Daily Italian Words
Daily Italian words is a website dedicated to Italy and Italian learning. It is run by a couple of passionate language learners, and it aims at increasing your Italian vocabulary as well as giving you some interesting insights into Italian culture.
As the website’s name suggests, the platform publishes new Italian words every week with an explanation about their origins, the gender of the noun and the articles it needs, and an audio file to show the use of the words in context.
You can browse the website to discover all the Italian words published or subscribe to the newsletter (which is the easiest way to get new Italian words every week).
The audio files are also available on YouTube, Spotify, and other podcast platforms.
What’s wrong with Daily Italian Words
One of the main features I like about Daily Italian words is that it is easy to browse. You can easily access all the resources available, which are very enjoyable and engaging.
This approach is helpful for learning more about Italian words and their origins and getting familiar with Italian culture, but it doesn’t lead to speaking Italian fluently.
I believe the best way to learn a new language is to speak it, as it allows you to enhance your pronunciation, improve your self-confidence in oral communication, and in general memorize new phrases and sentences easily.
And I think that’s the main limitation of Daily Italian Words, where there is no focus on speaking practice.
A Daily Italian Words alternative for the Italian language
Finding an Italian course that allows you to practice speaking is an essential requirement if you want to speak Italian fluently.
In this sense, Think In Italian‘s audio course “Ripeti con me” can be a valid alternative to Daily Italian Words.
Ripeti con me is structured in audio lessons where you hear a set of sentences from a native Italian speaker. What you have to do is to listen to those sentences and repeat what you hear.
Though it may seem simple, this procedure allows you to actively recall the sentences you hear and process the information.
In this way, you allow your brain to acquire new information and remember it easily because it is actively doing an effort to recall it.
The approach used in Ripeti con me allows you to retain new vocabulary and grammar, improve your spoken proficiency, and improve your Italian pronunciation.
Learn more about Think In Italian courses.
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