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Italian

When the Moon Hits Your Eyes…

There’s nothing more romantic than the language of love, but it has a very practical side as well. With over 70 million Italian speakers and an international economy, bypassing any type of language barrier is important for a number of economic and social reasons.

Learn Italian as a second language and impress your colleagues while increasing your potential to land critical business contracts. During this course, students will experience total immersion in the Italian language. Learn basic vocabulary and terminology, as well as important phrases for use at work, during shopping or while on vacation.

  • Italy is slightly larger than Arizona.
  • Almost 20% of Italy’s population is over 65 years old.
  • Italy borders Austria, France, Vatican City, San Marino, Slovenia, and Switzerland.
  • The average Italian family has 1.27 children.
  • The Italian flag was inspired by the French flag, introduced during Napoleon’s 1797 invasion of the peninsula.
  • The average Italian makes $26,700 a year, however those in the more prosperous north make almost $40,000
  • The thermometer is an Italian invention.
  • Italy’s unemployment rate is around 8.6%, but it is as high as 20% in the more impoverished south.
  • Italian farms produce grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives, beef, and dairy.
  • The average life expectancy at birth for an Italian is 79.54 years.

(Sources: CIA, Life In Italy)