Let's Learn Italian!
Learning any foreign language requires effort and time; actually, all learning includes an amount of input, and the more input you get, the easier and faster you will learn. Nowadays there are many resources and strategies that can greatly help language learning. In this section you'll fing a growing collection of videos and texts especially aimed at Italian learning for English speakers.
Learn exploiting dead times
You can listen to recordings transferred to an MP3 player, iPod, or other device while driving, travelling, cooking, tidying up the house, doing physical exercise. Without making any changes to your habits, with just 5 hours a week we'll have 260 hours each year of "passive learning" (that does not require any planned, intentional study).
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Learn Italian while cooking through Video recipes, with transcription of the Italian text and English parallel translation.
Documentaries & movies
A section on Italian Literature, with parallel Italian / English text of famous literary pieces.
Take a very elementary Italian course online, new lessons and exercises are added periodically.
Italy seen from the sky
For a full immersion in the Italian landscape, history and language, try our parallel Italian / English texts accompanying the videos of the TV series "Italy seen from the sky", documentaries directed by Folco Quilici, sponsored by Esso Italia in the 1960's and 70's.
A section on Italian songs, with texts, translations and YouTube clips. Songs are great fun, and music can be a formidable tool for learning a foreign language: the lyrics offer huge wealth of words and expressions. Hearing and/or singing along songs will improve your language skills effortlessly, and with fun. Repetition is one of the pillars of memory, and pleasurable activities help to avoid boredom. The results can be truly amazing!