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How to apply for a scholarship to Italy

How to apply for a scholarship to Italy

Italy receives thousands of foreign students every year and is one of the European countries that receives the most international students for scholarship programs. One of the many benefits of studying Italian is that it derives from...

Basic Words when greeting in Italian

Basic Words when greeting in Italian

Greetings are the very first words we utter when we meet someone. Is the most effective way to introduce one person into the circle of another, in the case of presenting someone else, either momentarily and sporadically, or in a more...

Italian Women that made history

Italian Women that made history

13 Incredible Italian Women who made History. Pioneer women in the fields of politics, sciences, arts, medicine, mathematics or education. Over the years, women have fought against all odds to contribute significantly to various...

Key Italian phrases

Key Italian phrases

If you plan to travel to Italy or your dreams are to visit it, you need to know the key Italian phrases to communicate in the language, so you can talk with the locals and you can travel calmly, move to any part of the city you are...

Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia

Arlecchino, Pulcinella, Colombina, have you ever heard of them? They are the most well-known Carnival masks in Italy! The Carnevale di Venezia is one of the most famous carnivals around the world, and it’s famous for its intricate...

How to Express your Love in Italian

How to Express your Love in Italian

We all know that love transcends all barriers, learn how to express your love in Italian. Love is a universal language and that is why you cannot ignore being able to express it in Italian, especially if you have an Italian partner or are...

The Ultimate Guide to Italian Pronouns

The Ultimate Guide to Italian Pronouns

Pronouns are an essential part of any language, used to indicate or replace the person, animal or thing that is either doing or receiving an action. Italian pronouns are mainly divided into: Italian subject pronouns Italian object...

The Italian alphabet

The Italian alphabet

A guide on how to master the Italian alphabet & pronunciation. The Italian alphabet (alfabeto italiano) is the foundation of the Italian language, it is usually the first thing you learn when you begin taking Italian classes. The...

5 ITALIAN WORDS DIFFICULT TO PRONOUNCE

5 ITALIAN WORDS DIFFICULT TO PRONOUNCE

As languages go, we would probably classify Italian as one of the easiest to learn, at least in terms of pronunciation. A big advantage is that it is a highly phonetic language – unlike English and French, for example – so what you see...

How long does it take to learn Italian?

How long does it take to learn Italian?

How long does it take to learn Italian? This is a common and frequent question among learners, and if you’re learning Italian or thinking about starting, you would like to know the answer. Anyone interested in language learning needs...

Ferragosto

Ferragosto

Ferragosto: Origins and Traditions What is Ferragosto and why is it such a big deal in Italy? Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated on 15 August in all of Italy,  and is when Italians take to the beaches and...

Requirements for Italian citizenship by marriage Italian citizenship can be acquired by marriage or civil union know the requirements to obtain Italian citizenship by marriage Everything you need to know to meet the requirements for...

B1 Certificate for Italian Citizenship by Marriage

B1 Certificate for Italian Citizenship by Marriage

The Italian B1 level language certificate is a document which shows Italian linguistic competency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (also known as CEFR or CEF or CEFRL). This certificate will demonstrate to the Italian government that you will be able to function with day to day tasks in Italian as a potential Italian citizen.

Movies to learn Italian

Movies to learn Italian

Did you know that watching movies to learn Italian can be an incredibly effective way to learn the language? Movies to learn Italian, are an easy and effective way to recreate an Italian full immersion at your home. Exposure to the real...

2 giugno: festa della reppublica italiana

2 giugno: festa della reppublica italiana

June, 2nd: The Festa Della Repubblica June 2nd is the “Festa della Repubblica” and it’s when Italians celebrate the Republic. This celebration is considered the ‘birthday” of the Italian Republic. At the end of WWII, Italy was a monarchy...

5 places you must visit in Rome

5 places you must visit in Rome

Rome, the capital of Italy and its Lazio region, offers the intrepid traveler almost 3,000 years of history, art, architecture and culture. Its city offers more than 100 things to do, however today we are going to see the top 5 best...

