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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.

Learn Italian

Learn how to speak Italian with courses, classes, audio and video, including phrases, the Italian alphabet, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities…

2019/04/08

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

There are many ways to learn Italian, but what’s the best one? Here's a collection of apps, audio courses, etc. to practice reading, listening, speaking, and writing?

2019/03/06

Learn Italian with these free audio lessons

Sart learning and speaking Italian now with an audio course focused on conversation skills. No grammar books, no boring classes!

2019/03/03

Learn 100+ useful Italian sentences and phrases

Focus on 20% of words to say 80% of things! You only need to learn a certain number of Italian phrases to be able to speak Italian fluently.

Study Methods

I’ll share with you some of the most effective tips and strategies for learning a foreign language covering the four major aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

2018/10/06

Language Immersion: Swim in a Native Environment, don't Drown

Language immersion is possibly the most effective way to learn a language. However, it's not just being passively surrounded by the language. It’s doing all the things you normally do in your own language, only through another language.

2018/09/29

How to Improve your Writing Skills in a Foreign Language

Awaken the writer within! Write about anything that keeps you motivated to improve your writing skills in a foreign language.

2018/09/08

4 Simple mnemonics to learn foreign words​

Associate them to mental imagery based on 4 principles: exaggeration, movement, unusual association, and emotional involvement. Here are some tricks to learn foreign words fast.

2018/09/01

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

If you study a foreign language, probably you're doing that with a textbook. Language self-study books can be useful, but you should choose them carefully.

2018/08/25

Speaking practice redefined: why you should talk to yourself​

How to practice speaking without a teacher or a conversation partner? You can actually turn virtually any study time into speaking practice! Here's how.

Learning Resources

I’ll recommend you products for self-learning foreign languages. You’ll find both paid and free study resources without discrimination.

2019/03/28

How to learn Italian fast

Do you want to speak Italian fluently? Here's a list of tips and methods to learn Italian!

2018/09/22

Learn a Language Online: Where and How to Take Lessons on Skype

Nowadays, you don't need to live abroad or even visit any country to learn a foreign language. You can learn a language online, taking lessons on Skype!

2018/09/15

All Language Resources: Honest Language Learning Product Reviews

Here's a place to find honest language learning product reviews in the age of influencer marketing. Ask All Language Resources if those trendy learning resources out there are worth it or not.

Linguistics

The scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of grammar, syntax, and phonetics. Specific branches of linguistics include sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, comparative linguistics, and structural linguistics.

2018/10/20

Develop your Listening Skills in a Foreign Language with Pre- and Post-listening Activities

Practicing listening skills in a foreign language can be overwhelming. To make progress, break down your practice into carefully sequenced phases that build on each other.

2018/09/29

Master a Foreign Language by Writing: 4 Ideas for Writing with a Purpose

To master a foreign language, you need to practice writing. However, written drills are boring and don't improve communication skills. Creative writing does.

2018/10/13

Communication Skills in a Foreign Language: Achieve Fluency by Solving Tasks

Speaking is not necessarily communication. To improve communication skills, shift the focus from the language itself to actually doing things in that language.

2018/10/13

Language Learning for Effective Communication: Learn languages, not about Languages

You can learn a language, or you can learn about a language. How should you spend your time, money, and efforts?

Study Tips

Try these study tips and get the brain boost you need to learn a foreign language.

2019/04/10

Top 8 Pains of Learning a New Language: how to Learn Fast

There are many pains in learning a language: we are afraid of making mistakes, of forgetting, of wasting time. What's the best way to learn a foreign language?

2018/11/17

How to Practice Conversation in a Foreign Language without going Abroad

Even if you can’t go abroad due to personal commitments, you can always practice conversation in a foreign language, online or in your own country.

Working with Languages

Learning languages is fun, but you can also make a living with languages. Find you dream job!

2018/11/10

The Most Valuable Second Languages to Land a Job

You never know when skills will come handy. But the advantages in the workplace of knowing more than one language are certain. Which language should you study?

Interesting Blogs about how to Learn Languages

There’s plenty of language lovers and polyglots who share their stories online. On their blogs, you find tips to learn languages more effectively.

Fluent in 3 Months

Benny Lewis reveals how to learn a language in three months. He has a lot of stories to tell.

The Mezzofanti Guild

Donovan is an Applied Linguistics graduate. He'll show you the best tips, tricks and hacks to simplify your language learning.

Fluent Forever

Learn Any Language & Never Forget It with Gabriel Wyner's renowned neuroscience-based method.

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Meet your coach

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 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

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