Sorry, mixing up my languages there. What I meant was “Che cavolo?” or maybe “What the f**k?” Today’s Italian pop song is Dune Mosse by Zucchero (want sugar with that?) With the late, great Miles Davis playing along. That swings it for me. Italian pop, take it or leave it, but Miles, well, you don’t […]
Archives for October 2013
Sally is a woman who no longer has the will to fight
Or something like that, which is my translation of: Sally è una donna che non ha più voglia ….di fare la guerra I know the feeling. The text is an extract from the first verse of Vasco Rossi’s ‘Sally’, a song chosen by Panorama magazine as one of the top 10 best Italian songs ever. […]
Ciao from an airport hotel
It’s grey and windy outside my airport hotel window, which incidentally overlooks a carpark and is alongside a motorway (freeway, interstate?) My flight’s not until tomorrow morning, and the restaurant doesn’t open for another hour. So time for a quick post on how to learn Italian with music! If you don’t listen to Italian pop […]
Why do people put things off until it’s too late?
Why do people put things off until it’s too late? Me, for example. I’ve been planning to go on a sailing holiday. I work so hard I need a break. And I get these e-mail offers from various sailing clubs, which I always open and read. Most times I “star” the e-mail, or mark them “unread”, […]
Online Italian Lessons Offer: last day!
It’s Sunday, so hopefully, you have nothing better to do than eat and then get on over to our shop to book your no-risk online Italian lesson, before the offer finishes tonight. Why “no risk”? Because if you don’t like it, you get a refund. You just need to ask, and it will be done. But wait… […]
Why online Italian lessons could be your best option
Why do people choose to take Italian lessons online, rather than going to a language school? Meet Ruth, a librarian, who lives in Australia. She began studying Italian as a hobby about 8 years ago and has continued on and off since then. She chose online Italian lessons to improve her Italian because she realized she didn’t […]
Why are your Skype Italian lessons just 30 minutes long?
Good question. An online Italian lesson could be any length, of course, and there’s nothing to stop you, say, buying 10 x 30 minute lessons, then choosing to take 5 x 60 minute classes instead. Or even two x 150 minute classes, if you insist. The customer is always right round here. It would certainly […]
Try before you buy?
I like going to the supermarket here in Italy. There are often things to try: parmesan cheese, salami, porchetta, yogurt, sometimes they even give away cups of freshly-made coffee or little plastic beakers of wine. It brightens up the chore of shopping for a growing family. The yougurt sample girls tend to be young and […]
Here’s the deal on online Italian lessons
Studying on your own can work great for some people. Personally, I prefer it. I’m pretty self-motivated most of the time, and I like finding out how to do things for myself. But I’m not everyone. Taking a course in a real language school, or in some other way having regular contact with a teacher, […]
The two reasons why you may never learn to speak or understand Italian
There are two reasons why most people fail to learn the foreign language that they dream of speaking, in this case Italian. I’m telling you this because a.) I have, in my life, failed utterly to learn many foreign languages (Japanese, Polish, French, Russian…) b.) But, amazingly, succeeded in learning two other foreign languages (Turkish, […]