Easter holidays in Italy

Easter holidays in Italy

Italy is famous for its spectacular Easter celebrations, with Italians flocking to churches and taking to the streets in parades to commemorate the most important week in the Christian calendar. All over the peninsula, both in large...

Latin words and expression used in Italian

Latin words and expression used in Italian

Since Italian derives from Latin, it is important that you know the words and expressions used in Italian. In the language we speak today we still use many Latin expressions no matter how old-fashioned they may seem. As such, it should...

Talking about feelings in Italian

Talking about feelings in Italian

As you probably already know, Italian people can be very expressive. Learning to express emotions in Italian is essential if you want to connect and make friends with Italian people. It encompasses verbal, facial and gestural...

11 fun facts about Italy

11 fun facts about Italy

There are plenty of fun facts about Italy. It's one of Europe's most visited countries. The history’s long. The culture's rich. And the food's delectable. But what do you actually know? Here are our interesting facts about Italy. Time to...

Adjectives to describe a person in Italian

Adjectives to describe a person in Italian

When we see a person, the first thing we do, whether consciously or unconsciously, is notice how they look. We may notice their height, whether they are fit or not, their age, and details such as the eye or hair color, or the size of...

Christmas words in Italian

Christmas words in Italian

Let the Christmas Festivities Begin It's that time of the year when we have to learn some Christmas words in Italian. Christmas is around the corner and it’s a perfect time to learn some vocabulary. Christmas is definitely a big deal in...

ITALIAN SLANG. SCIALLO, IT’S EASY! 

ITALIAN SLANG. SCIALLO, IT’S EASY! 

Now in its 22nd edition, the inauguration of the Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo. The Week celebrates the Italian language around the world every year. Founded in 2001 in collaboration with the Accademia della Crusca, it is...

Essere or Avere

Essere or Avere

ESSERE or AVERE? This is the question!  In Italian, there are two irregular verbs, that function as auxiliary verbs in compound tenses (e.g. in the present perfect): essere and avere. These two verbs are called auxiliary verbs from...

25 Common Italian Words Used in English

25 Common Italian Words Used in English

Along with Spanish, French, and Romanian, Italian is a member of the Romance language family. They all have similar Latin roots, which over the years had a significant impact on English language. The connections between Italian and...

Italian Dialects

Italian Dialects

“Cape luong maestra pazza”, “Finì Agóst gió ul sù le fosc”, “Ce cu voli a butti ghina e a mugghieri 'briaca” What you just read are sentences in different Italia dialects! As you know, Italy is divided in 20 regions and each one of them...

Italian accent: where to put it?

Italian accent: where to put it?

Have you ever wondered what it is about Italian that makes it so musical? Among other things, the rhythm within the sentences is set by raising and lowering one's tone of voice, which is dictated by "The accento" which is the Italian word...

Level B1 Official Italian Exams

Level B1 Official Italian Exams

Following changes to Italian law in December 2018, anyone applying for Italian citizenship through marriage or residence (but not ancestry) must now demonstrate proficiency in the Italian language at the B1 level or higher. According to...

Why study Italian?

Why study Italian?

Italian is recognised as one of the most beautiful spoken languages on the planet Learning Italian or any new language is always a challenge, allowing you to open your mind to new horizons and help you connect with all types of people...

Learn the body parts in Italian

Learn the body parts in Italian

Learn the body parts in Italian. Learning Italian vocabulary is crucial not only for boosting your Italian level but also for being able to express yourself clearly and concisely.

How to speak like an Italian

How to speak like an Italian

If you want to learn how to speak Italian with confidence, you’ve come to the right place. Dante in Linea understands that getting to the heart of this romance language requires more than memorizing a few Italian vocabulary words and...

The CEFR Levels

The CEFR Levels

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a global standard for describing language proficiency. This allows anyone involved in language teaching and testing, such as teachers or students, to quickly determine the level of various qualifications. It also means that employers and educational institutions will be able to easily compare our credentials to those of other exams in their country.

