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
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
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!
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?
Learning a language can be life changing. Can't you believe it? Keep reading and you'll see! This is the first of a series of articles called "How Learning A Language Can Change your Life" where successful language learners share their experiences, setbacks as well as the wins they've experienced throughout their language learning journey. You'll … Continue reading How Learning Italian Can Change your Life with Michele Frolla
January is almost over. This is the time when most people start to forget about those wonderful New Year resolutions that they promised to honour at the beginning of the year. If you've landed here, it is very likely that one of your New Year's resolution was to learn a language...but now you've fallen behind! … Continue reading How to be consistent when learning a language
This is my way of saying to you, "Happy new year": When I was a kid (kinda an older kid!), I used to watch an Italian TV programme for children called Melevisione (you could translate it literally as Applevision = apple + television. It was a television that used to eat apples rather than electricity in … Continue reading Why you should write your New Year’s goals in your second language
“Language is a performing art that requires practice, nuance, and personality to convey an idea. Those who master communication master their world.” Michael Schutzler, CEO of Livemocha I love doing my English conversation classes! Students are very keen and sociable and, despite having a very basic level of English, it's amazing how they manage to … Continue reading Be like Ramazan – the best language learner EVER!
Let's say you really want to practise your foreign language once you're abroad on holiday (or next time you visit that neighborhood that is so full of Spanish people). What can help you to make the most out of your experience? When I was studying French a few years ago in the beautiful Rouen, I … Continue reading How to practise your language skills (without being afraid of making mistakes)