by Valeria Biancalani
Learning a foreign language can be quite tough, especially if you don't live in the country where the language you want to learn is spoken, but with a good dose of motivation and our tips, it can be easier than you think. So, if you are interested in Italian language and culture, have a look at our list of the best tips to learn Italian fast and easy:
Try to dedicate a little time to learning a new Italian word or phrase every day. When you start learning a foreign language, it's very important to be regular and constant. For this reason, perhaps it's better to study for 5 minutes every single day rather than 3 hours in a row once per month.
Even if you don't live in Italy, there are plenty of ways to become familiar with Italian: for example, listen to your favourite Italian songs and try to memorise some words, watch Italian movies, read Italian news, etc.
If you want to speak Italian properly, you will need to study Italian grammar as well. Some students get bored when it comes to studying rules and structures, but you can use technology to make it less tedious. Actually, there is a wide variety of materials to learn Italian online, and also many YouTube Channels specifically related to Italian with short videos made by native teachers explaining anything you need to know (articles, verbs, adjectives, and so on).
This is the most important tip! If you study a lot and don't practise, you will never master a foreign language. The best option is to practise with native speakers whenever possible, because it will enable you to improve your pronunciation as well. Nowadays, it's very easy to find native Italian teachers even if you don't travel to Italy. For example, you can learn Italian by Skype and talk with your teacher almost as if they were in the same room as you. Another way to practise Italian is by attending language exchange meetings. These events are usually free and are a great opportunity to meet new people who are as passionate about Italian as you.
Last but not least, even if you sometimes feel that you are not learning as you would like, never give up. Eliminate from you mind phrases like “learning Italian is impossible” because nothing is impossible! Some days will be better than others, but if you are persistent, you will make it.
So, what are you waiting for? Start your journey into a new language and culture today, and don't forget to use our tips to learn Italian fast and easy. We are sure that they will help you to achieve your goal!
Valeria Biancalani is the founder of Parlando Italiano, an Italian language school that offers private Italian lessons with native and qualified tutor
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