COFFEE BREAK

with Montalbano Sessions

An immersive experience. Watch and chat about a tv show with me.

Is it possible to learn Italian by watching Tv series?

Yes, it is. But not if you’re doing it the wrong way.

Do you love watching tv series? You just love traveling virtually to Italy, take in the sights, the sound of Italian.  You could binge watch all day.  But then you feel guilty, perhaps you should go and do something more “ serious”, get back to your books and grammar exercises.

After all, there must be a reason that you are not able to watch your favorite shows without subtitles, right?

Everybody knows it’s not possible to really learn a language having fun. Or is it?

It is. But you do need some guidance.

It’s possible to transform your passion for tv shows into a rewarding and joyful learning experience that will allow you to come to Italy next time and see it like a native would.

Watch and discuss a Tv show with me.

Join Coffee Break with Montalbano Sessions.

Coffee Break with Montalbano Sessions is a program that allows you to watch  the TV show Montalbano, enjoy it and speak better Italian without missing out on a thing.

 

What you’ll get:

  • See Italy like a local would.
  • Catch every single thing. Insider jokes, trivia and even that pesky Sicilian.
  • Feeling of connection. We’ll be watching the series together. I’ll be right next to you on the couch with remote control, prosecco and popcorn.
  • Enhance your Italian joyfully. Who said learning can’t be fun and effortless? It’s when we’re enjoying ourselves that what we learn is so much more memorable.
  • Visit off-track Italy virtually and get vacation ready with new and surprising destinations.

The best part is that you’ll finally be in Italy and you won’t be alone in this. We’ll be in this together. I’ll be your Italian friend chatting with you making sure you don’t miss a thing. No more head-scratching moments in front of the Tv because you’re quitting your tourist shoes.

Meet your coach

Hi! I’m Elfin. I help Italian learners transform their favorite tv series in a joyful and rejuvenating moment of self-care and language learning.

With All About Italian, I help people reconnect with their passions and live the life of their dreams by bringing some Italy into their daily routine.

I co-host with Barbara Rocci and Silvia Perrone, the podcast Con Parole Nostre where we bring listeners to undiscovered  Italy through genuine conversations between friends.

With Barbara Rocci I also host monthly Cook&Chat sessions, immersion cooking experiences where we recreate the magic and heartwarming banter of an Italian kitchen.

I’ve also presented at Women in Language in 2017 and 2020.

I co-authored with Elena  Mutonono and Veronika Palovska the course Instagram for language teachers where we help teachers use Instagram to market their products.

Hi! I’m Elfin. I help Italian learners transform their favorite tv series in a joyful and rejuvenating moment of self-care and language learning.

With All About Italian, I help people reconnect with their passions and live the life of their dreams by bringing some Italy into their daily routine.

I co-host with Barbara Rocci and Silvia Perrone, the podcast Con Parole Nostre where we bring listeners to undiscovered  Italy through genuine conversations between friends.

With Barbara Rocci I also host monthly Cook&Chat sessions, immersion cooking experiences where we recreate the magic and heartwarming banter of an Italian kitchen.

I’ve also presented at Women in Language in 2017 and 2020.

I co-authored with Elena  Mutonono and Veronika Palovska the course Instagram for language teachers where we help teachers use Instagram to market their products.

What’s included in Coffee Break with Montalbano Sessions

Immersion experience in Italian language and culture

Strategies to learn from Tv series and movies that will help you become an independent learner

Recording of the live sessions with me to review and take notes on

Vocab list of everyday Italian expressions that you can start using subito

Worksheets with reflection prompts to amplify the experience

Join now:

Simply Montalbano

€ 99

 

The Simply Montalbano session includes:

  • Watching a Montalbano episode that I pick for you
  • One 45-minute live session with me to chat about it.
  • Zoom recording of the session for you to review and take notes
  • Question list to help you organize your ideas before the live session

