native speaker […]

Night at the Palazzo (Una notte al Palazzo)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Trekking Urbano is a program offered by the city of Bologna which gives guided tours to discover more about the city. This year there was one trek that I thought would be particularly interesting: a visit to the palazzo which is the center of the city government. The building is quite large. The original part […]