I am Tania,
and currently live in Conegliano, north of Venice ( where they make prosecco!).
In the past years I travelled a lot and studied abroad, ending up understanding why people love Italy so much. I never really appreciated it before, it took me to be away to understand all the pros of living in Italy, even if the country has its flows, let’s admit it!
After deciding to stay in Italy for good, now I notice more and more all the good things that happen around here every day, and I decided to share my typical Italian life with people dreaming of Italy around the world, since travelling is my biggest passion and I know what it is like to look for inspiration when you have a specific country in your bucket list and want to plan it perfectly.
Moreover, I decided to put in this project my other big passion, languages. I speak seven ( more or less!) and love to learn at least few words before travelling to a country I don’t speak the main language, even if English is always an option.
So talking with some American friends, keeping on telling me “You are so passionate about languages, you should teach Italian” , I decided to go for it and teach Italian my way, writing about what Italy is for me.
It means I am not a professional teacher, but well, I am mother tongue, I have a graduate degree in Italy, and I had to learn how to speak seven different languages during the years, so yes, I know what it takes, the good and the bad parts about it!
Grammar books can be found anywhere, somebody that really shows you how to use that specific combos of words in a sentence is not that common! Unless you are lucky enough to travel for a long time to a specific country, some things can’t just be learned online!
And so the project of Italian by Tania was born, a platform where people can find useful and fun information about Italy, to prepare their travels, learn the language, and enjoy life the Italian way.
I wanted to create for others the website I would have loved to have at my disposal when I was learning a new language or planning a new trip somewhere not so familiar.
A place where your soul can find happiness, learning a new language and dreaming of new travel destinations.
I hope Italian by Tania can be all this for you!
Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things – Flora Lewis
When life gives you twists and turns, chique yourself up in Italy! – Barbara Conelli
Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about – Benjamin Lee Whorf
To have another language is to possess a second soul ‒ Charlemagne
To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world – Chinese Proverb
You can never understand one language until you understand at least two – Geoffrey Willans
I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians – Elton John