Having difficulty finding a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member?
Then why not considering a gift card for our variety of Italian language courses?
Gift Cards are now available on our website. Check them out here.
They are a great gift for somebody who is learning / wants to learn Italian, or who is planning a holiday to Italy.
Imagine gifting the feeling of having a conversation with an Italian partner, or with Italian family members and friends. It’s more than a gift: it’s giving someone a rewarding feeling of accomplishment and a deep connection with the Italian culture. There is no present that can equal this. You will officially be awarded the best person at Christmas gifts!
For those planning a holiday to Italy, speaking Italian can make a whole stay more exciting and in some cases life-changing (you never know who you can meet!). From ordering great Italian food in a wonderful restaurant to making new friends, Italian can be full of surprises.
Speaking Italian can also be a great present for a loved one who works with Italian speaking people. Trust me: it will look great on their CV!
Remember: it all starts off with little steps, but it soon grows into something special.
So don’t be stuck for unique Christmas present ideas this year, get your Gift Card here and change a life!
Why Learning a Language is Good for You
As well as making your holiday great or conversing for business, there are numerous other reasons as to why learning Italian is good for you. It also explains why a gift card is such a thoughtful present. Here are just a few reasons.
Extend your Understanding of the World
Learning with others through My Italian Room’s offerings is a great way to really get to know about the language, Italy as a country and Italian culture. Unlike many online courses, our teachers are Italian. Learning alongside other English-speaking people from countries across the world also adds to your new life experiences. What’s more, all that is without ever having to leave your house.
A True Insight into Other Cultures
Get your own direct insight into what life is really like in another country rather than just being told. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons.
Improve your own Language
As in most counties typically we develop our ability to speak English by listening then speaking. Many of us learn grammar, structure, and other linguistic aspects with differing degrees of success through school years. However, learning a new language can give you a better understanding on grammar. When comparing Italian to English in this way you can get a much better understanding of your mother tongue.
Maintaining a Healthy Brain
In 2019 Reading University research results demonstrated that speaking more than one language protects your brain from deterioration. Tests were carried out across patients with multiple sclerosis. Other research has shown learning a language is likely to slow down the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Enhanced Cognitive Capabilities
Studies from Edinburgh University confirm that learning a second language can act as a workout for your brain on a number of levels. It measured memory ability, speed of processing information, vocabulary, reasoning amongst others. All this can help with problem solving and surprisingly maths!
Self Confidence and Feeling Happy
Having a goal and progressing a little each day will give you a feel-good factor. That certainly includes learning a foreign language. Studies at Cambridge University have shown learning later in life increases both self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Anybody Can Learn
From asking “Do you speak Italian” to progressing to “Parlo Italiano”, it’s down to you and our help.
It is NEVER too late to learn. Even if you have never studied a second language before, even if you did and struggled, even if you think you are too old.
Our approach is different and is based on our method, SPAC, that was proven effective on more than 50 students who are now learning Italian with us every week. With 3 different group courses and individual lessons, you will find the right fit for your needs.
What is SPAC?
SPAC stands for support, practice, authenticity, and consistency.
You will have the right support and personalized feedback from experienced, native teachers. This is key to understand the mistakes that you make and improve week after week.
We focus on putting into practice what you know and what you learn. From our experience as teachers and students, a language is based on interactions with others and is made to be spoken. Theory without practice won’t lead you to having a conversation or to having much fun!
All our courses and lessons focus on real-life scenarios and authentic conversations so that you will get the confidence and learn the words to build an authentic connection with the culture and people.
This is a key aspect for progressing. You are probably busy and might not have a lot of time. Therefore, you can choose when and what you want to join, and you will have a weekly meeting that will lead you to great results in just a few weeks.
Finally, our priority is that you are in a welcoming and positive environment where you can learn whilst having fun and making friends with the same passion and spark. Fun has also been another proven aspect in our courses!
Get in touch and find out what SPAC can do! Ti aspettiamo.