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A Grand Tour of Italian-speaking Countries: From Italy to the World

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Let me play psychic for a moment.

You’re here not just because you want to know which countries speak Italian.

More importantly, you want to know “if it’s worth it…”

You know, the question every Italian language learner asks …

How to Speak Italian Like You Were Born in Rome: 5 Sure-fire Ways to Boost Your Conversational Skills

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Hike the Appalachian Trail.

Write a novel.

Play the piano.

And learn to speak Italian.

Learning to speak Italian is on a ton of bucket lists.

Everyone dreams of chatting like a true Roman.

They want to order pasta, …

How to Learn Italian Grammar: The Zen Guide to Serene Studies

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Dico (I say), dici (you say), dice (he/she says), diciamo (we say)…

These verb conjugations come from the verb dire (to say), a lawless, irregular verb that doesn’t seem to follow any established Italian grammar rules.

Don’t believe me? Well …

Ready for Your Study Abroad Adventure in Italy? 8 Pro Tips

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What are you dreaming of for your study abroad trip to Italy?

Invigorating lectures on art history punctuated by conversation over well-made espresso shots with your fellow students?

Delicious food and wine?

A bit of romance with a striking

10 Italian Tongue Twisters for Perfect Pronunciation the Fun Way

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“Puoi parlare più lentamente per favore?”

“Can you speak more slowly please?”

When you’re talking to an Italian speaker, the first thing you’ll notice is that they talk so fast.

Do you dream of the day when you’ll …

Talk with Your Hands: Italian Body Language to Speak Like a Native

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Italians are masters of non-verbal communication: they say more with the body than with the mouth.

For evidence of this, just watch Luca Vullo’s 2017 documentary La voce del corpo (“The Voice of the Body”), an award-winning look …

11 Unconventional Italian Writing Practice Ideas to Get You Writing

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What do Niccolò AmmanitiViola di Grado and Dante have in common?

Of course: They’re all Italian writers!

No matter what clickbait articles online say, the art of writing is certainly not dying. 

But you might not consider yourself …