Before committing to a costly course, people usually prefer to start learning on their own online. If you’re visiting Italy, you can buy a small dictionary for tourists, but the best way to go about learning the language is to simply open up a browser. Here are three ways that can help you quickly learn the language. We recommend trying them all!
- Italian is very easy to read. There are very few rules and save for a small number of exceptions, you basically read it like you see it. Because of that, you can greatly benefit from visiting blogs, websites, news sites, etc. online and simply trying to read the material. If this is too advanced for you, search for children’s stories in Italian that have audio of someone reading them. You can even find some with translations. Some blogs also have worksheets with Italian questions so that you can practice what you’ve learned. Just make sure that they also include the Italian answers somewhere so that you can see just how well you are improving.
- In Italy, most people do not speak English. Everything is in Italian, and movies and TV shows are all dubbed in Italian. That means that you can find a ton of videos on YouTube of shows and movies you’ve already seen but in Italian. Try to watch them without subtitles if you can and start with cartoons and Disney films to make things easier.
- Hiring an Italian teacher is a fast and easy way to learn and it is much cheaper than signing up for a course. It also takes up less of your time and you get the full attention of the teacher! You can easily hire a teacher online and learn from the comfort of your home with a headset and your laptop.
The best way to learn a language is to keep practicing. Here are a few tips to help you learn Italian as fast as possible.
- Surround yourself with the language as much as possible. Download Italian music to your phone and listen to it when you can, watch movies and shows in Italian, visit Italian websites and read as much as you can. You’ll see that you are learning very fast this way.
- Make lists of new words every day and memorize them. Practice using them in sentences and look them up online to see how they are used on Italian texts.
- Find someone to speak Italian with. There are loads of language exchange forums and groups where you can connect with someone via Skype to practice your Italian.
If you’re looking to hire an Italian tutor online, don’t worry it only takes a few minutes. Simply log on to a website for private tutors or language tutors, search for an Italian tutor, and hire the best one. Here are a few things to look for before hiring:
- Make sure they are available when you are. Sometimes you can see their schedule.
- Check their hourly rate and filter the results so you only see those within your budget.
- Make sure you’re hiring a native Italian speaker – that is the most reliable way to learn.
- Read the reviews and look at the rating to see what others are saying about the teachers before you hire anyone.
That’s all there is to it. Good luck with your Italian studies!