About Learning Italian

Friday, June 1st, 2012
Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue - Love at first sight This Kylie Minogue's song offers hints to understand common English expressions, because it's nice to learn and to enjoy oneself.   Fill in the blanks with the words below.   Thought that I was going crazy Pensavo che stessi ......... Just having one of those days, yeah Che stessi avendo uno di quei giorni, sì Didn't know what to do Non sapevo cosa fare Then there were you Quindi
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel When you start to learn a new language you are often confounded by seemingly trivial details. You would expect languages to be translatable word for word, and while this is often true, in some cases -- usually in the case of the simplest phrases -- it is not. Why is I'm hungry expressed in Italian with the phrase ho fame ("I have hunger")? Why don't they say sono affamato? Well, you could say sono affamato but it carries a different pragmatic meaning; it is
Friday, June 1st, 2012
It takes a metro ride to learn the Italian language...Italy is like a magnet that attracts people from all walks of life and backgrounds. It appeals to young and to those who already found their places in life.  At different stages in their lives and for different reasons people just fall in love with it. I wasn’t an exception when at the age of 6 in the cold and snowy Russian city of Yekaterinburg I discovered Italian opera and Italian language. I was captivated by it. It was just amazingly
Friday, June 1st, 2012
    Learning Italian Imparare l' Italiano: Sai che studiare la lingua italiana è ideale per creare ed esprimere poesia, rime e melodie? Come è noto essa è portatrice di una ricchezza del lessico che ha superato tutte le latitudini ed i confini e detiene un record particolare al mondo:infatti tutti i suoi aggettivi, verbi, avverbi e sostantivi terminano per vocali. Da qui la melodia della lingua , che non è solo quella del Manzoni e del Petrarca , ma anche quella dei bellissimi
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italian Language Schools and Italian learning opportunities Italian school It has been said that the best way to learn a foreign language is through immersion. Therefore, what better way to learn Italian than to be in Italy at one of its excellent language schools. Italy has numerous language schools and much like their cooking schools, are often located in the beautiful Italian countryside or in famous cities like Florence and Rome. These schools know that learning how to speak Italian is
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Italians are said to be very passionate and as such very expressive in their speech. The first thing you notice when you arrive in the Eternal City is the spontaneous use of exclamations by everyone from toddlers to the elderly. If you head to other parts of Italy you'll discover that exclamations vary from region to region, just like the numerous dialects and accents of the Italian language. After almost a year in Italy, even when I talked to a Polish person I couldn't help but react
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The History of the Italian Language The Language spread not just through Italy Italian is considered one of the most romantic and melodic languages in the history of the world. It is one of the more desirable languages to learn, and people from all around the world strive to master this enchanting tongue. The history of the Italian language actually illustrates the history of Italy itself, as well as the ultimate unification of the Italian people.Italy has many dialects
Friday, June 1st, 2012
The Italian Way of Speaking: Communication through Gestures Every country has habits and distinct cultural elements that make it unique. It is these features that become a way to identify and differentiate cultures. Where Italy is concerned, cultural behavior varies based on territory. Italians are quite famous for being effusive talkers that use hand gestures to underline most statements, but even these can change depending on which part of the country we are in: accent, tone of voice and
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Learning Italian The silence was killing me. I was mute, and it wasn't for lack of want. I found myself walking the streets of Milan not being able to greet anybody, or make sense of even a signpost, and it was beyond entertainingly humorous. My previous experience with the Italian language was non-existent. I had heard 'ciao' but didn't know if it was 'hello' or 'goodbye', and I had some inclination that 'grazie' could be a useful word. But beyond that, my ignorance
Friday, June 1st, 2012
Studying Italian when not in Italy For those who cannot afford to travel to Italy to learn the Italian language there are several options available to start your study. Whether you want to brush up on conversational Italian before a trip, or desire to become completely fluent there are tools ranging from language classes, Italian movies, software, streaming television and radio to websites and online networks dedicated to Italian. Besides the tools listed below there
Friday, June 1st, 2012
  Study Italian and English Abroad  (Photo from <a href="http://www.studyabroadprograms.org">www.studyabroadprograms.org</a>)   Want to find out more about studying a second language? Namely taking a course in Italian in Italy or one in English in the United States? Read on...   Most people, especially in their younger years, have dreams about studying abroad or experiencing new cultures during their gap year. The idea of living in a foreign country, studying there