Voglio parlare italiano.
LEARN ITALIAN BECAUSE...
ITALIAN IS SPOKEN BY ABOUT 61 MILLION SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD.
The world’s most musical language and the lingua franca of music, Italian is spoken in Italy, in San Marino, in Switzerland, and by approximately 5 million in North and South America. Traces can be found in Libya and Somalia as well, both former colonies.
Italy has produced some of the most remarkable cultural works in the western canon, from the Divine Comedy of Dante to Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, from The Prince of Machiavelli to the neo-realist films of Vittorio De Sica, and from Baldassarre Castiglione’s The Courtier to the post-modernist novels of Italo Calvino.
Grammarians during the 15th and the 16th centuries attempted to confer upon the pronunciation, syntax, and vocabulary of 14th-century Tuscan the status of a central and classical Italian speech.
It was not until the 19th century that the language spoken by educated Tuscans spread to become the language of a new nation. The unification of Italy in 1861 had a profound impact not only on the political scene but also resulted in a significant social, economical, and cultural transformation. With mandatory schooling, the literacy rate increased, and many speakers abandoned their native dialect in favours of the national language.
After taking Italian lessons with Lingo Education you will be able learn the cultural aspects as well as the language. We will match you with a native tutor who will customise each lesson.