Parli italiano? Do you speak Italian? Have you ever thought, "How can I learn Italian?" Not sure where or how to start?

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Learning Italian can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Learn Italian with these tips I used to help me learn a new language.

Make a Plan

Before you ask, "How can I learn Italian?" ask yourself, "Why do I want to learn Italian?" Is it for travel? For work? Culture? Hobby?

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  • Set achievable goals. 15 minutes a day is better than 3 hours 1 day a week. But don't try and spend 1 hour a day if that isn't practical for you.

  • Learn the basics before trying to jump into the hard stuff (such as the subjunctive tenses!)

By breaking down your learning into realistic chunks, your progress will be more noticeable and achievable.

Use Language Learning Apps

Many language learning apps offer free access and are great ways to get started on your language journey. Apps such as Duolingo, Mondly, 50 languages, and Memrise all have basic free options.

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It's a good idea to use a selection of different apps to get an idea of how they work. They all offer slightly different methods of learning, so you can find the one that meets your needs.

Immerse Yourself in the Language

Try to surround yourself with the Italian language every day by listening to and reading different beginner material. Podcasts are a great way to start listening, while reading short texts is great to learn new vocabulary and sentence structure.

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There are many free reading and listening resources to help you learn Italian:


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Practice Regularly

Remember that the key to learning any new language is to practice regularly, ideally every day for at least 15 minutes.

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To stay consistent with your studies:

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