Hello I’m Yvonne, an American living in the beautiful state of Vermont. I started using Coffee Break Italian at the end of January 2018, prompted by an upcoming trip to Italy in May. I travelled to a small town where 4 generations of my great grandfathers lived and died and I wanted to be able to communicate with people in the town to hopefully find out more about my family.
I had tried to learn French while in high school, but never put it to use. When I decided to try to learn Italian I attempted many avenues. The first was a local class held at a college, unfortunately it proved too advanced for me. I then tried various apps like Duolingo. They helped you learn words, but not understand how the language works. It wasn’t until I started using Coffee Break Italian did I truly start to understand.
I found investing in the video versions very helpful, the ability to see and hear the words made a big difference for me.
I would love to speak Italian in Corato, Italy with any potential relative.
I listen to Coffee Break Italian while walking on the treadmill ,then practising some of the phrases or words I’ve learned that day, keeping a log of phrases I might need to use when traveling.
Quick Fire Round
- Your favourite language: Italian
- Your favourite word or phrase in the language: vino
- Do you have a favourite film, TV show, book or singer in the language? Pane e Tulipani
- Your favourite destination to practise your language: Italy
Please finish off with a message to your fellow members of the Coffee Break community and the Coffee Break Team.