One of my favorite projects of the year has come to an end and I have mixed feelings about it.
On one hand, I am super happy because it has been a blast this year and this made me really proud. On the other hand, though, I am quite sad as it was really nice to go on Instagram daily, choose a picture, share it and wait for the response. Well, you have no idea what I am talking about? Let me explain you, then!
As you may know if you have been following this blog for a while, every year I take part in #the100DayProject on Instagram. Such project has been launched by the amazing artist Elle Luna a few years ago and I have been so lucky as to participate in the last three editions.
The project is very simple: you have to pick a topic and share 100 pictures about it, one per day, for three months or so. I fell in love with the project as soon as I found out about it and I thought it was perfect as a language learning tool, giving me the opportunity of sharing a little daily lesson or exercise in a creative and fun way.
Two years ago, I chose Italian words as my topic, took pictures of lots of things around me and started sharing them on a daily basis. The project was called 100 Days of Italian Words: you can find a collection of all the pictures by searching the hashtag #100DaysofItalianwords on Instagram or simply checking the board for the project I created on Pinterest.
The project was quite a success, so I decided to do it again last year, focusing on Italian verbs. It was more challenging that time, as photographing actions can be pretty difficult – especially if you are not a photographer or have very little talent for photography – but it was incredibly funny. Last year’s project was called 100 Days of Italian Verbs and once again you can find it by looking for the hashtag #100daysofItalianverbs on Instagram or checking its board on Pinterest.
And here we come to this year. The topic I chose for this year’s project was Italian questions but taking pictures was totally out of the question – I am so funny, I know – so I decided to go for simple Canva illustrations. It was less creative but definitely more useful: questions were clear and easy to understand since I could also add the English translation. Of all three projects, this one was definitely the most successful one and I am really happy! I hope it is not just entertaining but also useful for future reference to your guys studying Italian. As for the others, look for the hashtag #100DaysofItalianQuestions on Instagram or check the project board on Pinterest.
I truly hope you’ll find all this material interesting and find ways to use it for your language learning purposes.
But now it’s time to play!
As I do every year, to say thank you for all the love and enthusiasm you poured on the project, I decided to host a giveaway: winners will get Be Italian For A Month, my 30-day virtual journey throughout Italian culture and way of life, one email a day.
Shall we play, then?
If you want to participate, the rules are the following:
1. follow my Instagram profile
2. repost the photo below on your own profile
3. tag it with the #iwanttobeitalianforamonth_2017 hashtag
4. add a comment under your picture telling me why you want to be Italian for a month.