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  • The Mole Diaries: Naples

    Tuesday, 24 June 2014

    Becky is a third year French and Italian student at the University of St Andrews, and she is about to finish her year abroad working as a British Council Language Assistant in an Istituto Tecnico in Torre Annunziata, provincia di Napoli in Italy. Here is her insider guide to the city: what to pack, what not to miss, getting around town, top tips and useful Neapolitan words, phrases and links. Most of all, Becky restores Naples's reputation and puts it on the map as a top year abroad destination.

    Published in Italian-speaking
  • Hannah studied French and Italian at Durham University, and spent her year abroad working as a Language Assistant in Tuscany, Italy, and working in a hotel in France. She is now working for an American software company, dealing with their sales to the Italian market.

    Published in Language Launchpad
  • Born in Ixelles, a district of Brussels, British actress Audrey Hepburn spent her childhood between Belgium, England and the Netherlands, including German-occupied Arnhem during the Second World War. Audrey's travels were made easier by her wide knowledge of languages; besides being naturally bilingual in English and Dutch, she also was fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
    Published in Celebrity Linguists
  • Have you noticed how there is a different coloured stripe in the middle of your dictionary? Within those few pages lies grammatical advice which can help you in the most difficult and confusing of situations; writing your CV in a foreign language, writing emails, personal and formal letters, making phone calls and the solutions to the trickiest translation problems.
    Published in Language Skills
  • Becoming fluent on your year abroad is easy as pie if you're constantly surrounded by local people at work, at university and in your social life, but in reality your 'year' abroad might be only seven months (or half of it spent in another country), you might also hang out with English-speaking friends while you're there, and of course you always need a bit of time to yourself! There's no way that you can be fully-immersed 24/7, but you still need to appear less foreign/touristy as fast as possible. Why? So that locals don't reply to you in English, so they trust you and open up to you more, and so that you feel you are progressing quickly which helps hugely with confidence. "Your [insert language] is amazing! How long have you been here for?!" We are all, secretly, praise junkies.

    Published in Language Skills
  • Gabriella Craft is doing Italian Studies at the University of Reading, and is currently on an Erasmus placement for a year at the Università degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy. Here is her guide to the city at the heart of the Italian Renaissance: how to get there, money, what you'll need, where to live, the city itself, transport and travel, nightlife, food, and the top ten hidden secrets and places to go in Florence.

    Published in Italian-speaking
  • The Mole Diaries: Forlì

    Tuesday, 16 April 2013

    Hannah Wakely is studying French and Italian at the University of Salford. She spent the first half of her year abroad studying in Forlì to fulfil the Italian quota and is spending the second half in a small town in Brittany teaching in a collège lycée. Hannah didn’t have many options for studying in Italy as the Italian department at Salford is so small, but she chose the Forlì campus of the University of Bologna because she wanted to be in the north and it has a great reputation for languages. Here's her advice for other students moving to Forlì for their year abroad...

    Published in Italian-speaking
  • Colin Firth speaking Italian

    Wednesday, 29 August 2012
    Colin Firth, most famous for his role as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, is an English film, television and theatre actor. In 1997 he married Italian film producer/director Livia Giuggioli, and now lives in both London and Italy. Firth started to learn Italian when he began going out with Livia, and he is now fluent in the language.
    Published in Celebrity Linguists
  • It would be a crime not to make the most of Italian cooking, eating, dancing, trampolining, speaking, drinking etc on your year abroad here. After all, the food is second to none, the wine doesn’t get tiresome and you’re noticing it doesn’t get much better than this: la vita è davvero bella. Oh yes, yes it is. You’re through a few months of it now and family and friends are expecting lots from you: an academic’s knowledge of Michelangelo, the ability to make perfect hand-made ravioli, distinguish your espresso from your americano, get the froth right on the cappuccino AND speak the local dialect.
  • As a year abroad student, you need language reference tools that are reliable enough to get you through living, studying and working abroad, and portable enough for travel (without affecting your weight restrictions at the airport!). To make sure you have (and can afford!) what you need, we have wangled an exclusive promotional code with Collins and their software partner Ultralingua just for TYA members!

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