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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Studying abroad – Italy

We live in a globalized world, where travelling has become easier, quick, and relatively cheap. Nowadays, people do not travel only for leisure but also to study in a different school system. So, if in the past the trend was to study, for example, Italian architecture mainly on books, nowadays the tendency is to do it in Italy in person. Why do more and more people decide to continue their education in another country? TRAVELLING IS EASIER While in the past it took months to travel from one continent to another, nowadays  it just takes one day. CURRICULUM Studying abroad…

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New Year’s resolutions: Learn Italian from scratch

Sositalian: learn Italian from scratch

New Year has come, and with it come also new resolutions. If one of your resolutions for this year is to learn Italian from scratch, today I’ll give you some resources you can use to reach your goal. But first, here are some important things you should keep in mind when you start learning a new language. Motivation Oxford dictionaries define motivation as the desire or willingness to do something. If you’re really motivated to do something, you’re also more willing to put more efforts and energy to reach your goal. This means that you can learn faster. So, motivation…

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How to overcome shyness in language class

How to overcome shyness in language class

We are all different. In a language class, you can find yourself surrounded by extrovert people, who start talking from the very first lesson – even if they have never learnt that language before – and by people like you and me, who prefer to stay silent and listen.We are the ones that are usually labeled as shy people. In reality, to be precise, also introverts tend to prefer this last behavior. However, being introvert doesn’t necessarily mean being shy. In fact, introverts are generally those people who prefer solitary activities to social ones. Shy people, instead, also feel awkward,…

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How to train your memory

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Who has never had problems memorizing new words or numbers? I remember how I struggled when I had to learn 60 or more new German words in a few days when I was in high school. To memorize them, I sat with my course book trying to find some Italian words that had a sort of link with the German ones. For example, I still remember that I associated the word Artz – doctor – with the Italian word arto – limb. Doctors fix limbs too, isn’t it?    Growing up I discovered that memory can be trained and improved.…

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