Learn Italian Fast: 5-week Crash Course
Learn Italian fast with this fast 5-week course.
How can I learn Italian now?
This is a hugely important factor in learning a language, time. To learn basic Italian (it’s really closely related to English) you can invest between 750 and 1,000 hours of focused, immersive, input and practice, and hit a very basic level of fluency. Those hours are researched-based. They’re done by the US government, and they’re used to prepare people for their missions in embassies and counselors abroad.
Most of us aren’t like these people, however, where we get uninterrupted time to focus on learning a new language and do nothing else. However, I think it’s a really good rule of thumb to give an idea of how long it takes to learn to speak a language.
Each week you will learn a new theme presented in chunks. Communicative themes and chunks are critical pieces to learning a new language.
This week’s lesson-Learn Italian for meeting and greeting
|Meeting and greeting||Incontri e saluti|
|My name is______________.||Mi chiamo…|
|How are you?||Come sta?|
|So- so.||Così così.|
|Are you all right?||Stai bene?|
|Where are you from?||Da dove viene?|
|It’s nice to meet you.||Piacere di conoscerla.|
|Likewise.||Il piacere è mio.|
|Good morning.||Buon giorno.|
|Good afternoon.||Buon pomeriggio.|
|Good evening.||Buona sera.|
|I don’t understand.||Non capisco.|
|Do you speak English?||Parla inglese?|
|It was nice to see you.||È stato un piacere vederla.|
|What’s your name?||Come si chiama?|
|My name is……..||Mi chiamo……..|
|I’m sorry.||Mi spiace.|
|Where do you live?||Dove abita?|
|I live in……||Abito a ______________.|
Track your time each day that you’re working on your language skills. We’re human beings. Life gets in the way, but there’s certainly time that we can all find- waiting in line, getting your car washed. Pull out your phone or your notebook, or your phrase book- whatever it is that you’re using to learn a language, and invest 20 minutes, or 30 minutes, here and there. The time all adds up. Even if you don’t do it perfectly over the next five weeks, you’re going to see pretty direct correlation between the amount of time you invest and your progress.