From bello to “biutiful“: What’s going on with the Italian language…and Ital-English?
Annamaria Testa is an expert of communication and creativity. She is a journalist since 1988 and founded the company “Progetti Nuovi” in 2005. She collaborates with various newspapers and several media companies, including Italy’s national public broadcasting company–RAI. She has taught at major Italian universities and since 2007 she has been teaching at Bocconi University. In 2012 she joined the Hall of Fame Italian Art Directors Club, as the first woman working in the advertising sector over twenty-five years of activity of the Club. Since 2008 she has been managing the “Nuovo e utile” website, a no-profit initiative devoted to theory and practice of creativity. Since 2012 she has been writing every week for the weekly newspaper “Internazionale”. Since 2013 Annamaria is a member of the Board of Directors of “La Permanente” located in Milan. She wrote a book collecting short stories and several essays about creativity and communication.
In the meantime, is there a phrase or a particular sentence that you like in Italian? Do you know of a way of saying, a verb that you like to remember? Perhaps even a catchphrase that you listened to in a song; read in a book or you think it is beautiful?
Film a short video and explain why you love it. Upload here until April 30th 2015 !
The new season is upon us, and we’re ready for a new set of Italian classes for beginners, false beginners, intermediates, as well as review lessons Non-Plida and new syllabus of lessons for advanced students under the Plida Certification.
Our classes are always lively, fun and interactive, as you’ll see in the cooking presentation video below from our student Lucia. We don’t want to go so far to say “throw grammar from the train,” but we like to do hands on practice before starting on grammar – “prima la pratica e poi la grammatica.”
What did you do this summer? Did you go somewhere cool on vacation, or have a delicious barbeque? Tell us all about it in Italian on the first day of class!