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Ciao a tutti, mi chiamo Nicola, sono un tecnico meccanico di 44 anni a cui qualche anno fa, improvvisamente, dopo alcuni viaggi, è esplosa la passione per le lingue! Che meraviglia veder comunicare e interagire persone che vivono una all’altro capo del mondo dell’altra! Persone di culture, religioni e usi completamente diversi… Le lingue avvicinano i popoli…
Hello everyone, my name is Nicola, and I am a mechanical engineer. I’m 44 years old, and a few years ago, after going on a few trips, I suddenly gained a passion for languages!
How wonderful it is to see people communicate and interact with others that live on the other side of the world! People of completely different cultures, religions and backgrounds… Learning languages brings people from different countries together.
But, unfortunately I only spoke Italian! So, I made an effort to begin taking lessons for what i thought (and still think) is the most important language that I should learn: English. The lessons, however, were expensive and inconvenient (I had to go to the teacher’s home during hours I did not really prefer, and in order to get there I had to spend hours driving in traffic). Moreover, the professor was not even a native speaker! After a while I knew the bases, but I was not making any further progress… The lessons began in English but after a while, they continued in Italian.
Then, while surfing the Internet, I accidentally discovered italki. I read the many positive and enthusiastic reviews, and then I decided to try. It was love at first sight! I’m in love with this site, it’s really fantastic! I found professional teachers and informal tutors, more native speakers at half the price of my previous teachers, tutors who don’t know my native language, so I must strive to speak in the language I want to learn. In addition, I can do this comfortably from my house or my office and at timetables that are more convenient for me, without having to waste time traveling to a classroom. INCREDIBLE!!! And if you just want to talk, you can use tutoring instant and within minutes find likeable and valid tutors who help you to continuously improve your pronunciation!
I can recommend it to all who want to learn a “foreign” language. Italki is the FINAL site for language learning, and if you believe that I exaggerate or am too excited, you do one thing: try it and then tell me!
Nicola has been a member of italki since April 2014.