Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘In Other Words’ & A Language That Touched My Soul

I read an article on the New Yorker about this book some weeks ago. I look forward reading this book, her adventure is the adventure of us all – when we start our travel in a foreign language…


I can’t believe I’m finally writing a review for a book that I have waited so long, a book I knew from the very start, will be something I’d love, something I’d cherish forever.

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “In Other Words” is her memoir- an experience while learning Italian. It is a beautiful dedication, a different her.

Now that I am learning Italian myself, I can relate to so many of the things she does and says in the book that its almost unbelievable yet funny. It almost seems like she is talking about my experience with learning the language. I can feel her sense of helplessness as well as her passion. I know I am a different person now that I learn Italian as she is.

In Other Words is an honest and lyrical confession of her ups and downs while learning Italian.


I had goosebumps while reading many passages, I felt…

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To keep a promise

we are in mid-February, and although it is still low season, look at our whiteboard, full of activities!

As we promised at the beginning of the year, we increased the number of extracurricular activities for our students, now there is almost one activity a day.

Moreover, many of these activities are brand-new and therefore interesting not only for the new students but also for those who have been attending Scuola Toscana for several months.

These new activities include visits to photography exhibitions, seminars (Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo), in-house, free of charge aperitivi...
So far we can say that we were able to keep the promise!