I've come to recognize that the Italian language is often able to be understood without much instruction. I don't understand full sentences, but I'm grasping a enough to get an idea of what they are saying. It is a pretty language and I wish I was fluent in it. I am excited to learn a language I can speak and use on a daily basis.
My italian professor is hard. She doesn't speak English during class unless we are completely lost. This is helpful, but difficult. The other day I learned how to introduce myself:
Mi Chiamo Samantha ---------- My name is Samantha
Sono Americana ---------- I am American
Sono di VA Beach ---------- I am from VA Beach
Abito a Firenze ---------- I live in Florence
Sono Studentte ---------- I am a student
Parlo Inglese ---------- I speak English
I think that's right. Sorry if I spelled something wrong, I'm still learning.
I'm hoping to catch on quickly so I can use the language without having to stop every two seconds to think of how to say, "I don't speak Italian." I get so flustered when people speak to me in Italian, but I'm happy that I have friends in the program that are really good with the language and are happy to help me out!