ItalyLearn Italian in Italy
Italian is a popular language among artist, musicians and music lovers. The choice to learn Italian is most often one of love rather than reason. Opera singers, history of Art learners find this an important language to learn.
If you live in Italy or want to travel regularly, knowledge of Italian will increase your experience manifold. Many Italians do not speak other languages so if they realize you speak Italian they can become very talkative! Italians do not expect visitors to speak their language and they are quite forgiving of language mistakes and are willing to speak more to compensate for your relative muteness. This makes for an encouraging climate for the language learner. Italian tends to be seen as a language of the arts and gastronomy. In the US, UK and Japan, Italian has the aroma of upper class, where people could afford to spend time learning a beautiful and culturally attractive language with no direct economic utility.
In countries where a Romance language is spoken, Italian is seen as an easy language. Italian is spoken mainly in Italy, with 58 million native speakers. Other countries where it is an official language include San Marino and the Vatican two very small independent states and also Ticino a Swiss canton with almost a million population.