Hi I have just had my 5th Italian lesson...and boy was it hard work!! I wish I could wake up one morning and be fluent in Italian! My teacher is a young woman who lives very close to me in Bournemouth,she is from northern Italy and has a lot of patience...just as well! I really want to quit as its so hard but I also want to be able to say more than "ciao" to my neighbours! I will give it another 4 weeks to see if I can progress. Anybody else having this problem trying to learn or is it just me?