As March approaches, Italians around the world gear up to celebrate International Women's Day, or as it's known in Italy, the Festa della Donna. This significant day, observed annually on March 8th, holds deep cultural roots and serves as a poignant reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality and women's rights.
The Italian Language School offers a gateway to the captivating world of Italian language and culture, conveniently located amidst the bustling energy of Singapore's premier shopping district.
Italy has always been a fascinating place for many, rich of history and culture. The idea of tourism as we know it today was born during the Renaissance, it started when British wealthy young people (around 21 years old), usually accompanied by a tutor, went on a long journey through Europe with Italy being the final stop and main attraction.
February is widely considered as the month of love and romance. Everybody knows that Valentine’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 14th February. Chocolates, greeting cards with Cupidos, flowers and gifts, heart shaped goods are exchanged between lovers. Not too many know the origin behind the sweet festivity, that comes from Christian and ancient Roman traditions, and it’s quite gruesome though!
World Pizza Day, observed annually on February 9th, is a delightful celebration dedicated to honoring the delectable dish that has become a culinary phenomenon worldwide. This day serves as a tribute to the artistry of pizza-making and the cultural significance that this Italian delicacy holds.
We all know that in order to secure Italian citizenship you have to pass the examination minimum B1 Level and above. Many people are curious as to how do we prepare for these papers and do well from there? Well, here’s where we can help!
Here are ten Latin expressions Italians use in everyday life, but not only Italians.
Following English, Spanish and Mandarin, Italian is the fourth most studied language around the world. Sometime, when you
start to learn a new language, learning by heart new words and new grammar rules may be frustrating. However, do not worry because you already know ten Italian expressions, that actually are Latin, that italians use in everyday life.
A love of fine craftsmanship and luxury is deeply embedded in the Italian DNA. And when it comes to their homes, Italians certainly don’t hold back. With an obsessive eye for detail, every piece of furniture in an Italian-style home will be a love letter to
timeless design, where every fabric and finish is selected with purpose and reasoning.
Good pronunciation is an essential component of language learning, especially when it comes to speaking Italian. It not only helps
learners to communicate more effectively with native speakers, but it also enhances their overall understanding and appreciation of the language. Proper pronunciation enables learners to distinguish between similar sounding words, understand the nuances of intonation and stress, and convey their thoughts accurately. Moreover, good pronunciation can help learners to build confidence in their speaking abilities, which is particularly important in social and professional settings.
Chinese friends or Chinese speakers who are learning (or would like to learn) Italian, don’t worry! We’re working for you!
We know that Mandarin Chinese and Italian are two very different and distant languages: one could say they are almost antipodes. And yet, Italian is a language that fascinates many synophone speakers because of its linguistic difference and its exotic character.
“Shall we have a coffee?” in Italian: “Vuoi un caffe’?” A simple question that encompasses the desire to be together, to confide in one another, to relax, a break during work! The place can be “il bar” or simply at home! This is the first question that an Italian will ask you when welcoming you into his house, right after greeting you!
Conventionally, we speak of “Italian language” to refer to the national language spoken in Italy, referring to the neo-Latin language based on the variety spoken in Florence, the cradle of Renaissance and Humanism of the Bel Paese. However, what is commonly called “Italian” is nothing but a terminological convention: no Italian citizen actually communicates orally in “standard Italian”.
Embarking on the journey of preparing for the Italian CILS exams can be both exciting and challenging.
As the global demand for proficiency in the Italian language continues to rise, the significance of obtaining a CILS certification cannot be overstated. In this blog post, we'll delve into the utility of taking the CILS exams and explore how the Italian Language School in Singapore can be your trusted partner in this linguistic adventure.
Whether you're drawn to the melodious cadence of the language or have a passion for Italian culture, taking the plunge into learning Italian can be a rewarding adventure. At the Italian Language School of Singapore, we understand the excitement and challenges that come with starting a new language, and we're here to guide you through the process.
Italy's national flag, with its iconic tricolor design, is more than just a symbol of the nation; it's a representation of Italy's rich history, unity, and cultural identity. Let's delve into the fascinating story behind the Italian flag – its colors, history, and the profound symbolism it carries.