Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world. Of the over 7,000 known living languages only 3 have more students than those that study Italian. The fellow European tongues of English, Spanish and French take the top three spots.
So why is the Italian language so popular one might ask? What is the draw that keeps the 19th most spoken language at the top of the 'To Learn' list? Mirko Tavosania, director of ICoN believes it has to do with inherent qualities of the language itself.