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Travel Series: ANDIAMO IN ITALIA

Italian Language Classes in New York at ABC Languages

Ah summer in Italy, the land of enchantment. And those fun loving Italians, so welcoming, so tolerant, so accommodating.

And they are very hospitable.  They love visitors and are determined to show off their beautiful cities, their enchanting landscape, and their incomparable cuisine.  But, although you will rarely hear about it from them, there are unspoken rules in Italy, a secret Italian code of conduct that you breach at your peril.  Well out of earshot, Italians are frequently known to comment on foreigners who fanno una bella figura - "make a good impression" and those who, in the eyes of gli italiani, fanno una brutta figura.  If you stray far enough from the boundaries  of good behavior, you will almost certainly be corrected by an embarrassed waiter or concierge.  Here are the rules:

  1. Milk in coffee only before lunch, or in the form of caffè machiato, literally coffee with a "spot" of foam milk.   – Un cappuccino should never be ordered after pranzo (lunch) or cena (dinner).  It is primarily considered a drink for colazione (breakfast) and, if you must, you could have one at tea time (around 4pm for a little pick-me-up when the shops open up after siesta).  But that's it!  The Italian caffè (espresso) is really out of this world but, if you can't drink coffee without milk and you are outside of approved cappuccino times, order a machiato.  And, BTW, if you take your coffee at the bar of un bar (café), you generally need to pay first and it will be cheaper than if you sit at a table.

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Intro/Travel Crash Courses at ABC Languages in New York

INTRO/TRAVEL CRASH COURSES

Want to make sure that the next time you travel abroad you don't order the sheep's brain entrée instead of the steak? Interested in just checking out a new language before making a commitment? Consider this your first date!

Our 2-hour Intro/Travel courses will take you through the vocabulary and phrases you will need to get through a couple of typical travel situations and introduce you to your new second language. If you fall in love with your new language and decide to take a class with us within in 3 months, we'll waive the $50 registration fee!

The only question you have to ask yourself is "What have I got to lose?"

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