I’ve just started a blog in Italian: Ingliano – which is basically an attempt to teach myself how to write in Italian – something which I’m not too good at. So, seeing as the best way to improve your writing, IMHO, is to write, then that is just what I’m doing. There is no theme, so my entries will be pretty much about anything and everything, although they will not be quite as long as the entries in this blog have been on occaision. Writing can be difficult enough and I’ve seen some pretty ropey examples of the way that some English people can write, but writing in another language is yet more difficult, or so I reckon. But, I quite like writing, so I’ll give it a go. It should help with the re-facing of my website too, which is going to be primarily in Italian – seeing as it is aimed at Italians trying to get to grips with my first language. The experience should also help me to gain more of an idea of the trials and tribulations that Italians go through whilst attempting to write in Inglish too – which should make my teaching of the subject more effective. Well, that’s the theory, but only time and practice will tell.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
Over and out from Milan for this evening.