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Snapshots - Language School

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

Today I would like to begin a new type of post that will give you little glimpses, or snapshots, into our life here in Italy. Through the lens of my camera I invite you to walk along side us and share in this grand adventure God has called us to…

For the next year, a big part of each day will involve language school. I leave my apartment between 8:30 and 9:00 in the morning. If I catch a bus at the corner of my street then I can save a 10 minute walk to the nearest metro stop.

There are nine stops between EUR Fermi and Cavour where I exit for language school. Cavour is closer to city center so the number of commuters increases at each stop closer to Termini (the intersection between the two metro lines in centro Rome). I use the 15 minute metro ride to study vocabulary words.

I have about a 5 minute walk along cobblestoned streets from Cavour to the language school I attend.

I usually make time for a cappuccino before class.

The door to school is locked electronically and you must be “buzzed” in. Ciao Italia is on the second floor.

Ciao Italia offers Italian courses at all levels, from beginners to advanced. The first part of the day is grammar and the second part is conversation, separated by a 20 minute break. Since I started in February, our class size has ranged from 4 to 7 students from a variety of countries, including Australia, Columbia, England, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States.

I find something in the area to eat on our 20 minute break. My favorite place though is il forno down the street where they make all kinds of delicious pastries.

Coming from America where the oldest buildings are several hundred years old, it can be rather surreal to walk out of school and see the Colosseum at the end of the street.

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