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Speaking the Language

Rome - Speaking the Language

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Italian is the official and most widely spoken language in Rome. However, Rome is a large tourist city, and many within Rome's major tourist areas speak English.

As an expat, it will be most beneficial to learn Italian for day to day life in the city. As a new resident, you will often find yourself outside of tourist areas. Although many of Rome's residents are friendly and helpful to those who do not speak the language, many who do not live or work in the main tourist area do not speak English. Knowing Italian will help you to better assimilate into the city's culture.

Learning Italian will also help you to get the most out of living in Rome. By knowing the language, you will not be limited as to where you can go or where you can work.

Rome offers a variety of schools where Italian can be learned from native Italian speakers. Courses range in duration and style to meet the needs of expats. Below is a list of and links to some of the popular schools where Italian can be learned in Rome.

Italian Language School in Rome
Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci
Piazza dell'Orologio 7
00186 Roma
Phone: ++39-06-688.925.13
Website: www.scuolaleonardo.com/Italian-language-courses-Rome.html




When looking for a school, it is important to find a school that offers real world experience and chances to truly learn Italian as it is spoken. Some of the schools listed above offer public outings to help you learn to get a real world grasp on Italian.

An added bonus to taking classes in Italian is the opportunity to meet other expats. Some of the students will be those who simply want to learn Italian in an Italian city, while others will be expats just like you. Building a network of friends will make your move to Rome even more fulfilling and enjoyable.

If you are moving because of work, check with your company to see if they have any partnerships or programs you can use to learn Italian. This may greatly decrease the cost of classes and may help you to connect with other recent expats in your company.

Although learning Italian is not essential for living in Rome, it will help you transition better in your new community. It will also open up more of Rome to you and will help you to feel more comfortable in your new home.

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