Why making mistakes is good

Why making mistakes is good

Many people are worried about making mistakes. This is just as true in general as it is when it comes to learning Italian, or any other language. After all, while growing up we are often told that making mistakes is bad. For example, in school it often seems everything depends on how well we score on tests, not on our willingness to learn new things. And at work mistakes have to be avoided at all costs or there’s a very high possibility that we get fired. However, very few people, or no one at all, will tell you that it…

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How to fight foreign language anxiety

How to fight foreign language anxiety

In today’s article I’d like to talk about a very common issue: foreign language anxiety. What is it? Foreign language anxiety is the feeling of unease, nervousness, and apprehension that we may encounter when using or learning a second language, generally because of both fear and lack of confidence. If you too are experiencing this type of anxiety, here’s the first good news: you’re not alone. Foreign language anxiety is more common than you think. The second good news is that you can actually do something to reduce the feeling of anxiety that overwhelms you each time a foreign language…

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Six reasons why you should take online Italian lessons

Six reasons why you should take online Italian lessons

Technology is changing more and more our world and our lives.  For example, if thirty years ago only few people owned a computer or a cell phone, nowadays almost everyone owns both, or at least one of them. We can now buy something with a single click, we can go running and know in real time our beats per minute, and we can also learn everything from everywhere in the world. Online education has a great potential. So in this article I’ve decided to make a list of some of the reasons why choosing online Italian lessons instead of in…

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Learn to speak Italian with Italian songs

Learn to speak Italian with Italian songs

Tastes differ, sure, but everyone loves songs. We start listening to them when we’re children and we keep doing that while we’re growing up, passing from a certain musical genre to another. For us songs can be a way to relax, to make a proposal, to boost our energy, and so on. But how many of you actually know that songs can also help you learn foreign languages and cultures? Let’s see why Italian songs can help you both learn to speak Italian better and learn some aspects of the Italian culture. RELAXATION Music and songs naturally reduce anxiety and…

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Learn languages faster

Summer is usually the period of the year when people take a break from work and go on holiday. For someone this is also the perfect time of the year to start learning something new or to book a study trip. For me, instead, Summer means energy. In fact, during this period, I’m more willing to try new things and, to do some physical activity. If you are usually a little bit lazy, like me, you should know that according to research physical activity can actually improve not only your body but your mind too. So, you can learn languages…

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