The most romantic language
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The Italian language is easier to learn for native English speakers compared to other European languages because pronunciation is very close to spelling. At a basic level, Italian has a simple and straightforward sentence structure although later on it becomes more complex. You will also recognise that there are some everyday English words of Italian origin, such as ‘piano’, ‘cappuccino’, ‘gallery’, and ‘umbrella’.
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Dealing with bureaucracy in your own country is challenging enough. So imagine the difficulty of writing a letter or email in Italian, answering a sales call, or simply reserving a hotel room or reading a menu.
Italy remains the 7th largest economy in the world and the 5th largest by industrial output. It boasts world-class companies in the fields of automotive, precision engineering and textiles and fashion and is a business culture that simply cannot be ignored.
Italian is a widely spoken language with around 65 million speakers. It has extensive influence in the world of art, music and cookery so learning to speak Italian will open up your world to some amazing authentic experiences.
Italy is the land that inspired Michelangelo and Dante. It is where Archimedes ran naked through the streets shouting Eureka!
A recent UNESCO report states that over 60% of the world’s art treasures are to be found in Italy. Italian language is key to study and research in the fields of art history, literature, archaeology and philosophy.
Why did Mozart compose so many of his masterpieces in Italian rather than in German? Have you ever wondered about the meaning of Pavarotti‘s soaring vocals?
Knowing Italian enables you to better appreciate and enjoy classical music. Musicians and opera singers consider it a key professional skill.
With just a little Italian knowledge, you could impress your friends by ordering with confidence at an authentic Italian restaurant!
Italy has been hailed as the culinary leader of the world and the increased popularity of the language reflects the growing worldwide obsession with Italian food.
Italian is the language with the highest number of words for naming food, restaurants, dishes and produce! Also, the Italian menus are hardly ever in English, have you noticed?
A recent study by KPMG has shown that “Made in Italy” is the third most recognised brand in the world after Coca Cola and Visa. Italian brands such as Benetton, Barilla, Ferrari, Lavazza, Armani, and many more are renowned throughout the world for the exceptional quality of their products.
Italy is even now one of the top economies in the world, with many employers seeking people who speak Italian. Italy is one of the UK’s closest trading partners and biggest export markets and presents significant opportunities for UK businesses. There is demand for defence, cyber security, aerospace and engineering skills.
You cannot deny that Italy is the world’s hub when it comes to fashion and design.
Knowledge of Italian allows you to study the original work of renowned Italian designers such as Versace, Gucci, Armani, Benetton, and Prada, to name but a few, and find employment at one of the world famous Italian fashion houses.
Since its beginning, Italian cinema has influenced film movements worldwide. As of 2018, Italian films have won 14 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (the most of any country) as well as 12 Palmes d’Or (the second-most of any country), one Academy Award for Best Picture and many Golden Lions and Golden Bears.
With only a little knowledge of Italian, you could start to recognise Italian speech alongside the subtitles and appreciate the original language when watching movies by Italian directors.
A major aspect of the Italian lifestyle is the family. The Italians love to spend time with their extended families. Children and grandparents are revered alike. The Italians have made the pleasure of eating good meals prepared with love and dedication into an art form.
Do you have family in Italy? This is an opportunity to learn a little of their language so that you can trace your Italian roots, interpret public records and enjoy a conversation with your Italian-born cousins and grandparents.
In the words of Nelson Mandela “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart”.
Of all the romance languages, Italian is the closest to Latin and it is estimated that 60% of English words derive from Latin. Learning Italian will make any other romance language, including Spanish, French, Portuguese and Romanian, more approachable and easier to learn.
Italian classes taken in the past will take on new meaning during a holiday in Italy, when vocabulary learnt will surface and the language will come to life.
We all know we should be eating more olive oil, fish, vegetables and enjoying the Mediterranean sun! As well as this, Italian is an incredibly beautiful and intricate language and studies show that learning a new language increases analytical thinking skills.
Studying a foreign language stimulates the brain, by boosting problem solving skills and improving memory.
Over the centuries Italian has come to merit its reputation as the language of art, love and seduction. Could Romeo and Juliet have spoken any other language?
The majority of students of Italian are fascinated by the musicality of the language, the simplicity of its sounds and the charm of its words. When words do not suffice, Italians are masters in the use of hand gestures and facial expressions, which break down all communication barriers.
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