Italian Brave Heart
Moving to Italy. Living in Italy. Learning Italian.

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What do Italians feel about learning English?

As my wife teaches English in Italy (amongst other things) I guess I am in a fortunate position to be able to get some fantastic feedback on exactly how Italians feel about learning English, particularly from the perspective of those who want to learn English.   Talking to our Italian…

Why leave the EU? What would leaving the EU mean for expats?

Here we are writing about moving to Italy and trying to offer advice and assistance on helping those contemplating moving to Italy from the UK and now we find ourselves in a situation where we are asking ourselves ‘What would leaving the EU mean to British expats?’ and facing the…

What’s the best way to learn Italian without breaking the bank?

So knowing that we were moving it Italy I did initially have a rush of blood to the head and went on a spending spree and bought as many phrase books, grammar books and dictionaries without really doing my homework beforehand. Once I got over the initial excitement I realised…

Best books for adults (and for kids) when learning Italian

We have always hit home that out of the four main components – reading, writing, listening and speaking Italian how important it is to speak the Italian language, this is probably the most difficult of the four but by reading Italian out loud this can build your confidence significantly. To…

Why moving to Italy doesn’t mean that you will speak the language…ever!

Although it’s a well-known fact that total immersion is the best way to learn Italian, just by moving to Italy from the UK, the US or any other¬†English-¬†speaking country doesn’t for one minute guarantee that you will become bilingual! Don’t presume that as soon as you step off the plane…

What is the best way to learn Italian?

I often get asked what is the best way to learn Italian by those who are contemplating moving to Italy or are coming for an extended period and are concerned about their lack of knowledge of the Italian language. I was talking to a friend about this the other day…