As of right now I can only speak fluent English however I want this to change and for the past 6 months I’ve been on and off trying to learn Italian. During this time I’ve seen what works best for someone who’s interested in learning but doesn’t necessarily have a lot of time to dedicate to it.
- 1. Download the Duolingo app for free. This app is strangely addictive, it recommends you doing atleast 10 minutes a day and allows you to choose from various languages. I’ve found this great down to how convienent it is.
- Follow a meme account on instagram in your chosen language. This is something I decided to do to try to encourage me to keep going with the learning process. It’s always a good feeling when you work out what is being said and because memes circulate and have pictures it is a lot easier to understand and work out.
- Watch films/series with subtitles on. People say that the best way to learn a language is to move to that country, therefore I thought by watching films in Italian it would emerse myself into that culture as though I was there. And even though I am reading the subtitles it is surprising what goes in without you realising.
I am new to learning languages other than French and German which I did only in school. If anyone has been at it longer I’d love to hear your tips.
So far I have only travelled within Europe with the exception of Florida. Therefore I cannot fully say where my favourite place is, however I can say from what I have seen so far.
Growing up I’ve been on various holidays within Spain including the Canary Islands, and this used to be the main place we went to. In 2014 however we went to Kefalonia, Greece and since then I’ve fell in love. Therefore, my current answer has to be the Greek Islands. So far I have been to Zante, Kefalonia, Corfu and Crete. The beaches in Kefalonia were beyond beautiful and I would love to return purely for that reason, Crete however I would say is the best all round with amazing views and beaches.
My answer: Greece
Below are more pictures from my trip to Crete last year.
See my Crete Summer ’16 Blog Post for more info and pictures of Elounda, Crete.