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Idioms

How many times a day do we use idiomatic expressions while talking? It’s very common to use them since they are quite colourful and help us to be better understood. We use them to express a thought, briefly but vividly. Every language has its own idiomatic expressions according to the characteristics and the habits of […]

City of London Roman wall

Evidence of The Roman History in London

At the beginning it was Londinium: that’s how the Roman history in London starts. The Romans settled here around 50 BC and began to build a village that served during the years as a major commercial centre of the Roman empire. It suffered assaults, big fires, plagues, but every time the Romans re-built everything up […]

La dolce vita

La Dolce Vita

The Trevi Fountain. Just saying it, another image comes up to mind: Anita Ekberg calling out “Marcello! Come here!” while sensually bathing in the middle of the fountain. That’s the most famous icon-scene in Italian cinema. Federico Fellini’s “La dolce vita” is perhaps the symbol of the Italian cinema all over the world. It’s 1960 […]

aperitivo comes

Where APERITIVO Comes From

The social ritual of the aperitivo comes from a very ancient tradition. If you think the “aperitivo” time is a modern trend, invented few years ago as a nice way to hang out with friends and socialise eating and drinking, you’re about to discover something surprising! The origins of the aperitif date back to the […]

Italian Lesson at the Bar

Free Italian Lesson

Dear HAPPY students, We would like you to practise and improve your language skills in an Italian real life situation. That’s why we are very keen to invite you for an Italian FREE lesson at the bar. The lesson will take place at Caffeina, just across from the Tower of London on Saturday 25th of October […]

private and online lessons in London with Happy Languages

Private Online Lessons

Have you ever thought of taking private online lessons? Nowadays, among many choices, taking private online lessons is definitely one of the most common ways to learn a language. Apart from being very flexible and fit everyone’s schedule quite easily, one-to-one lessons are perfect if you live in a big city or if your weeks […]

Shakespeare used to Love Italy

Why Shakespeare Used to Love Italy?

Shakespeare really loved Italy and was very influenced by the Italian poetry. Among Shakespeare’s plays more than one fourth are linked to Italy somehow. Eight comedies are set in Italy (Comedy of Errors, Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merchant of Venice, Much ado about nothing, Twelfth Night, Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Pericles […]

Sergio Leone Movies and Biography

Sergio Leone

Have you ever watched a movie directed by Sergio Leone? Sergio Leone is one of the most famous Italian film directors worldwide. Three men duelling over an empty grave full of dollars. A full close-up on the men’s eyes. The desert land burnt by an unmerciful sun. The music of Ennio Morricone underlining the thrill. […]

jamie oliver Loves Italy

Jamie Oliver Loves Italy

Every Italian who lives here in UK has noticed, at least once, the English celebrity chef Jamie Oliver on TV! But why did Jamie Oliver become a star in food business promoting a new way of cooking and eating according to Italian habits? Why did he spread so vigorously Italian recipes over the past years? […]

Good reasons to become Italian teacher

Good Reasons to Become an Italian Teacher

Why should you become an Italian teacher to foreigners? So many answers to this question! First of all, if you want to become an Italian teacher, you do it for pure passion. Passion for your country, your traditions, your history and, of course, your language! A language is something real, alive, that changes with every […]