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Comunicazione di servizio: chiusura sabato da giugno

Dal mese di giugno 2021 la ns. segreteria chiuderà il sabato.

Estate KIDS: Campi estivi & English Summer groups!

Anche quest’estate vi faremo compagnia con le nostre iniziative per bambini e ragazzi!

CuriousIT – What’s in the shopping cart of the Italians in 2021?

Has pandemic changed the shopping habits of the Italians?

Hallo KIDS: Super Summer Camps!

I nostri campi estivi dal 7 giugno al 30 luglio 2021!

Hallo KIDS: Le preposizioni behind, in front of, in between – con Jenny!

Impariamo le preposizioni dietro (behind), davati (in front of) e tra (in between) con Jenny!

Hallo KIDS: Spring colours – con Jenny!

Ripassiamo i colori della primavera!

#CuriousIT – The full barrel and the drunk wife

What does it mean “volere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca”?

Le preposizioni “in”, “on”, “under” – con Jenny!

Oggi Jenny ci spiega alcune preposizioni in inglese: buona visione!

Comunicazione di servizio: Passaggio lezioni in aula & variazione orario segreteria

Alcune tipologie di corso potranno tornare a svolgersi in presenza; la nostra segreteria sarà aperta il sabato.

Hallo Kids – Che sapore ha?

Come si dicono i sapori in inglese?

#CuriousIT – Parla come mangi!

“Parla come mangi” translates literally “Speak the same way you eat” – but what does it mean?

#SOS Monday – What’s for dinner?

What are you having for dinner tonight? May we suggest trying one of these Anglo/’Italian’ specialities? When talking about food that we might or might not like we can use the following positive 👍 or negative 👎 phrases. 👍 I like …. I’m keen on …. …. sounds delicious/tasty/good! 👎 I don’t like…. I’m not…

#CuriousIT – What do you do on Pasquetta?

In Italy they say: Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi. What does it mean?

Vale sempre la pena imparare una nuova lingua – di Katia De Paola

Vale sempre la pena di imparare una lingua nuova?

Hallo Kids – Float or sink?

Jenny vestirà i panni della scienziata e ci mostrerà quali materiali galleggiano e quali affondano!

#SOSMonday – How would you describe yourself?

Today we have a list of words to describe personalities and their opposites! So, are you brave or nervous?  Hard-working or lazy?  Confident or insecure? What other words can we use to describe personalities?

#CuriousIT – Father’s Day in Italy!

What do Italians eat on Father’s Day?

#CuriousIT – Interrupt me, please!

In many cultures people wait for the other person to finish his sentence or story before talking.
Of course this happens also in Italy, but it’s also quite common the opposite.
Why is it so?

#SOSMonday – Agree to disagree!

Today we are looking at useful phrases that you can use during a debate or discussion! With these you can: • give your opinion • ask for someone’s opinion • agree • disagree So, the next time you take part in an online event, Webinar, English lesson or simply a video call with friends, try…

Comunicazione di servizio: variazione orari segreteria

Gli orari di segreteria del venerdì subiranno variazioni.

#CuriousIT – Food and wine

Wine is one of the most famous Italian products. But what wine do Italians drink with food?

#CuriousIT – The yellow books

Why would someone want to read a book just because it’s yellow?

Comunicazione di servizio: Passaggio delle lezioni online

Comunicazione di servizio: passaggio lezioni online

Hallo Kids – poesie fruttuose!

Poesie fruttuose per bambini!

#CuriousIT – Italian favourite coffee

What coffee do Italians enjoy the most?

Individual Courses

𝘉𝘖𝘖𝘒 𝘠𝘖𝘜𝘙 𝘍𝘙𝘌𝘌 𝘛𝘙𝘐𝘈𝘓 𝘓𝘌𝘚𝘚𝘖𝘕 ! Have you ever thought about doing an individual language course? Let’s take a look at some of the advantages: • You can work on personalised material based on your job / interests • You have total personal attention from your teacher • You can learn at your own speed…

#CuriousIT: The secrets of the Italian style

Italians are known for their natural sense of style. What are their secrets?

Spritz ‘N’ Chat

Learning a new language can be very difficult, right? To fully understand how a language works, you can’t just study it, you have to live it too! That’s why we have organised a series of online events – Spritz ‘N’ Chat – to give you the chance:  to improve your communications skills in English to…

Hallo KIDS: il ritmo dell’inglese

Si può imparare l’inglese con la musica?

#CuriousIT – Tips in Italy: how does it work?

To tip or not to tip? That’s the dilemma!