Duration: 2 weeks

BEST VALUE

A Twist of Montalbano

€ 250

 

The Twist of Montalbano sessions include:

  • Watch two episodes that I pick 
  • Vocab list  to help you navigate the episodes 
  • 2 live  live sessions to chat  and ask questions.
  • Recordings of the sessions for you  to review and take notes
  • Worksheet with customized activities and cultural notes
  • Speaking practice activities via Telegram

Duration: 5 weeks

Premium Movie Night Sessions

€ 500

 

The Premium Movie Night sessions include:

  • Watch 3 movies or tv series episodes of your choice
  • Worksheet with reflection questions and customized exercises to complete while watching 
  • Vocab list to help you navigate the episodes with recorded pronunciation 
  • 3  live sessions 
  • 3 recordings to review
  • Personalized feedback and support via Telegram

Duration: 6 weeks

Join now:

BEST VALUE

A Twist of Montalbano

€ 250

 

The Twist of Montalbano sessions include:

  • Watch two episodes that I pick 
  • Vocab list  to help you navigate the episodes 
  • 2 live  live sessions to chat  and ask questions.
  • Recordings of the sessions for you  to review and take notes
  • Worksheet with customized activities and cultural notes
  • Speaking practice activities via Telegram

Duration: 5 weeks

Simply Montalbano

€ 99

 

The Simply Montalbano session includes:

  • Watching a Montalbano episode that I pick for you
  • One 45-minute live session with me to chat about it.
  • Zoom recording of the session for you to review and take notes
  • Question list to help you organize your ideas before the live session

Duration: 2 weeks

Premium Movie Night Sessions

€ 500

 

The Premium Movie Night sessions include:

  • Watch 3 movies or tv series episodes of your choice
  • Worksheet with reflection questions and customized exercises to complete while watching 
  • Vocab list to help you navigate the episodes with recorded pronunciation 
  • 3  live sessions 
  • 3 recordings to review
  • Personalized feedback and support via Telegram

Duration: 6 weeks

“Coffee Break with Montalbano helped me to fully experience the episode.”

I have always enjoyed watching Il Commissario Montalbano, but watching it previously was a very passive language experience for me – I might recognise words and phrases here and there but honestly most of the language was going completely over my head. The Coffee Break with Montalbano Sessions helped me to better follow the context-specific vocabulary relevant to all episodes in the series, as well as gain a better insight into Sicilian and how it is used in the show.

Rebecca Howie from Irregular Endings and co-host of Language Chats

Do you have any more questions? I’ve got answers.

I’m a beginner, is the Coffee Break With Montalbano Sessions for me?

For the moment, the Coffee Break is available only to learners who have some knowledge of Italian, at least an A2. If you’re not sure of your level, feel free to contact me at elfin@allaboutitalian.com and I’ll help with that. That’s what I’m here for.

What do I need to join?

You need to have easy access to Montalbano episodes. It doesn’t matter if they’re with English subtitles.

How much time do I need to invest?

You will need at least 1 hour and 45 minutes to go through an episode. You’ll be pausing it to take notes so calculate that as well.  I always recommend watching the episode twice. Then another 15 minutes a day to take notes and go through the material I give you. These 15 minutes will help you  improve your Italian considerably and become a more strategic language learner.

Is Coffee Break an individual type of class or group classes?

It’s an individual kind of program and experience. 

I’m nervous about what you’ll be able to do with me during the session as my ability to speak Italian is low.

All the packages are cultural lessons as well so there will be parts in English to explain if your level of Italian doesn’t allow for it. The cultural parts are truly important to enrich the whole experience and push you in new directions.  There’s no right or wrong way to do the Coffee Break Sessions, they’re a personal experience.

I don’t enjoy Montalbano, can we work on some other series?

Sure, I have a package specifically for that, it’s the Premium Movie Night Sessions.

