Italophilia is pleased to welcome Elena Arezio from the Italian Language Vacations. If you’re looking to study Italian in Italy, Elena offers language vacations in the Northern town of Bergamo. Her home-stay option in a language school that is almost a decade old is very enticing and authentic!! Let’s chat with her to find out more about the school and Bergamo.
Welcome Elena, tell us how and when did Italian Language Vacations start??
Italian Language Vacations is a full-immersion experience.
Wow that’s amazing!! I’d love to visit your Language School. But is Bergamo challenging for a language retreat/school??
I see…Can you list 10 important Italian colloquial words for an Italian language learner??
Magari: I wish/Perhaps
Che barba!: how boring!
Ti va un caffè?: Would you like a coffee?
Acqua in bocca! : Your mouth shut!
In bocca al lupo!: good luck!
Non vedo l’ora! : Can’t wait!
Non c’entra! : That’s irrelevant
Cotto a puntino : well cooked
Avere un diavolo per capello : be enraged
Piove a catinelle : It rains cats and dogs
Thank you, love them all! What handy tips would you give to readers who are learning Italian??
- Listen to the radio and watch lots of Italian movies.
- Find conversational groups in your town so that its easier to start conversing from Day 1.
- Write a diary daily in Italian.
- Come to Italy when you can… I’ll be happy to host you in my Language school and explore Como and Bergamo together 🙂
Grazie per la tua inspirazione, Elena!
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ItalophiliaMay 27, 2019 at 6:37 pm
You as so kind! I just checked. Thanks again
Kathryn OcchipintiMay 19, 2019 at 6:05 pm
Che bello! Yet another beautiful city in the northern lake region of Italy. Stresa on Lago Maggiore has been my favorite city and my focus in the past. Would love to learn more about Bergamo. Maybe next year… Non vedo l’ora!
ItalophiliaMay 20, 2019 at 7:40 am
I’ve never been there. Thanks for sharing xx
ArielleMay 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm
I absolutely loved the whole 12 hours I spent in Bergamo. This program sounds like an absolute dream to get to know the area better!
ItalophiliaMay 20, 2019 at 7:37 am
How lovely those must have been! Best part is the city’s connectivity.. and yes, Seriously a dream. Xx
KareninCalabriaMay 19, 2019 at 12:22 am
Beautiful place to learn any language! I haven’t ever been to Bergamo, but it seems to me that a town not overflowing with tourists would be the opposite of challenging for the language student. Everybody goes to Florence where you hear a ton of English on the street. A location off the general tourist radar is a much better choice.
ItalophiliaMay 20, 2019 at 7:36 am
I would love to explore Bergamo. It seems so surreal- città alta e bassa with that old line to take to the top. Exactly! It’s much easier to learn in such places