Language

Language
by Alesha Allen | Thu, 02/06/2020 - 09:24
When we start learning a language, it’s not long before we learn days of the week and months of the year. In Italian, many of the words for months are similar…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Thu, 01/30/2020 - 12:48
Do you find yourself describing everything as ‘bello’ in Italian? ‘Bello’ is a great word, useful for so many situations.  -    Che bella vista! – What a…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Fri, 09/14/2018 - 04:32
You may have seen the passato remoto (remote past tense) in Italian books, it is often used in written Italian to talk about historical events or in literature…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Wed, 04/20/2016 - 01:25
Here are a few words and expressions to help you out when travelling by train - in treno - in Italy. La stazione - Station Il binario - Platform L’orario -…
Language
by Alesha Allen | Wed, 02/24/2016 - 05:52
There is a general rule for plural and singular nouns in Italian: -  masculine singular nouns end in -o -  masculine plural nouns end in -i -  feminine…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 09:00
Native English speakers would probably have a hard time recognizing them: famous international brands written the way you’d say them in Italian. The idea…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:41
Native English speakers would probably have a hard time recognizing them: famous international brands written the way you’d say them in Italian. The idea…
by Carol King | Fri, 07/19/2013 - 05:43
words by Carol King The origins of the Italian language may owe more to Sicilian writers than previously thought. Research conducted by a specialist in…
Life + Style
by Carol King | Thu, 02/28/2013 - 05:21
A row has blown up after an Italian restaurant in Montreal, Canada violated a law because it uses Italian words like ‘pasta’ on its menu.The Office québécoise…
Culture
by Carol King | Fri, 09/07/2012 - 08:57
Carol King speaks to John Peter Sloan about how he came to write the fastest selling English-language course in Italy and how he makes learning a language fun…