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Italian ranks as one of the most studied languages in the world. Why? Italy is the cradle of the Western civilization. To learn Italian will help you to study art history in the land that inspired Michelangelo and to read La Divina Commedia in the words of Dante. A recent UNESCO report states that over 60% of the world’s art treasures are to be found in Italy. Italian language is key to study and research in the fields of art history, literature, archaeology and philosophy. Knowing Italian enables you to better appreciate and enjoy classical music. Musicians and opera singers consider it a key professional skill. Italy is the culinary leader of the world and the increased popularity of the language reflects the growing obsession with Italian food. Moreover, Italian is the language with the highest number of words for naming food, restaurants, dishes and produce! Italy is the world’s hub when it comes to fashion and design. A knowledge of Italian allows you to study the original work of renowned Italian designers such as Versace, Gucci, Armani, Benetton, and Prada, to name but a few, and find employment at one of the world famous Italian fashion houses. Of all the romance languages, Italian is the closest to Latin and it is estimated that 60% of English words derive from Latin. Learning Italian will make any other romance language, including Spanish, French, Portuguese and Romanian, more approachable and easier to learn. The majority of students of Italian are fascinated by the musicality of the language, the simplicity of its sounds and the charm of its words. When words do not suffice, Italians are masters in the use of hand gestures and facial expressions, which break down all communication barriers. And finally studying a foreign language stimulates the brain, by boosting problem solving skills and improving memory. SO START TO STUDY ITALIAN