Teaching Unplugged

What is Teaching Unplugged and why do we use it in our classrooms? Teaching Unplugged / Dogme is an approach to language teaching that encourages teaching through visuals or short texts and focuses on conversational communication among learners and teachers. The emphasis is on the student’s real-life experiences. The lesson content is driven by the…

Flessibilità, formazione e procrastinazione

Vi siete mai ridotti all’ultimo secondo per consegnare una relazione, una tesi o un progetto? Come risolvere?

L’apprendimento genuino: impariamo ciò che è utile

Vi è mai successo di ricordare più facilmente una strada quando avete collegato gli elementi visivi a fatti o storie?

Il feedback: criticità nella formazione linguistica

I feedback nella formazione linguistica sono uguali a tutti gli altri feedback?

Super ricetta per bimbi curiosi!

Carissimi/e, Oggi vi proponiamo una super ricetta per far innamorare i vostri bimbi dell’inglese! Prendi l’energia vulcanica di un bimbo tra i due e i quattro anni Prendi una mamma o un papà Mettili in una stanza con un insegnante madrelingua qualificato Usa materiali didattici di prima qualità, oggetti concreti con cui i bambini possono…

Webinar “Remote working: The best of both worlds?””

Webinar sul lavoro da remoto: quali sfide pone e ha posto?

#Openweek: How to say “no” politely

Quali sono i modi più appropriati per dire “no” in inglese e nella cultura inglese?

#Openweek: Greetings in the workplace!

Come si saluta in modo appropriato in un contesto lavorativo internazionale?

#curiousIT – Applaud for the pilot

Do Italians applaud for the pilot at the end of the flight? If so, why?

Hallo Kids: impariamo nuove parole!

Vocabolario inglese per bambini curiosi!

Hallo! News – It’s A Small World After All!

From Welsh to Hindi! A recent report by the BBC has shown language learning spiked during lockdowns. But why are people learning new languages when they can’t travel anywhere? Read the article to find out! https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20201230-why-are-we-learning-languages-in-a-closed-world

#SOSMonday – Sage Advice 💡

Have any of your friends or family already given up on their New Year’s resolutions? Is somebody you know in a dilemma? Why not offer them some advice using one of these methods!

Hallo! News – Out with the Old and In with the New 🔥

Every New Year’s Eve in Bologna, a ‘bonfire of the old man’ is held in the centre of the city. The old man represents the old year, which is superstitiously burned to get rid of its ugliness in the hope that the next year will be better. Due to restrictions, this year’s bonfire was virtual…

SOSMonday – 🥗 Make A Fresh Start! 🏋️‍♂️

It’s almost time to celebrate the end of 2020! So today we are making some New Year’s resolutions! Here are some ideas for 2021: I’m going to….. • Exercise: do more / join a gym / take up a sport• Health: lose some weight / go on a diet / eat less chocolate / stop…

#CuriousIT: Christmas and Santo Stefano

Italian traditions on Christmas and Santo Stefano day!

Hallo Kids: Five little rendeers, con Miss R

La nonna di Miss R ci legge una storia di Natale!

Natale 2020: auguri e riflessioni

Una piccola riflessione e i nostri auguri per questo Natale 2020

Hallo KIDS: Christmas time, con Jenny e Luigina!

Le parole del Natale in inglese: un video per i più piccoli!

#SOSXmas – 🇬🇧 ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly! 🎄

Ever wondered how people spend Christmas in the UK? Well wonder no longer! Feast your eyes on these British Christmas traditions! Are they strange? How do people celebrate Christmas in Italy?

Hallo Kids: Muddypaws goes to school – con Miss R

Oggi Miss R ci legge “Muddypaws goes to school”, di Peter Bentley!

#meetitalian: Dimmelo!

Can one word express a whole sentence? The answer is: yes! At least, in Italian. Let’s take for example the word “Dimmelo“. It means: Say this to me. Indeed, we can guess the subject (you) from the verb “di’ “, the Italian for “Say you”; There’s an object, “this” (a secret, an information, whatever), expressed…

Hallo Kids: i vestiti invernali, con Jenny!

Vestiti invernali – come si chiamano in inglese?

Hallo KIDS: Miss R. legge “From head to toe”

Miss R. legge “From Head to toe” di Eric Carle!

Hallo! Business – The World’s 💯 Most Powerful Women

Forbes has published its annual list celebrating the world’s 100 leading female figures. Among the names are CEOs, royalty, political leaders, even pop stars. Certain female leaders have been praised this year for how they have been dealing with Covid-19 in their respective countries. In America history was made when Kamala Harris became the first…

Hallo KIDS: Al supermercato con Jenny!

Conosci i nomi dei frutti in inglese?

