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How to Help Students with Language Learning Anxiety

By Kelli Drummer-Avendano

Learning a new language can be exciting and enjoyable, but it can also be nerve-wracking even for the most confident student. Language learning anxiety is a very real thing; it even has a name, xenoglossophobia, and it could prevent some students from excelling or even participating in the language classroom. While you may not be able to take all the fear out of learning a new language, here are some ideas to help students feel more comfortable: 

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Italian Design

By Claudia Quesito

Together with the unavoidable food, design is one of the Italian icons, known and celebrated all over the world. Italian design refers to everything devised and manufactured in Italy, including interior, fashion, urban, and architectural design. Some design items are universally recognized as made in Italy, but maybe not everyone knows that all the items that follow are 100% Italian.

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La Street Art in Italia

By Claudia Quesito

Virtually everywhere around the world, street art has a controversial history. Often born as an anti-establishment act, initially considered a mix of vandalism and ugliness, it is now almost universally valued as a form of art. Italian street art was born in the wake of New York’s movement and, if an official birthday has to be found, it is definitely the exhibition Arte di frontiera. New York Graffiti organized in Bologna in 1984.

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Il linguaggio dei fiori

By- Claudia Quesito

Few things are as universal as flowers. Their magical beauty, joyful colors, and intoxicating perfumes have inspired countless quotes and sent messages all over the world throughout history. Many flowers are traditionally associated with specific feelings, wishes, or messages. However, these meanings change from culture to culture, and it might be good to consider them before sending someone a bunch of flowers. 

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