Books in bites

An unconventional way to learn Italian in your spare time, at your own pace
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Who is this program for?

If practicing Italian more often feels more like a challenge than a pleasurable moment. If motivation and excitement seem like a distant memory and the daily routine takes over and suddenly you realize that the last time you practice Italian was on the previous calendar page…

I get you!

Learning a language when you have a busy life is not easy! This is why I have created Books in Bites, a monthly book club where you will gain confidence, motivation, and skills at your own pace.

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How it works

Every week an interesting and unconventional theme will be prompted.

  • Mondays you will have access to a reading prompt to set the tone and provide the theme + a question related to getting you started
  • Thursdays there will be a discussion prompt where we will share our own opinion on the topic + a vocabulary focussed activity

The fun doesn’t end here! 

  • Saturdays there is a bonus and interactive activity: BookTaboo – an interactive activity similar to charades (but with words!) where you will get to guess other participants’ words and vice versa!

The program will run every first of the month > Next program will be from July 1st to August 1st.

We will use FlipGrid as a platform to interact* (both available on computer and App) and since it’s a book club, you are highly encouraged to interact with other participants! This will not only make you feel more “in tune” with the practice but also will increase your speaking time throughout the week.

You can do this at your own pace: during a break, at breakfast, in your PJs before going to sleep… when you have time! 

 

* Don’t know FlipGrid? I made a short explanatory video here (1.5 minutes).

Perks

Remain Accountable

Due dates and a schedule are there + I am thrillingly waiting for your responses!

Be active

Feel more positive and confident knowing that you are actively learning

3 Skills in 1 Program

Italian vocabulary, reading, listening, and speaking practice throughout the week all in one!

Relax

Take the time you need to think about words and constructions you want to use.

Flexibility

Stop worrying about when you will have time to fit in your teacher’s schedule

Dedicated Feedback

Personalized and targeted feedback on your strengths and weaknesses (only with Plus and Pro Programs)

Pricing Choose Your Plan

Basic

$45/month

July Only: $35/month

Access to all material


Interactions with Club Members

Plus

$75/month

Access to all material


Interactions with Club Members


Personalized feedback for each entry

Pro

$120/month

Access to all material


Interactions with Club Members


Personalized feedback for each entry


4 x 30min 1:1 lessons with me

Pricing Choose Your Best Plan

Basic

$45/month

July Only: $35/month

Access to all material


Interactions with Club Members

Plus

$75/month

Access to all material


Interactions with Club Members


Personalized feedback for each entry

Pro

$120/month

Access to all material


Interactions with Club Members


Personalized feedback for each entry


4 x 30min 1:1 lessons with me

Testimonials

  • I love the feedback

    I loved the feedback on my recordings… Being able to replay the feedback and then re-listen to my recording, really makes it stick, more than when I get corrected in a live lesson. It’s a great method.

    Nancy B.
  • It's different than 1:1

    By reading at your own pace you can get a different feeling vs grasping general concepts in 1:1 lessons.

    Christopher S.
  • Keeps me on track

    I enjoyed the reading exercises, crosswords, etc. and I like the idea of structure because it “forces” me to do a specific thing by a specific date so I don’t fall behind.

    Douglas G.
  • What I need to improve my speaking

    As time when on, my comfort level increased and so I very much appreciated this forum. It is exactly what is necessary to improve my comfort with speaking.

    Nancy B.
  • At my own pace

    I loved having a space to test my confidence and skills.

    Robert M.

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