Survival Italian Survival Italian


Every Wednesday • 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. • Room 21

June 7, 14, 21, 28 • July 5, 12, 19, 26 • August 2, 9

Come and learn to speak Italian and work with a teacher who can help you sound like a native. Learning to pronounce a Latin language is much easier than English. English has 24 sounds ascribed to the vowels A, E, I, O, U. Italian has only one sound for each of these five vowels: A in pasta; E in best; I in machine; O in port; U in rude. H is always silent as in hour, honest, honor and heir. Moreover, approximately 65 percent of the words in English come from Latin. More than 15 percent come from Greek. English speakers already know 80 percent of the words in Spanish or Italian. Learn another language the way children learn their first one, unconcerned about making mistakes. The grammar may not be perfect, but as long as the pronunciation is correct, listeners will understand.

Instructor/Coordinator: Marion McClatchy