Do you remember Pausa Caffè?
Back in February, I launched a challenge to help people overcome their fear of speaking Italian. It was called Pausa Caffè and it required participants to answer an Italian question a day for a month.
The challenge was a real success, so much so that I launched a new edition in April and another one is scheduled for the fall. Pausa Caffè was successful for various reasons but the main one was that it gave students the chance of saying something in Italian every day without spending too much time on it.
If you haven’t participated or don’t remember anything about it, let me briefly summarize how it worked. The challenge lasted one month and the students who participated received one video a day with a question they needed to answer, in either video or audio form.
The questions were easy and conversational, the same questions you’d get during a standard conversation with a friend or an acquaintance. Videos were really short (2-minutes maximum), which made them super easy to listen to and to reply to. Moreover, each student got feedback from me on every single reply they sent me.
As I said, participants really liked the challenge and some of them asked me if they could continue using this unique way to practice Italian conversation. They loved the fact that replying to my question somehow became a habit, incorporating the Italian practice into their daily lives.
And this request gave me the idea to create Italiano Mordi e Fuggi, which is a perfect solution to practice Italian and improve your speaking skills at your own pace.
Italiano Mordi e Fuggi is basically a 1-on-1 version of Pausa Caffè: the challenge started at the same time for all students and each student would get the same question, no matter their level, while with Italiano Mordi e Fuggi you can start whenever you want and get personalized questions based on your level and the topics you want to focus on – if any.
It is a perfect solution if you live a busy life and you simply cannot commit to meeting a language teacher for an hour every week, at the same time and day. But it is also great if you still do not feel confident enough to speak with a language partner for a long time. Also, it might be good if you have a language teacher but want to keep practicing while traveling or during a very busy period.
But let me tell you how Italiano Mordi e Fuggi works.
If you sign up for the program, you get a short video every day, four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). Each video is never more than 2-minutes long and contains a question you need to reply to, in either video or audio form. Then, you’ll get feedback from me on each of your replies.
I’ve decided to use the four-day schedule because it gives you time to catch up if you are having a busy week and are not able to reply to each video every day. And weekends are always free because I don’t want the program to become overwhelming. In fact, during the challenge, students found it a bit difficult to reply to the questions at the weekends, so I’ve decided to leave weekends free, to relax or to catch up with the questions of the week.
Italiano Mordi e Fuggi lasts one month but you can purchase it every month, if you want. Plus, there will be discounts if you buy multiple months in advance (send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this option).
When you sign up, you’ll get an email from me with all details about the program and we can decide together when to start and which topics we need to focus on, if you have specific requirements.
But why is the program called Italiano Mordi e Fuggi?
In Italian, mordi e fuggi is used to describe something that doesn’t last long, something quick and easy. For example, una vacanza mordi e fuggi is a very short holiday, one that doesn’t last for a very long time, a quick getaway. Mordi e fuggi, in particular, could be roughly translated in English as hit and run.
So I thought this could be a fun name for a program that wants to be easy, fun, and super quick, which gives you the chance to practice Italian every day without spending too much time on it, your quick daily getaway into the Italian language.
For more information and details about the program, you can check Italiano Mordi e Fuggi main page, I am sure you can find all you need there. If you have questions, you can leave a comment here below or simply send me an email at email@example.com.
I like the idea of this. May ask how much the cost is in euros please.
it depends on the daily exchange rate. Today it is more or less 67 euros.