Tag Archives: Italian

8 Places to Visit with Children in Rome


If you’re going on holiday to Rome, and are seeking the best places to visit with your children, then look no further, as we’ve compiled a list of the best family-friendly activities. With a massive range of fun activities available, you’ll be sure to find plenty to do with the kids to keep them happy(…)

Full Immersion Italian Lessons in Esino Lario, Italy


Here at Listen & Learn we enjoy receiving feedback from both students and teachers. Upon finding out that one of our teachers offers both courses and the chance to stay in an Italian village near Lake Como, we decided it was time to hear from her: Ciao a tutti, bonjour! I’m Alessandra a bilingual teacher.(…)

Viva L’Italia: Italian Idioms and Expressions


Italian is a colourful language, as all the Latin languages are, and like every other language it has its own proverbs, expressions and idioms. Below are a few common Italian phrases to learn, so you can convince people you’re a real Italian. Non si puo avere la botte piena è la moglie ubriaca Literally translating(…)

Stolen and Morphed: English Words in Other Languages


We all know that English is chock full of loan words – we’ve stolen words from just about every language there is, from German to Hindi. However, it’s also no secret that other countries haven’t been impervious to the influence of the English language. Not all too long ago it would have been incredibly hard(…)

Go watch a movie!

When you’re learning a new language, it’s a good idea to try and immerse yourself in it as much as possible. If you can’t move to the country of your target language, perhaps try supplementing the Italian classes you’re taking in New York with some movies. There’s a huge range of movies out there in(…)

Elephant learns Korean

Elephants are pretty great. They’re cute, they have long memories… and one of them can speak Korean. An elephant in Korea has started to speak the language by imitating his keeper. Koshik is 22, and scientists think he may have started imitating human speech because he is lonely. Take a look at the video of(…)

World in Words podcasts

I’ve just discovered these podcasts called The World in Words from PRI (Public Radio International) and I can’t believe I haven’t heard of them before! The description of the series is: The World in Words focuses on language. We cover everything from bilingual education to the globalization of English to untranslatable foreign phrases. You’ll learn(…)