When all this crazy time started I decided to do something for my little community of learners... I started to do online live class that are accessible to everyone on youtube. Every week I show up live on my YouTube channel on Saturday (around 3:30pm BST time or sometimes later) to help you learn Italian … Continue reading Learn Italian on YouTUBE #WithMe
For some English people it's normal to walk around with wet hair, or just eat at random times and have shower straight after...but if you want to know what an Italian think about all of these things, watch the video below! You may get surprised or... traumatised! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O9OUuoZtzA Did you enjoy this video? Subscribe right … Continue reading English habits that Italians will never understand
If you're learning Italian and you'd love to sound more Italian, act more Italian, or just be more Italian... You may: Eat pasta everyday Dress up very fashionably Show up five/ten minutes late at meet ups Learn to speak Italian with an Italian accent. ...Or do the things I reveal in the video below! Hope it … Continue reading How to be more Italian (and less English!)
Italian do many unpopular things... like showing up late at dates! Yet, there's an important (and wise!) reason behind this...
Ever wondered about Italian eating etiquette? How do Italians eat? And what's up with all those courses? In this video you'll find out what you should do if you're ever invited to an Italian lunch and why you should always eat fruit at the end of your Italian meal. Plus you'll also learn a few … Continue reading How Italians actually eat
*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
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!
The Italian Christmas, aka il Natale, is the archetype of a typical Italian celebration. It involves two main things: family & loads of food. Online there are many articles and resources that explain in details what Christmas in Italy is like, but in this article I'd rather explore the quirky side of the Italian Christmas, … Continue reading The Italian Christmas: A (survival) guide
updated 20/10/2021 Recently I've been to Prague in Czech Republic. I loved it. Yet, there was one thing I really disliked: my inability to communicate verbally with Czech people. My level of Czech language = 0. Literally! Although I picked up some Czech words whilst I was there, on my first day I couldn't even … Continue reading Formal Italian greetings VS formal ones: How to say “hello” in Italian without being rude!