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Learning a language takes time and money. A lot!
So, it’s natural to look for information about how long it’s supposed to take and how much it should cost.
Especially, if you’ve just started to learn Italian, or if it’s your first foreign language, you probably have many questions about how to study, what resources to use, etc.
However, I couldn’t find a serious Italian study planner that could answer these questions concretely and accurately.
That’s why I made this free online tool!
It takes 3 minutes fill in the form below. As a result, you will able to:
To suggest a study plan, this calculator takes the following information as input:
After you entered this information, you can choose a study plan based on your time commitment and budget.
This Italian study planner includes a calculator that checks if your deadline is realistic compared with your time commitment and budget.
If the plan you chose is not enough to meet your deadline, you can either change plan or deadline to make it viable.
Under the hood, this Italian study schedule builder includes:
After you submit the form of this Italian study planner, you’ll get:
If compared with the few similar tools I found online, this Italian study planner has the following advantages:
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Learning Italian requires mastering various skills. So, every time you sit down to study, there are a range of activities you could do and the skills you could work on.
You don’t want to spend time deciding whether to listen to a podcast to learn Italian or read a short story or write an essay.
With a good schedule from this Italian study planner, you’ll know not only when you’re going to study, but exactly what you’re going to study at each time.
People learn Italian for different reasons: some need to communicate with their important others, others want to advance at work, while some just want to survive their trip to Italy.
So, it’s important to make sure that how you study fits your goals: if your goal is to talk to your in-laws in a foreign language, you need to focus on daily conversation, whereas if you study for work, you need to cover a more formal context.
A study schedule made with this Italian study planner allows you to bear your goals in mind and how each one of your study activities will help you attain them.
Let’s say that you know you need to put in some time reading in your target language. Do you have enough discipline to do that?
If you have a set time when you do your language study, it’s easier to convince yourself that you have to stick to the plan and study.
However, if you just study “when you have time,” you end up never having time and always opting to do something more entertaining like hanging out with friends or watching cat videos instead of taking your daily Italian audio lesson.
With this Italian study planner, in output, you get an example of a weekly schedule. While it’s useful per se, you probably need to customize it based on your daily life.
First, to plan your study session, decide when is the best time to dedicate to language studying, maybe during the weekend or maybe during the week. Some people find it useful to get a lot done in just one session, others are more productive in short bits of time.
Next, plan out the topics you are going to study for the whole month, so that when it is time for you to study, you don’t find yourself not knowing what to study. Instead, if you simply check your plan, you can move onwards and learn new things. Are you going to study grammar? If so, what grammatical aspect?
Finally, you might want to also plan a few breaks in your study session. This way your learning will be much more effective than staying stuck on something you don’t understand.
After you choose an option from this Italian study planner, you need to stick to your schedule.
First, be realistic about your language study plan.
When learning a language, which is a never-ending pursuit, it’s important to break this huge task into easily-verifiable checkpoints. For example:
Do you only need basic Italian for travel or something more advanced like reading the news in Italian?
Second, plan according to your priorities.
It’s not just being realistic about your goal; you also need to be realistic about the time and other constraints that will influence your path to that goal.
Not all the time that is left after work is productive. You’ll be tired on some days. You’ll have other hobbies, family commitments, attention-pullers, impromptu plans.
However, you should find at least 30 minutes a day to study, every day.
Third, put the language study plan into action.
Now you’ve got your study plan, all that’s left is to actually use it.
Put specific entries into your digital calendar or paper diary then do so. Some people like to share it with people that can hold them accountable, such as study partners or personal coaches.
As with all things, the value that you get out of your study plan will only be as good as you are prepared to commit to it.
There’s plenty of advice on how to make language study plans.
If you still need inspiration, check out this resource list.