Hey there, welcome to my world of languages and adventure! I’m Simone, a language enthusiast on a mission to unravel the magic of linguistic diversity and connect with cultures around the globe. Let me introduce myself and take you on a journey through my language-learning escapades.
Originally hailing from Italy, my wanderlust led me to explore different corners of the world.
For two unforgettable years, I called Germany my home, immersing myself in its vibrant culture, language, and traditions. From the lively streets of Berlin to the picturesque landscapes of Bavaria, every part of this diverse country had its own special charm.
It was during my time in Germany that my passion for languages truly took off. I eagerly explored the nuances of the German language, from the standard form to the fascinating regional dialects that amazed and intrigued me. The German people welcomed me warmly, sharing their stories, traditions, and delicious pretzels that quickly became a delightful part of my daily life.
Through international meet-ups, cultural events, and engaging with the local community, I not only improved my language skills but also formed deep connections with fellow language enthusiasts and locals.
My time in Germany was a transformative journey that forever shaped my love for languages and instilled in me a deep appreciation for the power of cultural exchange.
But my journey was meant to continue…
I learned German in Germany, and forgot German in Austria
After Germany, I had the incredible opportunity to spend time in Austria, a country renowned for its stunning alpine landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. I made my home in the picturesque city of Graz, immersing myself in the captivating Austrian culture.
From exploring the charming streets to indulging in delectable Austrian cuisine, my time in Austria was a truly enriching experience that left a lasting impression on my language-learning adventure.
It’s here that I started digging deeper into the wonderful local dialects, fell in love with them, and eventually started speaking Styrian dialect. I now switch from standard German to the local dialect based on context.
Now, a few years and 10+ languages later, I find myself in the captivating country of Uruguay, living in the vibrant coastal city of Montevideo.
Picture breathtaking beaches, lively street festivals, and the tantalizing aroma of sizzling asado wafting through the air.
This is where I currently reside, embracing the poetic rhythms of Spanish and immersing myself in the vibrant tapestry of Latin American cultures.
During my language-learning journey, I’ve had the pleasure of learning several languages including English, Slovenian, Russian, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. These languages have become a significant part of my communication skills, enabling me to express myself with confidence and connect with diverse cultures.
In addition to these languages, I’ve also ventured into the fascinating realms of Turkish, Georgian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi and Polish, where I’ve enjoyed exploring their unique characteristics and broadening my linguistic horizons.
By day, I’m a project manager, orchestrating international endeavors and collaborating with diverse teams across borders. This professional path has only fueled my insatiable thirst for languages, as I strive to break down communication barriers and bridge cultural gaps. I find joy in communicating effectively, understanding different perspectives, and fostering connections that transcend language barriers.
As you probably understood by now, while I appreciate the structured elegance of standardized languages, it’s the regional quirks, dialects, and slang that truly tickle my linguistic taste buds.
From the charming colloquialisms of Austrian dialects to the rhythmic melodies of Chilean Spanish or Rioplatense, spoken in Argentina and Uruguay, I delight in uncovering the unique expressions that make each country and culture special.
Speaking a local dialect or variant of a language connects you to a specific tribe within a larger linguistic community. It fosters a sense of belonging as it signifies shared heritage, traditions, and cultural identity, allowing individuals to feel a part of something greater and fulfilling our inherent desire to belong.
Languages are more than just words to me; they are windows into art, literature, and the beautiful tapestry of human expression.
It’s a lifelong adventure of discovery, where I embrace the opportunity to delve into different perspectives and celebrate our shared humanity.
So, grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and join me on this extraordinary odyssey. From Germany to Uruguay, from Italian roots to a global mindset, I’m here to share insights, stories, and language-learning tips that will empower and inspire you.
Together, let’s break down barriers, forge meaningful connections, and embark on a linguistic journey that will expand our horizons and broaden our understanding of the world.
As a passionate language learner and enthusiast, I’ve expanded my love for languages into my coaching programs, podcast, and YouTube channel.
On my YouTube channel, I dive into the world of self-study and optimal lifestyle practices that support language learning and a conscious life.
I’ll be sharing valuable tips on how to learn languages effectively and enhance your learning journey.
If you’re a curious and adventurous soul who loves to discover the world and learn how to learn, subscribing to my channel will be a perfect fit for you!
In addition to that, I am the host of the Simple Italian Podcast in comprehensible Italian, that with more than 1.3 million downloads quickly became one of the most downloaded podcast for Italian learners and a reference point on the web for all those who want to learn my native language.
Through engaging conversations and meaningful content, I provide a supportive learning experience to help you develop your Italian language skills.
You can get to know more about the podcast HERE.
If you are really serious about your Italian language learning though, and want to learn with someone with 10+ years of experience in the field, I also offer private one-on-one coaching programs.
It’s a completely new way to learn languages, and it is exactly like this that I have studied 10+ languages and counting.
It is what I call NEUROLANGUAGE ENGINEERING.
Because it’s rooted in neuroscience, to make your language learning journey as brain-friendly as possible.
Because learning a language is de facto a project.
As an engineer myself and an experienced project manager, I’ve put together my passion for planning and for language learning and created a very prescriptive method to take the most out of every single minute spent learning.
If you want to save time, energy and money and learn Italian effectively and faster than ever before, this is probably what you are looking for.
You can find more information about my private coaching program HERE, and book your first free consultation with me.
So whether you join me on YouTube, tune in to my podcast, or explore my coaching programs, together we’ll embark on an incredible journey of personal growth and language mastery. Let’s celebrate the power of languages, expand our horizons, and create a meaningful connection with the world around us.
Thank you for joining me on this extraordinary journey. Let’s continue to learn, grow, and inspire one another.