About me

I was raised speaking only Italian, and now I speak twelve foreign languages, mostly at an advanced level, several of which I learned without going abroad, some in only a few months.

On this website, I provide original resources to learn Italian that I made myself based on my experience.

Stefano Lodola

Italian language teacher and polyglot

Your Italian language coach

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

I work as an independent translator from Japanese, Korean and Chinese into Italian.

I’ve lectured in polyglot clubs about my method.

As an online Italian tutor, I’ve done 1500+ classes on Skype on multiple language teaching platforms.

I have developed my own Italian audio course “Ripeti con me!”

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Why this website

There are plenty of language blogs and language-learning apps.

Language blogs all look the same. That’s because they need to generate traffic and they do that by writing the same topics. In that sense, mine is no exception.

However, on my blog, I try to educate visitors to learn Italian and other languages the way I do it myself.

Instead of recommending random resources, I insist on the only course that prompts you to speak – Ripeti Con Me.

Why Ripeti Con Me

Many language apps also look more or less the same. They have a catchy interface with elements of gamification like earning experience points or hearing fanfares upon completion of a lesson.

That’s not bad per se, but that often gives a false sense of achievement when in reality little progress is being made.

In fact, even the best-designed language courses overlook the most important thing in language learning – speaking.

We only learn languages by listening and mimicking what we hear, and yet, language apps let you click your way through a lesson without prompting you to utter a word.

That’s why I made an audio course and called it “Ripeti Con Me” (repeat after me).

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