Why Study Italian

ITALIAN IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOKEN LANGUAGES ON THE PLANET

Traveling through Italy:

According to UNESCO (the United Nations cultural and educational agency) most of the world’s cultural heritage sites are in Italy. Immersion in a foreign culture opens up whole new avenues of self-exploration and personal growth. Knowing Italian helps you experience the essence of Italian culture.

Art and Culture:

Knowing Italian helps you fully appreciate the richness of Italian literature, theatre, opera, and films.

Communication skills:

Italian developed from Latin and an estimated 60 percent of the English vocabulary also comes from Latin. Learning a language like Italian encourages you to think about details of language usage. This can contribute to improving writing and speaking skills. Knowing Italian may help improve your English.

Self-fulfillment:

Learning Italian is a big accomplishment which brings with it great satisfaction and added confidence.

Intellectual stimulation:

Learning Italian enhances your skills in analysing, discussing, and categorising information and ideas.

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for students wishing to learn Italian whilst in Italy