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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.

This is not a generic guide: I only recommend methods and materials that I actually use myself and that I find useful. This treasure of life experience will make you want to pick up again that language you dropped long ago, this time saving yourself years of ineffective studies.

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.

For now, enjoy these free tips!

Tips to learn Italian and other languages, fast

italian language course reviews
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Italian language course reviews

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

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How to learn Italian fast

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listening to Italian
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Free audio lessons to learn Italian

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learn Italian sentences phrases
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Learn useful Italian sentences and phrases

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Learn foreign words with these 4 simple mnemonics

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

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Speaking practice: talk to yourself

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