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Top 5 Italian Books for Learning Grammar and Vocabulary

Top 5 Italian Books for Learning Grammar and Vocabulary

Have you considered learning how to speak Italian? While taking Italian lessons with an experienced teacher is certainly a good idea, language-learning books can be a great supplement to traditional classes. In fact, many teachers encourage or even require their students to utilize Italian books while not in class to further their studies. With so many Italian books on the market, however, it can be difficult to determine which ones are best suited for you. That’s why we’ve combed thro … Read More

Top 5 Italian Books for Learning Grammar and Vocabulary
Have you considered learning how to speak Italian? While taking Italian lessons with an experienced teacher is certainly a good idea, language-learning books can be a great supplement to traditional classes. In fact, many teachers encourage or even require their students to utilize Italian books while not in class to further their studies. With so many Italian books on the market, however, it can be difficult to determine which ones are best suited for you. That’s why we’ve combed thro
Your Complete Guide to Japanese Sake
Want to learn more about Japanese culture as you take Japanese lessons? Then you should explore different types of Japanese cuisine and Japanese beverages (if you are of age). Sake is a popular Japanese beverage, and luckily, if you're unable to travel to Japan, you can enjoy certain types of sake in the United States...  So next time you head out to eat sushi, you'll be able to order and enjoy sake like a pro. Here's everything you need to know about Japanese sake. What is Sake? Althou
Getting Down to Business: Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Doing Business
Close the deal on your next Italian business trip with this lesson from Italian teacher Nadia B. on useful Italian phrases and etiquette tips for doing business... Are you planning on doing business in Italy? It’s important that you learn Italian—even just a little—before your trip, as you want to interact with constituents in a professional and polite manner. In this article, we’ll explore various useful Italian phrases and words you can use to ensure your meetings go off without a hi
Guest Podcast: One Thing In A French Day
You know the best way to learn French is to practice every day, but where should you start? One of our favorite ways to study any language is listening to podcasts! Not only do you get the benefit of hearing spoken French, podcasts also contain interesting tidbits of vocabulary and culture you might not get in a textbook. And besides that, podcasts are simply fun. One of our favorite French podcasts is One Thing In A French Day, a podcast that chronicles one woman's life in France and
How Many Spanish Speakers Are in Your State?
Spanish is quickly becoming a prominent language in the US -- in fact, it's estimated that there are now more than 54 million Spanish language speakers throughout the country, accounting for almost 20% of the entire US population! These stats alone are a compelling reason to learn Spanish as a second language. But it's also interesting to look at how the language has grown over the years. The infographic below, put together by Day Translations (with data from the US census, Pew Research Cente

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