Coffee Break is great fun! Not only do you get to watch an episode of Montalbano several times (always a joy!) but you get to chat to Elfin in Italian without feeling inadequate in your ability! It is a very useful way to pick up vocabulary as well as a little bit of Italian culture. I’m definitely going to do another one!

My favorite part of the show was discussing the episode. Your insight was invaluable because I feel that there are parts of the Italian culture I understand now that I didn’t before. It was so interesting to compare with my own culture.

Karen Mcateer

Coffee Break with Montalbano has  introduced me to an Italian tv series that I’m now addicted to! Talking to Elfin is like talking to a friend who comes over for coffee and a chat.

Alex Mojica

Coffee Break is great fun! Not only do you get to watch an episode of Montalbano several times (always a joy!) but you get to chat to Elfin in Italian without feeling inadequate in your ability! It is a very useful way to pick up vocabulary as well as a little bit of Italian culture. I’m definitely going to do another one!

My favorite part of the show was discussing the episode. Your insight was invaluable because I feel that there are parts of the Italian culture I understand now that I didn’t before. It was so interesting to compare with my own culture.

Karen Mcateer

Coffee Break with Montalbano has  introduced me to an Italian tv series that I’m now addicted to! Talking to Elfin is like talking to a friend who comes over for coffee and a chat.

Alex Mojica

Make your Italian an unforgettable experience.

You can keep learning solely from textbooks and watch your passion  for Italian wane.

Or you can join this program and get inspired again by learning while enjoying your favorite tv series. Get that sense of true connection to Italy while slowing down and absorbing an Italian experience like a native would. 

You’ll see your Italian dream get suddenly closer in no time at all.

Join now:

Simply Montalbano

€ 99

 

The Simply Montalbano session includes:

  • Watching a Montalbano episode that I pick for you
  • One 45-minute live session with me to chat about it.
  • Zoom recording of the session for you to review and take notes
  • Question list to help you organize your ideas before the live session

Duration: 2 weeks

BEST VALUE

A Twist of Montalbano

€ 250

 

The Twist of Montalbano sessions include:

  • Watch two episodes that I pick 
  • Vocab list  to help you navigate the episodes 
  • 2 live  live sessions to chat  and ask questions.
  • Recordings of the sessions for you  to review and take notes
  • Worksheet with customized activities and cultural notes
  • Speaking practice activities via Telegram

Duration: 5 weeks

Premium Movie Night Sessions

€ 500

 

The Premium Movie Night sessions include:

  • Watch 3 movies or tv series episodes of your choice
  • Worksheet with reflection questions and customized exercises to complete while watching 
  • Vocab list to help you navigate the episodes with recorded pronunciation 
  • 3  live sessions 
  • 3 recordings to review
  • Personalized feedback and support via Telegram

Duration: 6 weeks

Join now:

BEST VALUE

A Twist of Montalbano

€ 250

 

The Twist of Montalbano sessions include:

  • Watch two episodes that I pick 
  • Vocab list  to help you navigate the episodes 
  • 2 live  live sessions to chat  and ask questions.
  • Recordings of the sessions for you  to review and take notes
  • Worksheet with customized activities and cultural notes
  • Speaking practice activities via Telegram

Duration: 5 weeks

Simply Montalbano

€ 99

 

The Simply Montalbano session includes:

  • Watching a Montalbano episode that I pick for you
  • One 45-minute live session with me to chat about it.
  • Zoom recording of the session for you to review and take notes
  • Question list to help you organize your ideas before the live session

Duration: 2 weeks

Premium Movie Night Sessions

€ 500

 

The Premium Movie Night sessions include:

  • Watch 3 movies or tv series episodes of your choice
  • Worksheet with reflection questions and customized exercises to complete while watching 
  • Vocab list to help you navigate the episodes with recorded pronunciation 
  • 3  live sessions 
  • 3 recordings to review
  • Personalized feedback and support via Telegram

Duration: 6 weeks

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