Should I learn Italian before going to Italy?

If you are planning to visit Italy, you may be wondering whether or not you need to learn Italian. After all, most Italians can understand some English and if you know a few well-chosen Italian words, then you may feel that is enough for you to get by in Italy. However, the truth is it pays to learn Italian before going to Italy. Studying Italian will help you take part in conversations and you can also become active rather than remain a passive visitor in Italy.

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Advantages of learning Italian before going to Italy

Keep in mind that when you know the language of the country you are visiting, you will feel more comfortable, everything will sound better to you and this will help you have a more rewarding experience. Continue reading

The best Apps to learn Italian online

Today we are going to give you some advice about the best Apps to learn Italian online. Remember that learning foreign languages is very useful because it will enable you to have a wider variety of job opportunities, to travel more, meet new people, and so on.

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Nowadays we use our smartphones to do many different things, like taking pictures, reading the newspapers, chatting with friends, etc., so why not think of them as our best allies to learn Italian? There is a huge selection of Apps online to choose from, so pick the one that suits you best, and you can learn Italian whenever you want!

The best Apps to learn Italian online:

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Best contemporary Italian writers

Reading the best contemporary Italian writers is a good idea if you are learning Italian. This will connect you with the Italian culture and some exquisite writings which if you are a more advanced student will help you improve your Italian level.

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Some of the best contemporary Italian writers are listed below. Take a look at the list and get to know a bit about them. Continue reading

Italian-English False Friends List

No matter if you are a beginner or an advanced student, every single day of the Italian learning process brings surprises. This time we want to give you an Italian-English false friends list in order to remind you that there are some Italian words that often cause confusion. The words we cite here are called false friends, so let’s explain what they are about.

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Italian and English have many words which are similar in the way they are written but have very different meanings. Therefore, a person who is learning Italian can become confused, and may use them incorrectly. In a way, this gives us an opportunity to really explore the nuances of the Italian language. So have a look at the following Italian-English false friends list to get a clearer picture of what they are. Continue reading

Learn Italian fast with video tutorials

At Parlando Italiano you can learn Italian fast with video tutorials. No matter what your Italian level is or how much time you have for studying, video tutorials are excellent tools for learning a foreign language.  Even though it requires a lot of will and discipline, speaking Italian is something you can master easily by using video technology. In this way you can practice from home, watch your Italian teachers in your free time and learn Italian faster.

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Nowadays learning a second language online is quite common and online courses usually employ video tutorials to assist learning. In our Italian language courses, we use YouTube video tutorials to review the information that our students have learnt in their Italian lessons. These videos are focused on grammar (adjectives, verbs, articles, etc.) and vocabulary and help students learn at their own pace while all this pronunciation and new vocabulary is imprinted little by little in their memory. Continue reading

5 Good Reasons to Learn Italian

If you are wondering “why should I learn Italian?” or “is there something positive about studying a new language?”, our top 5 good reasons to learn Italian will help you answer to your questions. There are many reasons to start studying a new language. Lots of people in the world undertake this task every day for personal, professional or emotional purposes. So, let’s see why you should do that too!

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GOOD REASONS TO LEARN ITALIAN

  1. You will learn a second language. First of all, learning a second language is very useful because it will help you have new job opportunities, meet more people, discover a different culture, etc. Moreover, while learning a new language you exercise your brain and keep it operating.

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How to write a formal email in Italian

Today we are going to give you some tips about how to write a formal email in Italian. Do you want to apply for a job in Italy? Are you going to book a holiday apartment in an Italian city and need to get in touch with the landlord? Do you have to write a letter of complaint? There are thousands of situations in which you may find yourself having to send a formal email in Italian!

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When you write a formal email you must have the vocabulary and structure under control if you want to be effective because, as you know, this type of writing is very specific and it may easily create the wrong impression for the recipient if you don’t know the essentials. To help you, our Italian tutors have developed a brief guide that shows you the basic rules of formal emails:

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Best holiday destinations in southern Italy

If you are looking for the best holiday destinations in southern Italy, we have some useful tips to help you organize your journey.

Everyone knows the most important holiday destination cities in Italy – Rome, Venice, Florence, but there are so many other heavenly places to visit in our country, and one of them is Puglia; one of the most breathtakingly beautiful regions situated at the “heel” of the Italian “boot”.

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