Testimonial of learning with Ermy “The confidence and knowledge I have gained in such a short time is down to the tutoring skills and organised approach of Ermy. Communicating with a native speaker was a great advantage, but the enthusiastic and bubbly personality of Ermy was the key ingredient in building my speaking confidence. Mille grazie, Ermy” – GRAHAM COTTS … Continue reading The Conversation Cure
The short story in Italian you’re listening to is an Italian translation of the story “Excuses or Progress?” by Alexandra Franzen. You can also download the pdf with the written version along with the audio!
Possessive adjectives in Italian can be confusing but in this lesson we are going to learn them once for all. Watch this Italian class to learn: - All the possessive adjectives in Italian (which are the same as the Italian possessive pronouns!Two at the "price" of one!😉) - What changes when you use Italian possessive … Continue reading Possessive adjectives in Italian: how to use them and avoid common mistakes!
In this video I share my experience of this first online Polyglot Gathering and some helpful language learning tips from the polyglots attending this language event.
This audiobook is an adaptation of a talk I presented at the Festival of Languages at Storyhouse in Chester last January. I tell my story about how I learn my first second language, English and how I overcome my fear of speaking it. If you're in a hurry, you can listen to the audiobook below or keep … Continue reading AUDIOBOOK – How Learning a Language Can Change Your Life
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 NOW OVER TO YOU! I want to … 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!)
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
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