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3 Useful Tips to Learn Italian Fast

Updated on December 2, 2010

Learning Italian: The Path of Least Resistance

While you can't learn Italian overnight, you can learn Italian fast. A sensible way to approach it is to use a mix of methods that is the least difficult for you. Probably you will need to try out a number of programs or strategies before you can find the one that gets results for you. Whichever method you select for learning, you ought to take it one step at a time, and don't count on becoming fluent in Italian overnight.

Here are 3 approaches for quickly learning Italian that I've gathered. Give each one of the tactics a try for at the least 2-3 weeks to see whether it's helping you out.

Meet Native Italian Online

The world wide web offers you a range of useful resources to learn Italian fast. Apart from the great many online language programs to choose from, another thing you should do is search for a native speaker to keep in touch with. It's likely that you'll be able to meet some Italians online who wish to enhance their English skills, and you may help each other free of charge.

In addition to sending instant messages and emails, you can speak with the person through the use of Skype or a similar software which allows you to talk to people around the globe very cheaply. Also you can watch out for online forums and chat rooms where people speak in Italian. Make the most of the advances in this new technology, as it provides you with valuable ways to learn Italian and meet up with native speakers on the internet.

Blend into Local Italian Communities

Maybe you cannot travel to Italy personally, you can visit local areas where Italian is spoken so that it is easier for you to learn it. There are plenty of communities in the USA, Europe along with other nations where Italians live. Whenever you spend some time in these communities you will be close to the language and can practice it.

You can locate stores and eateries owned or operated by Italian people as well as Italian language newspapers and periodicals. Merely listening to people talk Italian each and every day is helpful. Therefore for those who live near an Italian community, make sure you visit it as often as possible.

Attend Adult Education Class

Signing up for an adult education class is a great way for learning Italian, or perhaps get an introduction to it. Plenty of community colleges and other places where adults can take a whole lot of classes have language instruction and Italian has become very popular. The courses are typically in the evening since they are for people who work in the daytime.

Despite the fact that you can get lot of materials from an audio or online program, a classroom environment permits you to interact with other students and speak the language to them. The teacher can also let you know what you are saying wrong. Instant feedback is the major advantage of classroom learning thing most independent study tools lack, even the best ones.

A class also makes you study and gives you a physical location to be in. This can be a great motivator by itself. More often than not when you make an effort to learn Italian on your own, you lose the desire to complete the course. Whereas a class on the other hand will allow you to focus more. The friendly competition amongst the classmates will also spur you on.

In conclusion, learning Italian are often very gratifying. Learning a new language provides your mind the chance to think in fresh ways, and it exposes you to another culture. Once you begin learning Italian, keep these 3 tips in mind. So long as you plan to study regularly, you will notice that your abilities in speaking and understanding Italian are certain to get better.


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      Audioworld 6 years ago from South Africa

      This is good solid info and yes I agree that time is an issue these days.

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      Marty Neville 6 years ago

      All forms of learning has its good and bad points. Plus each student is different so some types will fit them better than others. You obviously know what you want and suit you best. For those who are unsure, the thing to do is to try a few methods to find out what suit you best.

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      emonkhan74 6 years ago

      That is why when my drive to learn Italian sinks in, I go for it. But with today’s busy schedule and the so many things already cramming my cup, I can in no way sit in a classroom, look out the window and listen to teachers and students who doesn’t speak the language well. Who needs a language teacher when you can learn italian online? And a classroom type in learning a new language is less effective and impacts the amount of time the student learn.