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Teaching English in Italy
Everything related to teaching English abroad in Italy.
July 9, 2014 | Kate Bailward 1
Florence. If you’re in Italy, it’s probably on your list of places to visit. Happily, as I revealed in my …
May 27, 2014 | Kate Bailward 6
If you decide to teach English in Italy, one thing’s for certain — you’ll be spoiled with all the public holidays there are on offer.
April 22, 2014 | Kate Bailward 4
I’ve lived in Italy since October 2009.
When I moved here, I assumed I’d be nigh on fluent by the end of the year. Italian would be the sixth language I’d tackled (English, Latin, French, German and Japanese being the other five), but the only one in which I’d skipped the classroom component and gone straight to the country without passing ‘Go.’
April 1, 2014 | Kate Bailward 10
You know when there’s someone you’re not too sure about at first, romantically? In fact, at first you kind of detest them? They’re miserable and they’re hard work and you just don’t understand anything they do or say. You’re so different from them it’s painful.
Then, because your paths keep crossing and because it would be rude not to talk to each other, you spend some time with them. And you both start to relax a little and you begin to think that maybe they’re not so bad after all. I mean, they’re still a pain in the bum and completely incomprehensible, but at times it’s sort of endearing. You stop rolling your eyes at everything they say and do and you begin to think about why they’re saying and doing those things. And, more than that, you begin to understand them a little.