WELCOME to Italiamo!

Ciao a tutti!

My name is Jessica Reinhart and I am an almost grad of Colby College majoring in Biology with a minor in Italian Studies. Before I got to campus freshman year, I would have never guessed that I would end up with an Italian minor. I had studied Spanish, French, and Latin in the past, but I guess my love for Italian food convinced me to try something different. Over the last couple years, studying Italian has taught me more than just grammar…

I have learned more about world history than I ever thought possible, I read countless pieces of famous Italian literature, and I met some pretty cool people as well (hi Chiara!) That being said, I know how daunting Italian can be especially in the first few semesters. I can’t even tell you how frustrated I was with reading in my first semester–  I couldn’t differentiate nouns from adjectives to save my life. Why does everything have to end in the same vowels?!

Well here I am three years later. My Italian isn’t perfect,  but I’ve gotten a lot better (thank goodness). This website started out as a WordDoc of grammar notes I compiled during the fall of my senior year and turned into a semester-long independent project. It doesn’t explain EVERYTHING there is to know about grammar, but hopefully it makes things less daunting for you when you’re cramming for finals.

In bocca al lupo!

Jessica Reinhart
Colby College
Class of 2020