Have you always been drawn to La Dolce Vita? Do you love good coffee and good food? Do you appreciate a well-cut suit or dress? Learning Italian is exactly what you need.
Of course, there is more to Italy and the Italian language than those cliches would have you believe. Italian is the 7th largest economy in the world, the 4th largest in the EU and about 200 million people speak Italian as their first or second language worldwide. It is an official language of Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and Vatican City and it is spoken in other countries including North and South America.
Italian is widely considered the most beautiful language. Its musicality is due to most Italian words ending in a vowel so it’s beautifully melodic and spirited. It has a rich cultural history and many different art forms are intrinsically linked with Italy. It is the birthplace of opera and lovers of art, architecture, fashion and especially food will be thrilled to discuss their passions in the language that gave them life. You will feel that you´re really getting to grips with the subject.
As an Italian learner, you will find that native speakers are very generous and helpful. As Italians don’t usually expect visitors to speak the language, they will be very forgiving of your mistakes and happy to fill any silences if you’re struggling for words. This creates a very warm, friendly learning environment for beginners.
Italian can be an important business asset, especially if your field is fashion, design or architecture. You’ll be able to conduct business without relying on an intermediary and at a social and networking level, business partners will appreciate the fact that you have made the effort to gain familiarity with the Italian culture.
Study at one of our partner schools:
- The David School is in the stunning Tuscan city of Florence. Learn Italian in the language’s birthplace and it will be an experience you won’t forget. The school offers friendly, flexible Italian courses at an affordable price. Don’t forget to visit the iconic Duomo and take a leisurely stroll across the world-famous Ponte Vecchio either.
- Also in Florence, you will find the Michelangelo Italian language school and its wide range of language and cultural courses. The school provides accommodation either in families, apartments or studios for the full immersive experience. Make sure to take part in one of the school’s extracurricular activities such as cookery classes, enjoying Italian cinema and trips to other places of interest.
- Porta d’Oriente language school offers courses in Italian language and culture for whatever your level and is located in the seaside town of Otranto, in Puglia, one of the most beautiful and historically rich parts of Italy. The school is officially recognized by the University of Siena for the Cils certificate (the official Italian language certification) and has Italian courses to meet all needs whether that’s professional or just for fun. You can learn more about Italian art and literature as well as cookery and there are classes for children too.
Once you’ve got to grips with Italian, you can try Spanish!
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