During recent years, technology has turned the world in a very small place, so everybody can be considered as a neighbour of many persons in every part of the world. Today, be able to speak more languages is very important: not just for getting a good job, but also to communicate in general. Travel deals offer the opportunity to visit many places in foreign nations, where it is probable to get in touch with people who don’t speak our own language. Knowing the basics of their language make easier to exchange some important information about, for example, a good place for tasting local food, or where is the nearest bus stop to visit some historical monument or museum.
Italian is not one of the most spoken languages in the world like English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and French. Anyway, it’s still a very important language. Italian words and expressions like “spaghetti”, “pizza”, “dolce vita”, “volare” and many others are globally known thanks to Italian food, fashion, music and cinema. Italian language is the closest relative to Latin, the language of the ancient Roman Empire, so it has a very complex grammar, with many exceptions, and a very rich vocabulary. Italian words mainly come from Latin or ancient Greek words.
There are many good courses for people who want to learn Italian in Italy. Studying a language while staying in its native nation is very useful, because you don’t stop learning when lessons end. Indeed, you are in close contact with Italian culture, continuously driven to interact and communicate with Italian people. In this way your studies will improve faster, and you will also learn some typical and local expressions which are not always taught at school.
You can also study Italian attending a course where you live, or watching online videos, but the best way is to learn Italian in Italy, where you can also live a priceless experience. To get good results, you need a minimum stay of three months, but a period of six or twelve months will give you a very good Italian speaking, with correct pronunciation and a very rich vocabulary. You can attend specific courses, or you can look for a linguistic exchange, also called “tandem”, with a person who wants to learn the language you speak. You can find this kind of partner looking on the web. If you decided to learn Italian in Italy, you should choose to live in cities like Rome, Milan, Florence, Turin, Venice or Naples, where you have the opportunity to visit many attractions and enjoy international atmosphere and nightlife.