#curiousIT: The social value of coffee!

Il valore sociale del caffè in Italia!

#SOSMonday – 🏮 Let There Be Light! 🕯

Different festivals of fire and light take place at this time of year. There was Diwali on 14th November It’s ‘St. Lucy’s Day in Sweden on 13th December: And 21st December sees the seaside town of Brighton host the ‘Burning of the Clocks’ festival: With these illuminating celebrations in mind, we thought we’d share some…

Hallo Kids: Good night stories, con Miss R!

Miss R è al vostro servizio: leggiamo insieme “Little Cloud” di Eric Carle!

Italian Artworks – #4 𝘚𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 by Arnaldo Pomodoro

📍 Rome 📍 Pesaro 📆 1960s onwards Pass through any industrial Italian town and you might notice an imposing structure in the middle of a roundabout. Often celebrating the local export, it could be a boy holding a fish, a precariously balanced car, or even a giant bunch of grapes! But there are those who…

#meetitalian – Il pantofolaio!

What do you call a lazy person in Italian?

Natale 2020: Regala un’esperienza linguistica!

Sono arrivate le nostre proposte per il tuo Natale!

A che gioco giochiamo? con Jenny!

Come si chiamano i nostri giochi preferiti in inglese?

Hallo International: il nostro amore per l’Italia online!

Hallo dedica una pagina Facebook alla cultura italiana e all’Italia: clicca il link e scopri di più!

#SOSMonday – Meet and Greet 👋

Hello / Hi! It’s nice to meet you / It’s been a while! How have you been? / How’s it going? How are these greetings different from each other? Let’s get to know some formal and informal greetings…

Italian Artworks – #3 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘸 by Caravaggio

📍 San Luigi dei Francesci, Rome 📆 1599–1600 We return to Rome for the third part of our Italian art tour. Out of the light and into the darkness. Or rather, we can now see the light in contrast to our surrounding darkness. The technique you can see in this painting is known as ‘chiaroscuro’.…

Hallo presenta: Oxford Test of English for schools!

Oxford Test of english for schools: la nuova certificazione per ragazzi dai 12 ai 16 anni!

Hallo! Business – The Side Hustle

Do you have a side hustle*? In these uncertain times, it pays to have an extra income on top of your main job. But should you tell your boss about your extra job? What is the secret to a successful side hustle? Read the article below to discover more! *𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘭𝘦 – a piece of…

#SOSMonday – Coffee Break! ☕️

It’s National Espresso Day today! But what does your favourite coffee say about you? According to a study, they found that your coffee habits reveal the following personality traits… Do you agree with yours?

Il tour della scuola, con Jenny!

Oggi facciamo un tour della scuola in inglese, con Jenny!

Italian Artworks – #2 𝘚𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 by Giorgio Morandi

📍 Bologna 📆 1961 After the celestial grandiosity of last week’s work I’d like to take a breather. A moment of reflection. Let’s settle down and take a look at this contemplative piece by Morandi. Angels aren’t swooping. Choirs aren’t singing. Demons aren’t dragging damned souls to hell. Instead, we imagine we are in the…

Hallo presenta: Elena, Deutschlehrerin!

Vi presentiamo Elena, insegnante di tedesco!

Buoni motivi per studiare il tedesco… con Hallo!

Iscriviti entro il 27 novembre: avrai un corso online da 20 ore a soli 280€! Contattaci per maggiori informazioni! Scrivi a info@hallo.international oppure chiama lo 051406363

Hallo! Business – That Friday Feeling

Black Friday is just around the corner. With many high street shops closed, consumers are turning to online stores to shop around for the latest deals. In fact, many online stores have already started Black Friday events, selling products at a big discount to make the most of the occasion. Let’s take a look at…

#SOSMonday – The Next Episode

What TV show are you watching at the moment? Are you hooked? Can’t wait for the next episode? Let’s look at some phrases to help you describe a TV series. It’s called… 🎟 It’s a …. show (genre) 📺 It’s about… 🛤 The main character is… 🦸🏼‍♂️ _ (actor) plays ___ (role) 🕴 It’s set……

#meetGerman: l’insalata di cavi

Il menù del giorno: oggi insalata di cavi!

Italian Artworks – #1 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘭 𝘊𝘦𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 by Michelangelo

📍 Vatican City 🗓 1508 – 1512 We couldn’t start a series on Italian art without looking at arguably its greatest masterpiece. This ceiling is an essential work of High Renaissance Art. Commissioned by Pope Julius II, the painting includes nine scenes from the Book of Genesis, of which The Creation of Adam is the…

Hallo! Business – Achievement Unlocked!

