Can you tell me more about Be Italian For A Month?
After launching the website, a few days ago, a lot of people asked me questions about my Be Italian For A Month e-course. They wanted to know how it worked, what was the concept behind it and how the idea came to my mind. I tried to explain everything in my sales page, but maybe the topic deserves a further description.
The idea of Be Italian For A Month first came to my mind last year.
I had started working on my plan for Instantly Italy, which at the time was still called Italian At Your Door, a name that I decided to change when a friend of mine told me it made her think of someone with a gun knocking at her door. I am still doubtful whether Italian At Your Door conveys such a feeling, but I don’t want to scare anyone and decided it was better I changed it.
When Instantly Italy came to my mind, I felt it was a much nicer name. I love the way it sounds and the fact that it somehow carries the meaning of being in Italy in the blink of an eye, which is exactly what I want to communicate. Moreover, when the website was still called Italian At Your Door, I was thinking of offering language courses only. When I decided that I would also offer culture courses and other types of consultancy regarding Italy, the name Instantly Italy turned out to be definitely more appropriate.
Coming back to Be Italian For A Month and its birth, the idea came from an online course I attended last year.
It was a photography course called Treasure Hunt, which was a kind of self-discovery through photos. The mood was very relaxed and laid back: very day we would receive in our inbox some photography tips and a prompt for us to explore and apply the rules of photography the way we wanted to. I loved the course, not only because I learnt a lot, but also because it made me feel part of an adventure for one month.
So I asked to myself if I could offer the same experience – obviously focused on Italy and its culture. I did some thinking and researching and Be Italian For A Month – my way to virtually take people to Italy and let them soak in the Italian culture for one month – was born.
Be Italian For A Month can be described in a lot of ways: a virtual trip, a basic language course, a journey into Italian culture and all these things together.
Just like what happened to me when I took the photo course, I want to give people some “lessons” about Italy and some prompts for a further discovery. I would like to inspire people to dive deeper into the culture and do so by learning the language, getting to know the Italian way of life better or simply booking a ticket to Italy! However, the e-course is not only meant to be an inspiration, but I would also like it to be an useful tool, a key to open a door to Italy.
Such a key can be useful for someone who is planning to visit Italy and wants to know more about the culture and lifestyle of the country.
When I travel, I am always very interested in the culture and habits of the people living in the country I’m visiting. I love to learn about their traditions, relationship with food, beliefs, festivities and so on. I strongly believe that knowing this makes you better understand the place you see as a tourist and I really want to give this opportunity to people visiting Italy as well.
On the other hand, Be Italian For A Month can be useful for someone who has no plans of coming to Italy in the near future, but is fascinated by Italian culture and wants to gift herself or himself with a virtual trip to the country. Finally, it can also be useful for those who are interested in the Italian language, but have not decided to take a lesson yet. Be Italian For A Month contains a few Italian lessons and can be considered as a very relaxed approach to a language that is equally wonderful and difficult.
Well, enough about Be Italian For A Month! I’d really like to read your opinions about Italy. If you have already been here, what are the things you liked the most? If not, is there something you’d really like to do? A place you dream of visiting? Is there something regarding Italy on your bucket list? I’m so curious about it, please let me know! I’d love to read your comments!
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