Fluent. Simple. Blog.

A polyglot's tips to learn Italian or any other language fast

Stefano Lodola

By STEFANO LODOLA

In this blog, I’m going to share with you what I actually do to learn foreign languages.

I put popular tools and personal tips together into a complete language workout for your brain.

Find more tips on my on-demand webinar “Fluent. Simple.” After this quick-start guide, you’ll know exactly what to do from now on to learn a foreign language effectively.

I also recommend a couple of inspiring guides to learn languages by other polyglots:

Now, enjoy these free tips!

Tips to learn Italian and other languages, fast

learn Italian while you sleep
Italian

Learn Italian while you sleep

Can you learn Italian while you sleep? You wish you could learn Italian in your sleep, right? When you are trying to balance family, school, work and the rest of your responsibilities, spending 8 hours of your day asleep can seem like wasted time. It would be nice if you

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how long does it take to learn italian
Italian

How long does it take to learn Italian? Is it hard?

Is it hard to learn Italian? Whether it be for an upcoming vacation in Rome or a business trip to Milan, you want to be fluent in Italian as fast as possible. You want more than basic sentences for travelers. However, our personal and professional life leave little time to

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italian quotes
Italian

Best Italian quotes

Italian Quotes Italian quotes: who said that? Here’s a collection of quotes, phrases, and sayings in Italian by famous poets, proverbs, actors, etc. together with their English translation. Feel free to use them on a t-shirt design, for a piece of writing, or a tattoo. The Italian language is derived

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italian proverbs
Italian

Best Italian proverbs

The best Italian proverbs with English translation to learn the Italian language The value of Italian proverbs Here’s a list of Italian proverbs together with their English translation. A treasure of popular wisdom! A proverb is a short, pithy saying that expresses a traditionally held truth or piece of advice,

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pimsleur italian review
Italian

Pimsleur Italian review: audio lessons that work

What is Pimsleur Italian? Pimsleur Italian is one of the longest standing and most popular audio courses out there for learning a foreign language. Their programs and method are unique and have a strong academic background. Pimsleur is an audio language learning program organized by level and made up of

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italian language course reviews
Learning Resources

Italian language course reviews

Which Italian audio course works best? When I developed my own Italian audio course “Ripeti con me!”, I reviewed other popular courses to combine their best features into it. I’m sharing this little research with you. Each review covers the following aspects of the course: concept, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, guidance, structure,

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What's the best way to learn Italian? Become fluent with these 22 tools!
Italian

What’s the best way to learn Italian? 21 tools to become fluent

You want to learn Italian, right? But… what’s the best way to do it? Textbooks, apps, audio courses, online lessons, reading, listening, speaking, writing? What’s the best way to learn Italian? A few decades ago, it was natural to browse textbooks in a bookstore. Nowadays, there’s plenty of software and

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How to learn Italian fast
Learning Resources

How to learn Italian fast

What is the easiest way to learn Italian? How can I speak Italian fluently? What is the best language program to learn Italian? Here’s the answer to many frequently asked questions! What is the easiest way to learn Italian? Immersion works because the fastest way to learn Italian is to

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listening to Italian
Italian

Free audio lessons to learn Italian

Italian audio lessons focused on conversation skills to put away your grammar books and start learning and speaking now. 100% free! Here’s a collection of free Italian audio lessons! Or, why should you change the way you learn Italian? Have you spent many hours reading, listening, or writing in Italian

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learn Italian sentences phrases
Italian

Learn Common Italian Phrases: 100+ Basic Sentences

When you learn Italian sentences, start with the basics you need for your travel to Italy. Here’s a free list of phrases for your trip! Why learn the most common Italian phrases and sentences first Don’t feel overwhelmed only because there’s an infinite number of sentences in Italian. I have

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Language Learning for Effective Communication
Linguistics

Language Learning for Communication

Language learning is an artificial exercise that occupies time, money, and effort that could be better spent doing language acquisition. What kind of linguist are you? You study languages, uh? So you’re linguist. But, of which kind? Merriam-Webster’s Definition of linguist is the following: A person accomplished in languages; especially: 

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Mnemonics to learn vocabulary
Study methods

Learn foreign words with these 4 simple mnemonics

In order to learn foreign words, you need to associate them to mental imagery based on the principles of exaggeration, movement, unusual association, and emotional involvement. 4 Mnemonics: and never shall we forget it! The title of this tip is the translation of an acronym used by the Italian memory

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language learning material
Study methods

Language self-study books: how to pick a decent one

When you think about studying a foreign language, you probably come up with a textbook. Here’s how to pick a good language self-study book. Do you really need a textbook? Language self-study books, anyone? When you think about studying a foreign language, as with virtually any other subject, you probably

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Reading aloud
Study methods

Speaking practice: talk to yourself

In order to practice speaking even without a teacher or a conversation partner, turn virtually any study time into speaking practice. Learn to communicate through communication Most language learners want to be able to communicate in real life. However, their study time is often skewed towards grammar and translation, with

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