When an Italian person goes abroad and says that he/she is from Italy, more often than not, he/she will receive the following answer: “Aaaah! Mamma mia! Pizza, mafia, mandolino!”, followed by the most famous of Italian hand gestures: More often than not, the Italian person in question will not appreciate the comment or will even… Read More SURVIVAL KIT: ITALIAN HAND GESTURES
How many of YOU reading this article have studied a foreign language? Plenty of textbooks on your shelves. You’ve learnt so many grammatical rules and done hundreds of excercises your whole life. But then, when you run into a tourist asking you where’s the main square of your country, you just get stuck and stutter… Read More Travelling improves your language skills
Cork city (Ireland) is full of history that unfolds itself step by step along your stroll around it. Let’s have a walk into this article to get to know why Cork is called “the rebel city”.… Read More Walking along the history of the Irish rebellion in Cork
Censorship is still, to a lesser extent, something ordinary in our world, especially in those countries in which political and social regime or the religious belief represent one of the most important features of the country itself. Believe me or not but in the past things were a little bit worse.… Read More The truth behind fiction: Censorship
The best way to improve your foreign language competences is obviously to move abroad for some time. However, being abroad does not improve de facto your language skills. While I was in Ireland, I met a Croatian guy who was living there for two and a half years, but whose English was pretty bad. Why?… Read More How to enhance language learning while you are living abroad?