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Learn Italian with Alessandra

Hosted by the Consul of the Dubai Language Exchange Group
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Took place 4 weeks 2 days ago
Thu 11 Mar 18:00 - 19:30

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Italian or lingua italiana is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family.

Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland (where it is the main language of Ticino and most of the Italian Grisons, San Marino and Vatican City. It has an official minority status in western Istria (Croatia and Slovenia). It formerly had official status in Albania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro (Kotor), Greece (Ionian Islands and Dodecanese) and is generally understood in Corsica by Corsican speakers (due to its close relation to this Tuscan-influenced language).

It also used to be an official language in the former Italian East Africa and Italian North Africa, where it still plays a significant role in various sectors. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia.

Italian is included under the languages covered by the European Charter for Regional or Minority languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Romania, although Italian is neither a co-official nor a protected language in these countries.

Italian is a major European language, being one of the official languages of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and one of the working languages of the Council of Europe. It is the second most widely spoken native language in the European Union with 67 million speakers (15% of the EU population) and it is spoken as a second language by 13.4 million EU citizens.

The event will be facilitated by Alessandra Korfias