Are you a traveller eager to discover a new world through languages but you’re unable to keep motivation up in your languages learning? If you’ve answered "yes" to this question, you must read Eliza’s story. Eliza is a language learner like us who describes herself as a tech loving business owner who left international corporate life … Continue reading How to maintain motivation in language learning – Eliza’s story
*THROW CELEBRATORY CONFETTI* Welcome, my friend, to a new video series for travellers like you, called "Culture Shock"! Unike Ermy's Q+A show, "Culture Shock" videos are going to be short videos that explore cultural topics of interest and funny things that can puzzle travellers and keen Italian learners whose first language is English. My first "Culture … Continue reading 3 things Italians never do with food
Question for you: Can learning another language be a life changing experience? As per my experience, learning a new language can certainly help you develop your confidence and resilience which will make you a much more well rounded, empathetic communicator, but it can also lead you to events and opportunities that can deeply impact your life. In this 10 minutes talk … Continue reading How learning a language can change your life
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his #heart." Nelson Mandela Last year around this time I wrote an article for my blog called "How to wish merry Christmas in any language" I gave a … Continue reading How to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in 8 languages
As I was born in Naples, hence Neapolitan and speaker of this language too, when I run into Fran Norris’s Instagram profile and saw the tremendous effort and passion she was putting into learning Sicilian, the language spoken in Sicily (which is not a dialect but an actual language) I had to know more about … Continue reading How to learn Sicilian (or any other minority language) and …dream big!
If you are looking for a website that helps you learn a language FAST...Please leave right now! 🙂 You're in the wrong place! Also, honestly, how many of those courses that promise to teach you a language fast actually work? Also, how much fast is fast ? 3 months? 1 month? Faster than Speedy Gonzales? … Continue reading Learn a language slowly – A Manifesto!
Have ever wondered how you can get to understand fast speech in another language? It's possible and I can show you how! In this video I answer to Marina's question and give her 3 steps to deal with fast speech and improve her listening skills! Make sure you watch until the end ... to have … Continue reading How to develop your listening skills in a new language
Have you reached a plateau in your language learning? Are you stuck at an intermediate level? Roberta is learning English and feels a bit stuck. She asked on my Facebook page, using #AskErmy, how to overcome the intermediate plateau and get to a more advanced level. In episode 3 of Ermy’s Q&A show I give Roberta … Continue reading How to move past the intermediate level
What happens when two bloggers passionate about Italian language join together on a Instagram live? Michele from the Intrepid Guide and I have done a double IG live to teach you 10 essential Italian phrases and 3 Italian idioms that your really want to know, especially if you're a beginner. During the live video Michele … Continue reading 10 Essential Italian phrases + 3 Italian idioms – LIVE LESSON
Ever felt you’re going at the speed of a turtle when you’re reading in your second language? Ever felt frustrated because it’s like you’re not making any progress with your reading skills? I’ve been there too. And Jackie shares this same struggle in the video below. She says that it takes her ages to read … Continue reading How do you learn to read in a foreign language?