We know that learning a new language can be tough. But you should also keep on learning new things in life and language is just a start. Therefore, I personally love to communicate in Italian (rather than English) and find out ways on how to improve my Italian. Recently, I did some research on this matter and found out some very interesting resources which I would like to share with you. So, if you are in the same boat as me and want to improve your Italian too, then you need to know about the resources mentioned below.
Watch Video Tutorials to improve Italian
The first and the best method that I found out about improving Italian is by watching videos. Yes, you should watch video tutorials made by experts to improve your language skills. In this videos, experts share their pronunciation, meaning of a word and general tips and tricks. Yabla Italian is a great resource which I personally recommend for improving your Italian.
Improve your Italian with music
Another way to improve your skills over Italian language is by listening to the music. You must have heard that music helps in many ways. One of those ways is learning a new language, Italian in our case. There is a great phrasebook alternative that I recently found which makes you learn and improve your Italian. This is known as the Rapid Italian and is a very effective way to learn Italian without knowing that you are learning something. This just feels natural and you will notice that the tunes have stuck in your head.
Listen to Podcasts to improve your Italian
Recently, there is a growing trend of listening to podcasts. I have also started listening to podcasts and it crossed my mind one day that why not learn Italian from podcasts? Then, I researched a bit about Italian podcasts and found out a great one. ItalianPod101 is an excellent podcast which gives you Italian lessons which you can download too.
Take Italian lessons on Skype
You can now take Italian learning lessons from Skype as well. You must have heard about Skype which is a great way to communicate with international friends and family. Now, you can take Italian speaking lessons too. This is done via Italki, a platform which has about 10000+ teachers from different parts of the world. You can learn any language that you want and the teachers will be available to chat on Skype.
Read fluency guides on Italian language
One of the classic ways to learn a new language is through reading books and guides. Therefore, I came to know about a great new guide for fluency on Italian language. This guide is called as “Why Italian is easy” written by Benny Lewis who is a renowned author of the Italian language.
Learn Italian and improve on it with Duolingo Italian
Now, this is a recommendation which is extremely simple and convenient to use. Nowadays, everyone (including me) is using a smartphone. It doesn’t matter whether it is an iPhone or an Android. The fact is that it is a smartphone. A new app called Duolingo is available for both iOS and Android which is a great resource for learning Italian on the go. Now, there is a dedicated course on Duolingo specially created for Italian named as Duolingo Italian. The best part about Duolingo is that it is totally free to use and you can use it wherever you go. This app comes very handy for me whenever I am travelling and don’t remember how to pronounce some words or when I don’t know the meaning of a particular word in Italian.
Everyone is different and has a different studying method. You might prefer listening to podcasts while I’d rather a personal tutor or reading a book. Try different methods (resources) and keep using the one that gives you the best results and make you feel comfortable with. 🙂
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