Warning: The following video contains some swear words
It is not even summer yet and I think we can officially declare “Despacito“ by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee as THE song of the summer of 2017. Unless you’ve been isolated in a remote location you must be familiar with this song:
It’s been played on radio stations all over the world several times a day and then, back in April Justin Bieber made it even more viral if possible by releasing his own version (even though he is not quite familiar with the lyrics still).
Stunning images of places you probably haven’t seen before in Naples, Venice and Florence in your average touristic route but that you can access now thanks to the last technology. For instance, take a look at this 360 videos that appear in the show:
Hand gestures can be a vital factor in many languages and it is well known that Italian is one of those languages.
A great way to impress students would be to start the lesson by saying:
– Today we are going to learn how to communicate with other people in Italian but none of you is going to need to open your mouths at any moment for this purpose. How does that really work? Well, it is part of the privilege of speaking Italian. Welcome to the family! Let me show you!
Also, if you have someone in particular who is very chatty in your class while everyone else is working, or simply you need to have a quiet moment from the students, you could play the card of ONLY ITALIAN GESTURES ALOUD NOW and everyone should only communicate with gestures until further notice.