With the release of the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X this week, we thought we’d dive into one of the biggest industries in the world – Video Games! Let’s starts by looking at 7 video games that changed the world: Video games could even help you get a better job! Here’s how! https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49317440…

#SOS Monday – By, Bye, Buy?!

Today we are looking at a strange English phenomenon – HOMOPHONES! A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. It may also differ in spelling. The two words may be spelled the same, as in rose (flower) and rose (the past tense of rise), or differently,…

Hallo KIDS: Che tempo farà? – con Jenny!

Impariamo a dire che tempo fa con Jenny!

#meetgerman – la pera luminosa

La storia della pera luminosa tedesca…

RETTIFICA: Corsi collettivi adulti online & apertura sabato segreteria

I corsi collettivi adulti passano online.
La segreteria rimane aperta di sabato.

Hallo! Business – How The US Election Works

It’s all eyes on the USA today as the presidential campaign comes to a close. But do you know how the US election works? Watch the video and then consider the questions below: Do you think the American system of choosing a leader is fair? Given that the electoral college is unlikely to disappear, can…

#OTEweek: certifica il tuo inglese con Hallo!

OTE week: la tua certificazione di inglese a un prezzo speciale, dal 30 novembre al 4 dicembre!

Hallo Kids: i colori dell’autunno, con Jenny!

Inglese per bambini: impariamo i colori dell’autunno!

#meetGerman – lo scherzo delle scale

In tedesco esiste la parola “scherzo delle scale”. Ma cosa vuol dire?

#SOSMonday – New Restrictions Apply! 😷

As Italy works to approve new COVID-19 restrictions, we thought we would look at some key vocabulary to help you understand what’s going on!

#meetGerman – Il cibo del drago

In Germania esiste il “cibo per draghi”! Ma di quali draghi si tratterà mai?

Le parole stregate di Halloween!

Scopriamo insieme a Jenny le parole stregate di Halloween!

Hallo! Business – Nightmare Product Launches! 😱

It’s Halloween this weekend. So we thought we would take a look at some truly terrifying products that failed miserably upon release! Do you remember any of these horrors? 1957 — Ford Edsel Bill Gates cites the Edsel flop as his favorite case study. Even the name “Edsel” is synonymous with “marketing failure.” Ford invested $400 million into the car,…

#SOSMonday – Happy Hallo!ween!

This blog is a repost from Garnet Education. Please find the original article here: https://www.garneteducation.com/top-10-halloween-idioms-and-expressions/. With Halloween lurking around the corner, here are some spooky idioms to get you in the spirit! DIG YOUR OWN GRAVE Meaning: to do something that will cause you harm or problems in the futureExample: Student 1: I think I’m going to…

#perchéuncorso? Ricapitoliamo!

I più attenti si saranno accorti che ultimamente ne abbiamo parlato tanto, ma facciamo un punto: perché fare un corso di lingua?

Hallo! News – Where Next? 🌎

The Lonely Planet has released its list of the best places on Earth to visit. The “Ultimate Travel List” ranks 500 of the must-see places to add to your bucket list. What’s the best sight you’ve ever been to? Where would you like to visit from the following destinations? • Himalayas • Stonehenge • Mount…

#meetGerman: la pre-felicità

Scopriamo insieme cos’è la prefelicità!

Hallo Business! – Culture Shock!

Have you ever experienced culture shock? Decide whether these cultural etiquette statements are true or false. 1. In Singapore, the word ‘no’ is considered impolite.2. In Greece, you should nod your head upwards to say ‘yes’.3. In Italy, it is a bad idea to turn up late for a meeting.4. In the Netherlands, it is…

#perchéuncorso: il valore dell’apprendimento in gruppo

5 motivi per fare un corso di gruppo!

#SOSMonday – The State of Play

What are doing right now? Is it an action? Or a feeling? Do you have an opinion? If you want a coffee / love dogs / own a car you are in a state! That is, we use stative verbs to talk about things like – Thoughts – Feelings – Possessions – Senses – Existence…

#meetGerman: il verme nell’orecchio!

Dovremmo preoccuparci dei vermi nelle nostre orecchie?! Dipende: amate i tormentoni estivi?

#perchéuncorso: come si passa da un livello all’altro?

Come si passa da un livello all’altro?

#meetGerman: fatti grammaticali, la posizione del verbo

Dove si posiziona il verbo in una frase in tedesco?

Hallo! Business! – Getting a job!

How can you 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕠𝕦𝕥 as a job candidate in these tricky times? The BBC asked 9 top bosses to reveal their secrets on how to impress during the job application process. Click below to discover their insider tips! https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54507672 #hallobusiness #recruitment #hiring #careers #jobapplication

Coming soon: Spritz ‘n’ chat… online!

