Online Italian Lessons

Live online Italian lessons on Skype for effective communication

Why take online Italian lessons with Stefano

  • Online Italian lessons anywhere, at any time
  • Focus on communication
  • Stick with Italian from day 1
  • Learn words through gestures, not translation
  • Learn grammar by examples, not rules
  • Memorize by spaced repetition
  • Gain study tips from a polyglot

Do you need individual guidance on Italian pronunciation, grammar, and conversation? Take online Italian lessons on Skype!

Learn Italian Online with a Polyglot as a Teacher

If you’re struggling to learn a foreign language, trust the advice of a polyglot language teacher and translator.

I was raised speaking only Italian, and now I speak nine foreign languages, mostly at an advanced level, several of which I learned without going abroad, some in only a few months. I achieved this as an adult by speaking with people, not in class or with books, using original techniques and free or affordable learning resources.

I’ve taught Italian to adults in language schools and universities. I work as an independent translator from Japanese, Korean and Chinese into Italian. I’ve written a book and lectured in polyglot clubs about my method.

I have developed my own Italian audio course “Ripeti con me!” Based on spaced repetition, this course is for total beginners to intermediate learners who want to practice speaking.

Online Italian lessons to learn fast

My online Italian Lessons & Teaching Style

My online Italian lessons are designed to:
– Practice all the skills needed for communication
– Learn words through gestures, and grammar by examples
– Gradually shift from textbook to real-life material
– Follow a plan to master grammar
– Memorize by spaced repetition
– Keep topics relevant to you
– Keep motivation

Apart from regular language classes, if you’re serious about learning Italian or any other language, I recommend that you invest in my language coaching course “Fluent. Simple.”

Italian Language Lessons for Beginners “Speak from day 1”

Are you wondering how you could study more effectively?
People would often ask me for advice on how to learn languages, so I came up with the idea of teaching following the same method I use myself.

I specialize in effective communication. My students want to gain real-life skills to travel and live in Italy like an Italian, but their study time is often skewed toward grammar and translation and, as a result, they can understand some Italian, but cannot speak with confidence. That’s why I give you the structured conversation practice that you need, while pronunciation and grammar are acquired naturally.

My role is to guide and correct. The chat log on Skype makes notes to revise later. You’ll learn words by gestures, and grammar by examples. Most of the time you will be speaking, and you’ll be speaking in Italian, from day one! You’ll keep a positive attitude and feel free to make mistakes because that’s how we learn. Learning should be simple, and fun!

This is the structure of a typical 1-hour lesson:
Part 1. Repetition to reinforce vocabulary, grammar, and speaking.
1.a (10-20 min) We revise key points from the previous lesson.
1.b (10-20 min) We make variations and expand contents from those key points.
Part 2. New material to practice reading and introduce new grammar and vocabulary.
2.a (5-15 min) We read a dialogue from the textbook (for beginners) or real-world material available online (for intermediate students and above).
2.b (5-15 min) We have a conversation based on the text we read.
Part 3. Speaking for fun.
3.a (5-10 min) We have a leisurely chat based on pictures.

I select material based on your goals. For example, if you want to learn how to make a hotel reservation, we’ll browse rooms on Airbnb together.

Two 1-hour lessons a week is a good schedule to make progress. If you’ve just started, I recommend 30-minute lessons 4-5 times a week.

Lesson Cancellation Policy

  • You may reschedule or cancel on the booking platform up to 24 hours before the lesson.
  • I’ll make up for any time lost because of me by granting extra time, or a partial or full refund.
  • If you’re late more than 10 minutes, that counts as a no-show.
  • Any lesson time lost because of you arriving late, equipment not working, etc. is lost. The lesson ends as scheduled.
  • A 50-minute lesson lasts 50 minutes or less, not more.

How to Book an Online Italian Lesson

  1. Fix an appointment from the form below. Select the type of lesson that you want to take, date, and time. In the notes, tell me about your level and goals.
  2. Proceed to checkout. The lessons may be purchased individually or in a discounted package. In the case of a package, you may book the first lesson now and leave the others unscheduled.
  3. Be on Skype at the scheduled time.
Stefano Lodola

Meet your Italian teacher

As a language learner, I was raised speaking only Italian, but now I speak nine foreign languages.

As a teacher, I’ve taught Italian to adults in language schools and universities.

I’ve lectured in polyglot clubs and coached students on their way to fluency.

I’m eager to share my secrets with you.

Stefano Lodola

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Rating from students

Absolutely wonderful! So excited to start my lesson plan.
online Italian lessons
Victoria Kelly
USA
Stefano's Language coaching was an excellent use of my time, Stefano helped me to understand what programs and resources he has found most useful in acquiring new languages. I feel more focused and confident and am working on my self-study program now. Thank you, Stefano!
Italian language student
Neal C
UK
My lesson with Stefano was engaging and gave me a better idea of how i should approach my language studies in the future. I thank him greatly and I hope to implement these new methods into my everyday life. He is very knowledgeable and will explain any questions one may have in great detail. Definitely recommended to those who are interested in starting a new language or improving their method of study.
Italian language student
Ayrton vidović
Croatia
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