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Working and Living in Italy

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1. Posted by annakawana (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I am thinking of working and living in Italy, obviously learning the language. Any advice from people who have done this??


2. Posted by djiboutici (Full Member 465 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I'm actually surprised nobody wrote to you about the Italian Language,i suggest you first enrol in a shool for Adults to learn Italian and believe you'll be an expert on Italian in 6 months.And i'm sure in the meantime you can find work while you are learning.
:)All the Best...Love From London BilanX:)

3. Posted by LuisaMiao (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


do you have any knowledge of italian right now? of ocurse it's better if you can speak a little. but you can find work also without Italian knowledge. A lot of English speakers come to Italy and as first job they teach English to italians

Of course, if you need more informations, write me a pm!

good luck!

4. Posted by Ulvova (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You might find work without speaking Italian but you'll obviously have more chances to find one (and which is interesting) if you speak it (not necessarily fluently but if you understand and can express yourself it is good). You should start (if you have not started) learning the basics before you go (a little every day puts you quickly in the right "atmosphere"). You can find lots of websites which introduce you to the language on the Internet. Check on Google. I already found lots of them this way when I wanted to brush up my Italian. Try and find some work to do before you come unless you have plenty of money. The school for adult learners is a good suggestion (but once more you better save up a little, they are usually not very cheap from what I could see...).
Doyou have any idea of where you want to live ? If you come from Australia, you might be used to some degree of modernity and I heard that the north of Italy was much more modern (it is only what I heard though) unless you give priority to a warm weather !