Torneremo a prenderci un aperitivo insieme: dal 22 ottobre ripartono gli incontri Spritz ‘n’ Chat online!

#perchéuncorso – level up!

Come si misura la propria conoscenza di una lingua?

#meetGerman: il cavallo di fiume!

Cos’è il misterioso “cavallo di fiume” tedesco? Scopriamolo!

#perchéuncorso – Zoom, let’s learn the ropes #1!

un videotutorial per iscriversi a Zoom!

Hallo! News – The Call of the Wild!

Today we have two news stories for you! 1. Papillon the Bear at the centre of a national debate in Italy! Should he be released or locked up? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/05/papillon-the-bear-how-the-escape-genius-sparked-a-national-debate-in-italy-aoe 2. Tasmanian Devils reintroduced into mainland Australia! Should more animals be released into the wild? https://breakingnewsenglish.com/2010/201008-tasmanian-devils-m.pdf Which side are you on? Should we lock up animals…

#MeetGerman: a cosa mai potrebbe servirti il tedesco?

Il tedesco è una lingua difficile e inutile. O forse no?

Hallo! Business – The rise of the Covid robots!!

In an age of social distancing, machines are being used for everything from cleaning to taking temperatures. Take a look at these ingenious droids that help people in their everyday jobs! Which one would help you carry out your daily tasks? Do you have a robot at your place of work?

#Perchéuncorso? Perché anche online è facile!

Perché scegliere un corso online? Come funziona Zoom?

#SOSMonday – Life Lessons Through Teaching!

Today is World Teachers’ day and to celebrate we have a collection of quotes dedicated to the humble art of educating! Which teachers have inspired you? What was your best classroom experience?

Hallo! News! – Dress To Impress!

September saw the return of Milan Fashion Week! Here are the highlights from the catwalk shows of some of Italy’s most famous designers! But, would you wear these outfits? Which one is your favourite? What do you think of designer clothes? Visit this link for some fashion related idioms: https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms-clothing.htm

#SOSMonday – Fake News?

Netflix have just released a new documentary – The Social Dilemma – which explores the rise of social media and its damage on society. Amongst the issues dealt with is social media’s role in spreading conspiracy theories and fake news. So today we want to test you with a selection of news headlines. You have…

Hallo! News – Sophia Loren Returns To Film Aged 86

The Italian superstar is returning to cinema after an 11-year absence.  Loren stars in upcoming Netflix drama The Life Ahead, which is directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti. It will be the second film adaptation of the novel by Romain Gary, following a 1977 movie named after the main character, starring Simone Signoret. Following a premiere…

Hallo! Business – How Miscommunication Happens

“𝙒𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙬𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙨 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙚 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠.” ― Epictetus, a Greek philosopher • What does the quote mean? Do you agree with it? • When we communicate, what is more important: listening or talking? • What are the qualities of a good communicator? •…

#SOSMonday – Shades of Autumn

Welcome to our online art exhibition marking the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn! Below you will find a collection of paintings and useful vocabulary to describe them. Enjoy! Details of the Painting (Title, Artist, Materials, Size, Location) The title is generally written in italics. You could start by defining the painting in…

Hallo! News – Try Reading This Out Loud!

The ancient art of reading aloud has a number of benefits for adults, from helping improve our memories and understanding complex texts, to strengthening emotional bonds between people. And far from being a rare or bygone activity, it is still surprisingly common in modern life! Read more (out loud!) on the BBC website! 🌐👇 https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200917-the-surprising-power-of-reading-aloud

#SOSMonday – A Sporting Chance

September is a great time of year to start learning a new sport! So let’s look at some sporting idioms we use in everyday English to help give you a head start. These will really help your conversations to get off on the right foot! idiomsport of origin meaning example sentence across the boardcards equal…

Hallo! News – Aggressive Punctuation Marks?!?!

A report from Binghamton University in New York shows that the full stop is “intimidating” to young people because they view it as a sign of anger.Linguistics experts studied the effect of technology on the way we use language. Dr Lauren Fonteyn said: “If you send a text message without a full stop, it’s already…

Hallo! Business – How To Be Productive

Which of the factors listed below badly affect your productivity at work? Why?• procrastination • deadlines • multitasking • lack of a daily plan • noise in your work environment • email/message notifications • meetings • breaks • cluttered desk or space • interruptions from coworkers As we start the new school year, we’re thinking…

#SOSMonday – Lets get back to work!

