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 […]

Colombia

The Republica de Colombia is a South-American country. It adjoins Perù, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brasile and Panama, and it overlooks both Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Colombia is sadly famous for the recent history about cocaine’s cartels, above all the ones of Medellin and Cali. Because of them, Colombia went through a civil war lasting many years. […]

Cities in The Italian Expressions

Usually Italians are really proud of the city they are from and sometimes they joke about other cities or people from other cities: for exemple people from Genova are considered stingy or people from Milan snobbish. There are also expressions used in the everyday language that refer to different cities and have a specific meaning for Italian people. So let’s see […]

Antoni Gaudì

Antoni Gaudì y Cornet was born in June 25, 1852, it is not sure if in Reus or Riudoms. Fifth son of two artisans,   Francesc Gaudì y Serra and Antonia Cornet Bertran, Antoni studied in Barcelona. He graduated in 1878 at the “Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona“, but at that time he had already […]

Four Reasons to Take a Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language

Why taking a Certification to attest your Italian Language level of competence? Well, there are for main reasons to think very carefully about that. Let’s go through them! Boosting your motivation. If you have been studying Italian for a while, setting a challenging goal might make the difference: planning the exam preparation and facing its difficulties […]

A chat with Giuseppe – DITALS Course Attendee

We met Giuseppe Di Natale in our office and had a lovely chat about the DITALS training course he attended at Happy Languages in October 2016 and the DITALS I exam he did just after the course. Let’s read more about his experience! Tell us about your education and previous work experience. I gained a […]

Galicia

Galicia is an indipendent area in the North of Spain. It is bordered to the North by the Cantabrico sea, to the West by the Atlantic ocean, to the South by Portugal  and to the East by the indipendent areas of “Asturias” and “Castilla y Leon“. This area is divided in 4 regions: La Coruña ( A Coruña in gallego […]