Varieties of Italian language
Comparable to French and in
contrast to English, German
or Chinese, Italian is a largely
centralized, monocentric language. Standard Italian is based on
the Tuscan dialect as Tuscany and its major city Florence
was at its economic and cultural peak at the time of the codification
of Italian language.
Local dialects and regional varieties can be strong (with
Neapolitan being largely unintelligible to speakers of standard
Italian) but there is only one correct variation of standard Italian.
However, in all Italian-speaking regions standard Italian is used
for official and educational purposes and in media.
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In all recommended language schools you are taught standard Italian.
Acquiring some local slang and dialectal vocabulary is fun and adds
excitement to your Italian learning experience. However, your main
activities will be centered around standard Italian!
Recommended international Italian courses in Italy!