“Italians” – learning with music

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Singing a song, learning Italian and at the same time overcoming stereotypes is possible. To do this, simply sing the song Italians released on the occasion of the XV Week of the Italian Language in the World, held from 19 to 24 October. The song makes a roll of concepts used by foreigners to define Italians: “all mafia”, “Italians spaghetti” and “Italians mozzarella” are some of them. Italy also suffers from prejudice. When talking about Italy, summarizing the country saying that “in Italy they make pizza” and “in Italy they make spaghetti” seem to be enough. Written in a fun way to approach foreign students to the language, the song denounces the danger of these generalizations and reminds that “Italy is made up of people; each one has a name and a surname”. Continue reading

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“Italian of music, music of Italian”.

week-of-the-italian-language-in-the-world“Italian of music, music of Italian”. It’s the theme of the XV Week of the Italian Language in the World which will be held from tomorrow, October, 19th, until Saturday, 24th. The event aims to promote the Italian language as the great language of classical and contemporary culture. This year, the select theme aims to enhance the link between language and music, which serves as a diffusion and learning tool. Continue reading

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