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 single person who uses it and that makes people communicate, exchange thoughts, ideas. There is nothing more beautiful than that!

So that’s another very good reason why you would like to teach Italian: to have the opportunity to meet people from different countries, see their point of view about Italy and maybe understand a bit more about your own country, noticing what attracts people from different cultures and what doesn’t. Through the study of a language you can really get the soul of the population who speaks it.

A language is always intertwined with other aspects of a country.

As the Italian language is complex, full of rules, exceptions and contradictions, so are Italian people, a super tangled knot of qualities and virtues and faults and flaws. The bright, happy and singing disposition of Italian people is clear and recognisable inside the language as well, a language so full of vowels and therefore so musical.

A language also reflects a country’s history made by different populations and different cultures that met and crashed on the same land ending mixed up. Greeks, Romans, Goths, Arabs, Germans, French and Spanish, all together gave Italy all those different shades and colours. And each of them has left something in our language which has made it richer and more complex. It’s beautiful to have the chance of explaining your culture through the language!

Everything passes through the language: food, art, music, architecture. Something so beautiful and so admired really deserves to be spread all over the world.

So get ready and become an Italian teacher. This amazing adventure is just waiting for you!  

If you want to read more before taking this step, have a look at more interesting articles here.

 

Susanna Fiale

 

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