I assume you’re interested in learning Italian, or you wouldn’t be reading this article.
But wanting to is one thing.
Actually deciding to give it a go (or to keep at it, if you’ve already begun) is quite another.
Perhaps you need reasons to convince your partner, parents, children or grandkids that taking an Italian course at Madrelingua is an excellent idea?
Or maybe the person you really need to persuade is yourself?
No matter. Here are twenty-four winning arguments for you to employ!
Why Learn Italian?
- As a personal challenge
- So you feel less like a Martian when traveling
- To spend some time working or studying in Italy
- To emigrate to Italy, or to integrate better if you’re already here
- To make your resume/CV stand out from the crowd
- To improve your study and cognitive skills (or to ward off decrepitude!)
- To build your self-confidence
- To impress others
- To set a good example to your kids
- To avoid boredom
- To better understand others
- To boost your career
- To gain new opportunities
- To develop your communication skills
- To become a more interesting person
- To communicate with Italian family or friends
- To rediscover your roots
- To explore cultural or religious interests
- To understand Italian music, movies or literature
- To get better academic scores
- To discover Italian food and wine (not just what’s in your local deli)
- To even the score with Italians who speak your language
- For a sense of achievement
- Out of the sheer joy of learning
Cavolo, I’ve almost convinced myself!