Is it hard to learn Italian?
We can pay people to do things for us, write for us, sell for us, speak for us. But we cannot have anyone, paid or unpaid, learn something for us. Unfortunately, we have to put the effort into the task if we want to learn it.
Why do Italians look skinny, even when their national dish is pizza?
It was only at the end of week one of my visit to Italy this September that I found myself refolding my jeans back in the suitcase. Horror. They didn’t fit me anymore! After only one week?!
Improve your Italian accent
Many Italian learners think it’s impossible to grasp the Italian pronunciation. Let’s simplify a thing or two. You might not know that in Italian vowels are actually more important than consonants.
Random thoughts of an Italian teacher
I often find myself online searching for Italian resources that are easy, enjoyable and effective. I do this to get ideas and inspiration. To see what might be already out there and how it is doing. To avoid what doesn’t look good or is confusing.
How to apply goal setting tips to learning Italian
This morning I attended a motivational speech and at the end of it I was pumped. It goes without saying that in our lives we need a kick forward every now and then - ideally every day. This was one of those.
How to roll the R in Italian - try these tips
If you have started learning Italian you might have met the friendly ‘r’. I know, I know. It's not that simple to roll it.
How to say I'm sick in Italian (and get well soon)
This week I have had some kind of potent cold (raffreddore). What a great opportunity to learn how to say I’m sick in Italian!
Only 3 days in Rome? Here are my tips!
I was asked what to do in Rome in only 3 days! A challenge, indeed: how to cull all those things to do, see, taste and photograph in a mere 3 days ... In the end, I put together a list that looks like this.