Let’s talk about the potential of art and creativity when studying a foreign language: have you ever thought about how art can be a perfect approach for learning a new language? Especially if you have chosen to study in a town like Florence which, as you well know, is often referred to as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”: getting lost within its magnificent masterpieces is one of the best ways to learn how to express feelings and thoughts… as a real Italian would!

Studying Italian with art means be able to express yourself better

Try to imagine: you are in the Uffizi Gallery, in front of a stunning Michelangelo or Caravaggio painting. Here is the perfect opportunity not only to admire their beauty, but also to take a step forward with your Italian!

So why don’t you try to describe your thoughts and feelings in front of these works, what is the story behind these paintings and how can you express it?

By doing so, you can get more confident with elaborate thoughts or sentences and in no time at all, you will be able to speak a richer language.

But how to achieve this? It’s simple: just remember to bring a notebook with you, where you can write down your thoughts; and an online dictionary that you can consult easily from your smartphone, searching for new words and useful expressions.

This is just an example of how you can put into practice ways of expressing yourself better when it’s time to talk about your feelings, sensations and emotions in a conversation with a native speaker: so when someone asks you “what do you think about this city?” You will be able to express your answer in a much deeper and colorful way, without limiting yourself to a basic answer that could brusquely end the conversation with the person you invited out!

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy.

Study Italian in Florence in the company of art

Have you ever thought of combining an Italian language course with an art history course? Or a drawing and painting course? That’s right: these are very effective ways to learn Italian while having fun and having other possibilities to extend your vocabulary! For example, you would understand why people say “a tavoletta” to say “to go fast”; or why your new shirt bought downtown “ti calza a pennello“.

InFlorence Academy, the Italian language school for foreigners in Florence established in 1958 and located in the very heart of Piazza Santo Spirito, offers you a wide range of Italian courses – Intensive, Standard, Survival Italian, but also semesters and academic years in Florence – where you can immerse yourself in the most authentic Florentine atmosphere: the perfect way to learn and improve your Italian. You can embark on a personal journey of exploration in the magnificent city of Florence and its numerous artistic and architectural treasures thanks to the guided tours to museums and galleries organized every week.

Learning Italian isn’t just a question of becoming a fluent speaker: the main goal is to learn about the culture and be able to get more confident with it, so that you can be a real part of the new community!


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