English is not my first language. I'm Italian and, when I first moved to the UK, I was struggling with speaking English. I used to have a case of sweaty armpits and stuck tongue every time I was about to have a conversation in English with someone new. My train of thoughts, every time I was about … Continue reading Struggling with speaking Italian? Do this!
When I was a child, I watched a Disney film - can't remember the title! that was amazing. It was the story of an artist who would travel to Holland to look for success and would draw beautiful landscapes filled with rivers, sailing boats and windmills. I must've been 6 or 7, but I still … Continue reading Must-see in Holland + must-know Dutch Phrases
Recently I have a new obsession: podcasts! Especially the ones that have Q+A show in it! I love Q+A shows!! 😍 So I thought, how about having our own Q+A show for language learning? When I thought about it, I felt very excited which means only one thing... I had to do it! So, it's over … Continue reading Ask me anything!
What!? You didn't know? The whole Chester should know! Italian for Travellers and Spanish for Travellers are starting in September in Chester. If you live in and around Chester, this is the perfect opportunity to start learning Italian or Spanish (for free!). And before you start making excuses about not having enough time or money, … Continue reading Win a full scholarship to learn Italian or Spanish in Chester
Spanish is one of the most perfect languages in the world. Its pronunciation and spelling correspond in a predictable way. This means that unlike other languages (e.i. English), Spanish is written pretty much how it's pronounced. Good news, right? 🙂 To make things even easier, there are 5 main Spanish sounds that, if mastered, will make … Continue reading 5 must-know Spanish sounds
"I struggle with speaking!" "I lack of practice." " I can't actually speak this language despite I've been learning it for a while." If you identify with any of these statements, you're in the right place to sort your problem out! Far too many language learners procrastinate on speaking as they feel they are not … Continue reading Top tips to speak a language fluently from day 1!
A few weeks ago, my family and I decided to take a trip to Puglia as one of my aunties lives there, near Bari. This time, though, rather than just going to visit her, we decided to embark on a discovery journey and visit some places in Puglia we had been before. These places had … Continue reading 3 places in Italy where you can REALLY speak Italian (and you never thought to visit!)
While you're reading this, I'm in Dublin discovering this city. While I was preparing for my trip which -by the way, was a very last minute decision, I realised I had no idea about what to visit once there. I started to browse blogs and travel guides online so that I could have an idea … Continue reading The travel tip that always saves my trips!
If you want to learn Italian in Chester, this is IT!
You've decided you really want to learn a language. However, you're feeling already pretty overwhelmed even before starting. And the reason is: you don't actually know where to start! What topics should you start with? What grammar do you need to learn first? Which resources should you use? Should you go abroad or just learn … Continue reading How to start learning a language (step by step!)