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 🙂