Radio could sound old fashioned to someone, but it’s definitely not true. Actually, Italian radios are still very popular and appreciated by both young and older audiences. When you’re out for a walk, or for running, have you ever thought of listening to some Italian Radios? Italian radio can keep you company, while you are cooking alone in the kitchen as well.
“La porti un bacione a Firenze” (“Send a big kiss to Florence”) is an Italian ballad written in 1937 by Odoardo Spadaro, a florentine songwriter and actor between the 19th and the 20th century.
He wrote this dedication to Florence in which he empathize with all those Italian immigrants who had to leave their home countries, trying to overcome poverty and to make a fortune.
Europass and its teachers are always motivated to find inspiration and effective strategies in their job.
That’s why Europass Firenze is a member of ICT4LWUL, a European project whose aim is to develop innovative methods for language teaching, supported by the use of technological tools.
Rai is the Italian national public broadcasting company, which recently offers a great collection of video-on-demand on its online platform RaiPlay.it. RaiPlay provides a wide range of Italian language transmissions, including documentaries, TV series, shows, movies, kids’ shows, theater, music, and much more.
Musixmatch is a great app that provides over 7 million song lyrics in 32 different languages. Founded in Bologna (Italy) in 2010, it is able to find exactly the song lyrics you are looking for, providing it on your favourite devices (smartphones, tablets, computers or TV). It is completely free and legal, as it has been authorized by the main international music publishers.
Italian songs are a great way to learn a language by yourself. You can improve your language skills in a fun way and, at the same time, get to grips with some elements of Italian culture.
Listening to songs exposes you to all sorts of grammatical structures such as verbs and conjugations, and these are much easier to memorize with a melody attached.
As we often say, Europass is committed to spread Italian language and culture around the world.
But this mission is even more important when it happens to meet students who are children and grandchildren of Italian Immigrants, who come to our country to reconnect with their roots and to learn their ancestors original language.
Watching movies in the original language is not only a great way to learn a new language, but allows you to make quick progress with it too.
If you like films, why not watch them with the aim of improving your Italian linguistic abilities?
TV series are a fun and useful way to learn and improve your level of Italian.
You can test yourself on the comprehension and the listening, and you can learn new words or common sayings. In a subtle way you will make progress, paying particular attention to the use of accents, the different situations and the variety of vocabulary.
Palazzo Galletti is located in Via Sant’Egidio n.12, just a few steps from the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the Basilica of Santa Croce.
The roots of the building date back to the 19th century.
Built in 1831 by the architects Vittorio Bellini and Antonio Catelani in neo-classical style, it originally housed a huge typography.