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

On March 17, 2016, Posted by , In Learning Italian, By , With 21 Comments

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?

On February 13, 2016, Posted by , In Learning Italian, By , , With 45 Comments

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…

Learning the Italian language…where do we start?

This is probably the biggest reason why foreigners don’t follow their dreams and arrive in their bus loads at the border of Italy and it shouldn’t be, based on my experiences. We have a fair number of expat friends who have arrived here over the years who did not learn Italian…