Who is up for a challenge?
This week’s blog post is a bit different from the others but, after the success of #tiregalounaparola, I have decided to incorporate more creative projects into this blog.
I love this kind of projects because they are a way to put your language skills into practice while having fun at the same time and I think this is the best way to learn a language and make it part of your life.
As I said for #tiregalounaparola, learning a language does not only mean studying it but mainly using it, making it a tool in your hands that you can use for your communication purposes.
I had been thinking about organizing a challenge for a while but I was struggling to find a theme. Many challenges focus on different aspects of language learning and are really fun but I wanted something more focused to help participants work hard and improve a specific language skill.
After brainstorming ideas, I decided to focus on writing for a few reasons: 1) writing assignments are great to memorize words and structures and make them stick into your mind, 2) students do not focus a lot on writing when they study on their own and 3) it’s a excuse to buy a nice notebook, which is always fun!
But now let me tell you how this Italian writing practice challenge works.
The challenge will begin on February 1st and end on the 29th, so there will be 29 prompts to help you practice your Italian writing skills on a daily basis.
I will be publishing the daily prompt on Instagram, as I always do with creative projects, but I am also writing all of them here. It will ruin the surprise a little but will be definitely helpful for you to plan in advance and make better use of the (little) time you have.
Even if you already know the prompt of the day, I highly recommend you to follow the project on Instagram because I will be there daily to share ideas and tips to help you with the daily assignment. Needless to say, all prompts are in Italian!
So, here are the prompts for your February #italianwritingchallenge:[To make things easier for you, I have created a pdf file of the challenge instructions, so that you can download and keep it].
Well, I hope you will find this challenge interesting and useful. One month is long, I know – even if February is a bit shorter 🙂 – but I have added something special to this challenge to avoid you losing focus.
I have created a special email address so that you can send me your daily assignments. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org: the people who send me all their daily tasks at this address will receive a nice surprise.
I won’t tell you what it is now to keep you curious and motivated, so that you will work on your challenge steadily and with motivation, let me just tell you that it will be a gift!