Did you know that there are roughly 6500 languages spoken in the world today? How on earth are you meant to decide which one(s) you'd like to learn? From German to Greek, Portuguese to Punjabi, the choice is overwhelming. In honour of the European Day of Languages 2015 (26/09), we've put together this guide to help you select the language(s) that best suit your needs. Good luck!
The British Institute of Florence was founded in 1917 to promote cultural exchange between Italy and the English-speaking world. If you fancy brushing up your Italian while learning a new skill (the Institute offers courses in Italian, History of Art and Fine Art), the British Institute could be the perfect place! Grace spent 3 months studying there as part of her degree at the University of Pittsburgh, here she tell us about her experience...
Peter is studying Italian and Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University and is spending his year abroad working as a Language Assistant in an Istituto Tecnico in Parma, Emilia-Romagna. This is his guide to the small Italian city.
Kate Roberts is a 24 year old blogger and travel addict! She has recently moved back from the UAE so that she can travel Europe before moving back to UAE permanently. This is her guide to one of the world's most magical cities. For more of Kate's travel writing, have a read of her blog.
Emily Harrison studies Spanish, Italian and Management at the University of Leicester. She spent her year abroad working as a Language Assistant with the British Council in Friuli, which is in North East Italy.
Suzie McKee is a Spanish and Italian student from the University of Bristol. She is currently on the second half of her year abroad in Brescia Italy, working as a teaching assistant, having previously worked as a receptionist in a language school in Gran Canaria. Have a read of her blog for more on her year!
Megan Evans is studying for an MA in French and Italian at the University of St Andrews. She is spending an Erasmus+ year studying at Universita degli studi di Verona, Italy. Here's how her week usually goes...
Harriet Barter studies Spanish and Italian at the University of Exeter and is spending her year abroad doing a work and a study placement in Italy. Here she tells us the 8 stages of coming to terms with having to leave your year abroad location, just as you get settled! Read this post and more on Harriet's blog.