So the dreaded day has finally arrived. The holidays are over. It’s the first Monday back at work! 😞 You have to organise yourself, contact your colleagues, maybe even speak English again! 😨 But don’t despair! 😃 We’d like to give you a little tense review to help you start communicating again on the right…

Hallo! News – Life in Space

Have you ever wondered what life is like in space? Well, now you can find out! Samantha Cristoforetti, the first female Italian astronaut in space, has published a book entitled ‘Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut’. Follow this link to read an interview about her daily life onboard the International Space Station: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/aug/25/samantha-cristoforetti-international-space-station-italian-astronaut

Hallo! Business – Office Sounds

What do you listen to to help you focus? Classical music? ‘lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to’? Ambient noise? Some remote workers are turning to websites that provide artificial office noise to help them concentrate! Is this something you would try? Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53724338

#SOSMonday – English ‘Loan’ Words

Did you know that English has ‘borrowed’ more than 380 words from other languages?! Try to match these English ‘loan words’ to the correct language! admiral, anime, bagel, beef, broccoli, bungalow, café, candy, caravan, cockroach, delicatessen, entrepreneur, glitch, graffiti, guerrilla, khaki, pyjamas, rickshaw, rucksack, shampoo, tsunami – Arabic – French – German – Hindi and…

Hallo! News – UK exam U-turn

The UK has made a U-turn over the system it used to award exam grades for students hoping to attend university. Are exams the best way to assess students? Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/y2ycmhbf Also today, we’re thinking about studying. Which is the best way to study? • YouTube• Practice tests• Sleep well• Don’t panic• Read•…

Hallo! Business – Phone Phobia!

Are you scared of speaking on the phone in English? Today’s video will give you 5 tips for overcoming phone anxiety! But first, do the following exercise… Complete the phrasal verbs with the particles given below. up (x2) down (x3) through slow …….. : to reduce the speed at which something happens, e.g. you speak…

#SosMonday? 🛋

Wait, wait, let’s just take a moment.Ferragosto has just been and gone.You’re probably feeling nice and relaxed. So, today he we have some phrases to help you chill out and enjoy your holiday. Chill / Chill outThese three expressions are different ways of saying “relax”. Footloose and fancy-freeIf you happen to be footloose and fancy-free,…

Hallo! News – Could the pandemic end?

In a special report for the BBC, Saidata Sesay explains how an end to the Covid-19 pandemic could happen. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-53664605/coronavirus-how-does-a-covid-19-pandemic-come-to-an-end

How to connect while apart

Zoom founder Eric Juan speaks to TED about developing the world’s most popular video chat software. Video: www.ted.com/talks/eric_yuan_how_to_connect_while_apart

#SosMonday – It’s Time To Get Away!

So here are some useful phrasal verbs for talking about the holiday season! get/go away – andare in vacanza wind down / kick back / chill out – rilassarsi take some time off – prendersi una pausa set/head off – mettersi in viaggio check in – registrarsi hang/wait around – aspettare take off – decollare…

Hallo! News – Venice Film Festival Gets Green Light

The 77th Venice Film Festival will go ahead this year! The decision has been made to continue with the annual cinematic celebration, providing certain precautions are put in place, including: outdoor screenings half empty seats temperature checks mandatory face masks social distancing Perhaps the organisers could look to Sotto Le Stelle Del Cinema for some…

Hallo! Business – Meeting Mishaps

Are you working from home at the moment? There are several ways that things can go wrong in online meetings. Match each type of problem with an example: Problems: a fail = a bad idea a mishap = an accident, when something goes wrong a technical difficulty = problems with technology a. your wi-fi goes…

#SosMonday – I’m going to…

We often use ‘going to’ to talk about our future plans and intentions. We use be going to + the base form of the verb: “I’m going to read a book” “I’m going to relax” What are you going to do during your summer holiday?

Hallo! News – Juve win again!

Juventus have won their ninth Serie A title in a row after beating Sampdoria 2-0 in Turin! But what are your predictions for next season? Will ‘The Old Lady’ win it for a tenth time? Do Bologna have a chance?To make a prediction, we can use the following verbs (+ adverbs) depending on the probability:…

Hallo! Business – Cool but smelly?

Consumer goods company Unilever has revealed that ice cream sales rose dramatically (by 26%), whilst deodorant sales declined during the Covid-19 lockdown! So, what did you spend more / less on* during isolation? Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53511028 * we use the verb spend with the preposition ON + object. So, I spent more (money) on toilet roll.…

Hallo! News – Bergamo and Brescia to become Best Friends?

