Why should we learn Italian?

What push people to learn the Italian language? Despite the political and economic relevance of other languages, the number of people who study Italian keeps growing, also in countries that never hosted immigrants from Italy. The cultural enrichment is the greatest incentive for learing the Italian language. However there are more reasons such us: work, studies, […]

Foreign accents of English language

Nowadays it is very important to learn foreign languages, especially English language. Without this knowledge it would be very difficult to travel, search the Internet, communicate with people from other countries, do international business, etc. English language is the most widely learned second language in the world and most conversations in this language are between […]

Naples: neapolitan dialect

Naples is a city with an intense and tumultuous history, always a country of crossroads of several cultures, as well as the subject of various domination by foreign conquerors. All these dynamics have greatly influenced the formation of its dialect, fruit of the footprints that have crossed Naples over the centuries. Greek era Naples was founded by […]

How many languages are there in Sardinia?

Both Sicily and Sardinia are one of the greatest Italian islands and they are situated in the Western Mediterranean sea, below the French island of Corsica. At first, Sardinia is the second largest island in Mediterranean Sea and, on top of that, is an autonomous Italian’s region. Among the several lateens languages, perhaps Sardinia has the most particular […]

What is Culture Shock?

The word shock immediately makes us think about something negative – some kind of sudden hit, a trauma that can be either psychological or physical. When we are exposed to new and unforeseen content, we might experience a level of shock. However, in a more positive view, this shock occurrence can be taken as a […]

Old Norse, the language of the Vikings

Long before the travels and explorations of Columbus, Vespucci, Marco Polo, da Gama or John Smith, some 8th century populations known as the Vikings raided the seas around Scandinavia and Europe. The period of their expansion during the 8th to 11th century had brought along numerous military inventions, new trade routes, exploration of then unknown settlements […]