I found the best way to learn Italian with Dante

I found the best way to learn Italian with Dante

Learning a new language is always an interesting challenge, suitable for people who like to be constantly learning, not to mention that languages are a great tool with which we can break through in a globalized world. The correct learning...

10 Italian inventions that changed the world

10 Italian inventions that changed the world

Learn about the Italian inventions that changed the world. We have so much to thank the Italians for from the Roman roads to their delicious cuisine which is why so many of us love to visit Italy, to the lively streets and ancient ruins...

“Dante in Linea” and the Online Teaching of the Italian Language

“Dante in Linea” and the Online Teaching of the Italian Language

Stefano Coppa is the Founder and CEO, since 2005, of the Instituto Dante Alighieri in Managua, and since 2010 of the Tegucigalpa branch.

In 2014, was created “Dante in Linea”, a project regarding the creation of a platform for the teaching of the Italian language in online mode, initially born to expand the educational offer in the countries where the Instituto Dante Alighieri branches were already present, but over the years has welcomed and continues to welcome students from all parts of the world. In addition, since 2018 he has been Honorary Consul General for Honduras.

Italian citizenship by marriage

Italian citizenship by marriage

Italian citizenship application: the B1 language requirement We’ve received a number of emails with questions about Italian citizenship by marriage; questions as, “What is a B1 certificate?”,  “How fluent in Italian do I  need...

Untranslatable Italian words in other languages

Untranslatable Italian words in other languages

Ciao a tutti! Untranslatable Italian words! what a effort! Today we want to teach you some words that are untranslatable in english, but we will try to teach you what they mean. Italian, like all languages, is a living language, so much...

Volare, oh, oh!

Volare, oh, oh!

You have certainly heard the song "Volare" song that the spanish Gypsy King group sing.  The truth is that there is no one who has not danced and enjoyed it, but few people know that the  true singer of this song  was a talented Italian...

Tips to achieve a better concentration

Tips to achieve a better concentration

Our lack of concentration can depend on many factors that intervene and that ultimately cause low levels of productivity, sometimes the causes can be related to anxiety, tension, lack of sleep, demotivation in our work or in our classes....

Tips to manage your time

Tips to manage your time

Sometimes in the course of the day we are in many tasks and in the end we realize that we have not been able to advance the pending duties as we would like. We are immersed in our own routine that we do not realize how little we value...

Discover the mystery of the Tarantella

Discover the mystery of the Tarantella

La tarantela If there is something that the Italian regions of Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Molise and Sicilia have in common, it is a dance with a curious choreography and a very particular rhythm: La Tarantela. La Tarantela has many...

Learning Italian was the best decision

Learning Italian was the best decision

Italian is an interesting and cultured language, considered as the language of medieval thinkers, possessing a conceptual richness in varied fields. It is one of the official languages of the European Union, the official language in Italy...

How to achieve an effective class online?

How to achieve an effective class online?

Online education, both in certain subjects and in a language, allows us to continue training while we develop in the comfort of our homes, regardless of the distance limitation. If you are considering taking classes online consider the...

Advantages of studying Italian Online

Advantages of studying Italian Online

Advantages of studying Italian Online are increasing. Today, online learning is a much-needed option. Technology is changing with each passing day, and education can be obtained. When we first became Internet users, we never thought it...

Knowing the greatness of Milan

Knowing the greatness of Milan

Milan, the capital of Lombardy is a city in northern Italy, well-known as the capital of fashion, is the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. is a place that surprises us because of the...

Tips to enrich your vocabulary

Tips to enrich your vocabulary

There are ways to improve or expand our language independently, both for people who are starting to learn a language on their own, and for people who attend a language course and are given the task of continuously improving and practicing...

Venezia

Venezia

Venice is a set of 120 islands joined by bridges, and with that should be enough reason to visit this unique destination in the world, therefore, when entering Venice one arrives as a story in which the magic is completely real and...

Dante in Linea: after the earthquake in Italy

Dante in Linea: after the earthquake in Italy

We take advantage of this space to thank all the people who have run amok in solidarity with the Italians, after being victims of an earthquake this past 23 August. All your good wishes have warmed the hearts of friends and family, even...

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