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    I've got two years of Latin instruction under my belt, for what it's worth. I'm patient though - becoming conversational would be nice!
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    I'm very flexible, I'm Happy
    if I learn to interact on a basic level.
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    I'd go with the more informal way

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    ok so it seems that all in all a more informal course is a solid possibility, so basically the structure will be something like this

    - 3/5 lessons with some basic Italian grammar rules; I think that I can give you some links to where you can expand about those rules if you wish so.. we are in internet times that it makes little sense to not to exploit online info, when available

    - some 5-7 lessons focused on learning about conversational Italian

    - 1 or 2 mid term tests and a final exam

    I think we can work mainly on simple texts of your choice that you can submit and that I will help correct and thus do a sort of practical learning

    @ Skotos; I can't commit right now, but considering that I'm busy with a lot of things on TWC and RL, I don't see how I can start this before March

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flinn View Post

    I think we can work mainly on simple texts of your choice that you can submit and that I will help correct and thus do a sort of practical learning

    @ Skotos; I can't commit right now, but considering that I'm busy with a lot of things on TWC and RL, I don't see how I can start this before March
    Awesome!

    March is just perfect for my schedule. As far as sample texts, would these be self-selected or our choice of several options you provide? I'm not trying to pin you down to get too specific this early, so it's fine if you can't answer yet. But could it possibly be in the form of passages of an academic book that I've been wanting to be able to read/translate? While something like that may be considered too advanced for a course like this, it might paradoxically be easier in some ways because it's my field of research, so it shares a lot of vocabulary and subject matter that I'm already familiar with.

    But like I said, it's fine if a lot of this is up in the air at the moment. In any event, thanks for doing this, Flinn. I'm really looking forward to this.
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    I would be interested in this.
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    thnaks everybody for the input

    I'll be back on this anytime in the future, but for the moment I'm very much busy with too many things

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    Hey Flinn,

    I'm in for both courses. I think I'd get more out of the Italian one though, as I think I already have a fair handle on how to write reviews/do interviews (though I would still be into that class at some point in the future). At any rate, that seems to be the one that's looking more solid for the moment. As far as timing goes, March would be ideal for me, as I have an essay deadline the 1st of March, so I am swamped until then. But once things are live, I am totally in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    Hey Flinn,

    I'm in for both courses. I think I'd get more out of the Italian one though, as I think I already have a fair handle on how to write reviews/do interviews (though I would still be into that class at some point in the future). At any rate, that seems to be the one that's looking more solid for the moment. As far as timing goes, March would be ideal for me, as I have an essay deadline the 1st of March, so I am swamped until then. But once things are live, I am totally in!
    Ciao, Kilo! Awesome. Now you can correct my typos in Italian as well as English!


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    Not sure about that Skotos. If you ever use German, I can correct that (to a passable degree), but that is about it. Italian is a new bag of tricks for me. But I anticipate it will be a verrryy fun-ah!
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    Yes mid-March sounds like the first possible period for this class to start

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    I don’t have much experience in Italian, but I have taken French classes. I’d like to join
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aexodus View Post
    I don’t have much experience in Italian, but I have taken French classes. I’d like to join
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