Discovering Bari

Overlooking the Adriatico see, Bari is the county seat of Puglia, in the deep South of Italy. Bari has always been an important centre for the commerce with the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North Africa: for this reason it has been elected “European gateway” by the EU. In this amazing city takes place the “Fiera del Levante“: in the trade […]

Republica Dominicana

The Republica Dominicana is in the Carribean’s island of Hispaniola. It adjoins Haiti, the Atlantic ocean and the Carribean sea. On the flag of this beautiful country you can read the three words “Dios, Patria, Libertad” which means “God, Homeland, Freedom”. If you are looking for a place with blue sea, white beaches and gorgeous nature…well you […]

A chat with Maria about her DITALS course

One of our DITALS course attendees, Maria Piccirillo, shared her impressions about the course with us and explained some aspects of it. Let’s go through this nice chat! Tell us about your education and previous work experience. I worked as a secretary in my university office (University “Orientale” in Naples). Then I worked for one […]

Contradictions In The Italian Expressions

The idioms of a language are expressions of popular wisdom. Just these combinations of a few words can sum up whole stories, legends and centuries of folk belief. That is why they are so important, as heritage of our own culture, and that is why they are so popular and used so often when somebody […]

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was one of the founders of Cubism. He was born in Malaga on October 25, 1881; his parents were Don Jose Ruiz y Blasco, painter and teacher of drawing, and Maria Picasso y Lopez. His parents understood his artistic talent very soon and they introduced him to the study of the […]

May Day

In a large part of the world, on May 1 people celebrate the International Worker’s Day in memory of the unions fights for the workers’ rights.  But why in this day? During the Second International congress in Paris, in 1889, the delegates decided that May 1 would be the international day to celebrate the social and economical conquests of the […]

Discovering Genova

Genova, also known as “La Superba”, is the biggest city of Liguria, in the North-West of Italy. Its harbour is the biggest of the country, the second in the Mediterranean sea: that is why the symbol of the city is “La Lanterna” (the Lighthouse). Genova is an old city with a long history of commerce. The […]

An interview with Giulia

A quick chat with Giulia Baronti, who attended the DITALS II Training Course at Happy Languages in October 2016 and did the exam in February 2017. We asked her some questions to understand more about why she chose the DITALS preparation course and how it went. Enjoy!   Tell us about your education and previous work […]

My HAPPY Word Contest

#myHAPPYword Take part in our contest and win amazing prizes. It is really easy, just follow these steps:   First of all take a video and tell us which one is your HAPPY word in Italian or Spanish and why. Like our Facebook Page.  Post the video on Facebook with the #myHAPPYword hashtag and tag @Happy […]

La Semana Santa

One of the most known festivity in Spain is the “Semana Santa“, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. Spain is a very catholic country, and during this week all over Spain there are processions of believers and statues depicting Jesus and his mother Mary known as “Pasos“, carried by people of old brotherhoods (confràdias) that prepare […]