We listed for you our ten best reasons why learning Italian is a smart investment you should do!
Knowing Italian is greatly beneficial in several career fields. Italy is a world leader in the culinary arts, fashion, interior design, machine tool manufacturing, robotics, shipbuilding, space engineering, construction machinery, and transportation equipment. Ever heard that Ray-B an glasses are Italian?
The Italian language is the most direct descendent of Latin. Knowing Italian may help improve your English – 60 percent of the English vocabulary also comes from Latin! Also, it’s a perfect starting point to learn Romance languages!
According to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Italy boasts the highest number of World Heritage sites (53 in 2017). Natural beauty and history frequently merge into each other in some hidden corners and surprising landscapes. Considering that Italy’s surface is more or less as large as the State of Arizona, isn’t it stunning?
A survey conducted on a group of 320 linguists defined Italian as the most romantic language in the world. Apparently, love speaks Italian!
Italy is the country that has won more Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film than everyone else. No need of subtitles to see Fellini’s, Visconti’s and De Sica’s movies or the 2014 winner Sorrentino’s “The Big Beauty”!
Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarca, Machiavelli, Pirandello, Dario Fo and Antonio Gramsci, just to name a few . Italian is the language of humanism, opera, art, political thought, fashion, design, architecture, and cuisine. Italian allows you to understand, appreciate and analyze this treasury of human expression.
Known for its musicality, not surprisingly the Italian language share a very tight bond with music. If you ever join a music class, you will have to learn the meaning of larghetto, adagio, allegro vivo, andante maestoso… WONDER WHY MOZART the lyrics from most of the greatest operas are in Italian: Aida, Tosca, Don Giovanni, Bohéme, Madama Butterfly, Turandot…
As Italians say: Parla come mangi! (“Speak as you eat”). Italian culture is permeated by a solid philosophy about slow food and wine: an imaginative mixture of simple ingredients, traditions, and patience results in a colorful panoply of flavors. Now, enjoy!
Italy is one of the top economies in the world, and many employers are seeking people who speak both Italian and English.
Finally, reason ten is simple… it’s fun!!!
Especially if you learn it at CC!
Look here to see some activities done during Elementary Italian I