Fierce rivals Bergamo & Brescia have been named joint Italian capitals of culture for 2023. The proposal will see the two cities set aside their differences and unite to promote cultural attractions in their area. Read more here: https://www.thelocal.it/20200720/bergamo-and-brescia-named-joint-italian-capitals-of-culture-of-2023 Unite synonyms associate coalesce combine conjugate connect couple join link (up) marry unify

#Sos Monday: Ci vuole un po’ di tatto

Come descrivere ciò che tocchiamo in inglese?

#SosMonday: It tastes like…

Impariamo a descrivere il cibo!

#SosMonday: Gambe in spalla!

Quali modi di dire esistono con “legs”?

#SosMonday (Tuesday Edition): a che gioco stai giocando?

Che modi di dire esistono con Game?

#SoSMonday: Hand in hand

Quali sono gli idiomi con “hand”?

Oxford Test of English for schools

Oxford Test of English adesso è disponibile anche per i ragazzi!

#SosMonday: She’s a Rainbow

Che modi di dire esistono con i colori?

Hallo Presenta: Hallo INTERNATIONAL!

Hallo presenta: Hallo International – LiveItaly!

#SosMonday : Sunny days

Che parole esistono con “sun” in inglese?

Offerte estive TOP! con Hallo!

Mettiti in gioco con le lingue, con le offerte TOP di Hallo!

Oxford Test of English: un’offerta SUPER!

Un’offerta super per certificare il tuo inglese!

#SosMonday: Uk vs. US

Differenze di vocabolario tra inglese britannico e americano!

#SosMonday: who let the dog out?

Che modi di dire esistono con la parola “cane”?

Cinquanta sfumature di slang italiano

Quali slang italiani sono nati negli anni 50?

#Caresharing: un ringraziamento a tutti voi

#Caresharing si conclude, ma ci rivedremo presto con nuove iniziative!

#CareSharing: Smart English Week – week 13

CareSharing: Smart English Week prosegue…

#CareSharing: Ti racconto una storia… week 13

CareSharing: Ti racconto una storia prosegue…

#CareSharing: Ti racconto una storia…

Ci teniamo compagnia in questi giorni di distanze fisiche?

#CareSharing: Smart English Week con Hallo!

Ci teniamo compagnia in questi giorni di distanze fisiche?

SOS Monday – “Finally”, un po’ di chiarezza!

Finally, at last, lastly or in the end?

Sospensione lezioni e chiusura uffici dal 24/02 all’01/03

Sospensione lezioni 24 febbraio – 1 marzo 2020

I primi passi: l’ABC operativo del tedesco business

Come studiare tedesco e non mollare subito: Hallo spiega come!

SOS Monday: L’ordine degli aggettivi

L’ordine degli aggettivi in inglese!

Sos Thursday – Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: cosa vuol dire?

#SosThursday – Australia Day

Let’s talk about the Australia Day!

Sos Monday – Borrow and lend

Qual è la differenza tra “borrow” e “lend”?

Sos Monday – We were in three

Come si dice: “eravamo in tre” in inglese?

Sos Monday – Dress and wear

Qual è la differenza tra “dress”, “wear” e “get dressed”?

Sos Monday – Real vs. Really

Qual è la differenza tra “real” e “really”?

Sos Monday – Money

Sos Monday – Money

Sos Monday – Varietà nazionali: Britain vs. Australia

Sos Monday: British vs. Aussie

CHIUSURA 04/10/19 – Festività patronale

Resteremo chiusi venerdì 4/10!

Vi presentiamo il nostro team: Agnese Chiarini

Chi fa parte del nostro team?

Vi presentiamo il nostro team: Claudia Neuhoff

Chi fa parte del nostro team?

Vi presentiamo il nostro team: Francesca Amabile

Chi fa parte della squadra di Hallo?

Sos Monday – Back to school!

Idiomi sulla scuola

Coming soon: Open Day – 21/09

Mancano 22 giorni al nostro Open Day!

Around the world: Puck Fair

#SosMonday è andato in vacanza, ma noi vi terremo lo stesso compagnia! Benvenuti a “Around the world”! Sigla! Cosa accade nel mondo ad agosto? Tralasciamo volutamente le cose brutte (ne parlano a sufficienza gli altri media…) e scopriamo oggi il Puck Fair! Che cos’è? Il Puck Fair si dice essere il festival irlandese più antico…

Sos Monday – Shall we eat together?

Sos Monday – Restaurant

Do you speak Business? Being Assertive

Do you speak Business? Learn how to be assertive!

Sos Monday – Stations

Sos Monday – Stations

Alternanza scuola – lavoro: pensare un futuro in altre lingue?

Il nostro primo progetto di alternanza scuola – lavoro

Sos Monday – Sports idioms in daily life

Quali idiomi legati allo sport esistono?

