Are you planning to visit Italy? Take some Italian language lessons
Have you been planning a trip to Italy? Have you already fallen in love with the language and culture? Has the idea of taking classes in Italian crossed your mind? If you are like many people the answer to all of these is yes. The obstacles that you might think would be in your way to learning while traveling have basically all been thought of and overcome by the owners of the Italian language schools in Italy.
nIf you are worried that indulging in your wish to learn some of the language while you are traveling would interfere with your ability to see all the sights in most areas, don’t fret. Whether attending an Italian language school in Florence, Milan or Rome, schedules are well thought out. In most cases the group classes are organized in the morning so that you have from lunchtime until the streets are emptying to soak up the city and try out your Italian on the locals. Most of the Italian language schools also give you the option of doing strictly private lessons or additional private lessons. This is especially useful if you have a must visit museum or destination where it is necessary to be there in the morning. Then you can just go for a private lesson in the afternoon and make up what you missed during the day.
nItalian schools in Italy are spread everywhere, and are generally set up to accommodate students from around the world. This has two great benefits, first, it means that the classes are taught in Italian and it pushes you to learn faster, and second, your fellow students may also speak English, but it is a good likelihood that you will be communicating with them in Italian as well. This means that you get instruction from your teacher, practice with the fellow students of the Italian language school and practice while you are out in the city. You will likely be amazed at the difference in how fast you pick up the language with this level of immersion. The difference between taking a course in high school or your local college and practicing with native speakers both in and outside of your Italian language school will be immense.
nWhen you sign up for an Italian language course it does help to have practiced a little before you set off on your trip. Heading to Barnes and Noble and picking up a basic text and pocket dictionary will not only give you a little vocabulary to begin with, but will also help you in the first few days of attending an Italian language course. In Florence, Milan, Rome and other cities that have huge amounts of tourism you will have many schools to chose from and will easily be able to find a schedule that meshes with your travel schedule. It is also perfectly feasible to take a week long course in Bologna and then another subsequent week long course in Milan without skipping a beat. You may just come back from your vacation semi-fluent and happily planning your next vacation, Italian lessons included.
Posted Date: 2009-07-30 00:59:48