Do you speak Business? Leave your cell at home!

Do you speak Business? Let’s talk about good behaviour in an interview!

Sos Monday – Water

Quali sono i modi di dire con “acqua”?

Do you speak Business? – Touching base

Nice idioms for the Business world!

Sos Monday – Bus

Sos Monday – Bus

Oxford Test of English: a video presentation!

Che cos’è l’Oxford Test of English?

Orario estivo e chiusure Hallo!

Orario estivo e chiusure 2019

Tutti per uno e uno per tutti! – Promozioni estive Adulti

Scopri le nostre promozioni estive per adulti!

Superare gli esami di riparazione? E’ facile con Hallo!

Scopri le nostre promozioni estive per bambini e ragazzi!

Sos Monday – Call me maybe

Sos Monday – Abbreviazioni da SMS

Sos Monday – The dog & the stick

Come diciamo in inglese prendere fischi per fiaschi, granchi o abbagli?

Aperitif time? No, Summer time!

Gli incontri Aperitif time sono terminati – ci vediamo il prossimo anno!

Lunedì 03/06/19 – Open Day – Campi estivi multi-lingue

Siete tutti invitati all’Open Day del 3 giugno!

Sos Monday – Quando il gatto non c’è…

Come si dice “quando il gatto non c’è, i topi ballano” in altre lingue?

I campi estivi – La Terra

Cari bambini,   se dico “terra“, cosa vi viene in mente? Magari i castelli di sabbia che si fanno al mare, sotto lo sguardo divertito della gente; o le scarpe bianche da non sporcare, che sennò la mamma si mette a gridare! O magari pensate ai bei panorami: alle distese in campagna o alla verde…

Buon 17 maggio da Hallo!

Buon 17 Maggio da Hallo!

Sos Monday – Walk & Talk

Sos Monday – Camminare e parlare

Campi estivi 2019 – L’acqua

Vi presentiamo il tema dell’acqua dei nostri campi estivi!

Sos Montag – Birra e Insalata

Sos Monday in tedesco – birra e insalata

Do you speak Business? – Run

Phrasal verbs for business – run

Campi estivi 2019 – L’aria

Oggi vi presentiamo uno dei temi dei nostri campi estivi: l’aria!

Campi estivi 2019 – La terra

Il terzo dei tema dei nostri summer camp!

When in Rome…: tradizioni pasquali

In Italia le tradizioni legate alla Pasqua sono spesso legate al cibo (come le uova di cioccolato) o alle funzioni religiose (come le processioni)… in altri Paesi le usanze possono essere molto diverse!

In viaggio Nonni e Nipoti – soggiorni nelle Dolomiti

Una settimana a Dobbiaco a contatto con la natura, per vivere un’esperienza di gioco tenera e coinvolgente insieme ai nostri insegnanti madrelingua.

Sos Monday – Hat

Modi di dire con “cappello”!

Do you speak Business? – Telephoning

Business English tips about Telephoning

Chiusure Aprile – Maggio – Hallo! Bologna

Chiusure di Hallo! tra aprile e maggio

Do you speak Business? – Meeting

What kind of meetings do we have?

Campi estivi 2019 – L’acqua e noi

Campi estivi – il tema dell’acqua

Campi estivi Multi-lingue – Hallo Bologna

Sono aperte le iscrizioni ai campi estivi!

SOS Monday – Leopard

Language pills: leopard

SOS Monday – Numbers

Scopri nuovi modi di dire inglesi sui numeri!

SOS Monday – Olanda

In italiano conosciamo due cose olandesi: le mini-crepes e l’olandese volante. In inglese troviamo due espressioni “olandesi”…

Certifica il tuo livello di Inglese

Con l’Oxford Test of English dai uno slancio alla tua carriera con un certificato riconosciuto a livello internazionale.

SOS Monday – Back in business

Che siate esperti di finanza o studenti squattrinati, oggi imparerete qualcosa in più sugli affari.

SOS Monday – Cracking nuts

Siamo a inizio settimana e la probabilità che vi siano già capitate situazioni o persone difficili da gestire (cerchiamo di essere diplomatici, va) è molto alta.

SOS Monday – Let’s talk about the weather

Eccoci di nuovo al nostro SOSMONDAY, piccole curiosità per addolcire il rientro al lavoro, a scuola o università!

Are you curious enough?

Eccoci di nuovo al nostro #SosMonday, piccole curiosità per addolcire il rientro al lavoro, a scuola o università!

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Certifica le tue competenze dell’Inglese con l’Oxford Test of English presso Hallo Bologna.