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30-day Italian Grammar Challenge

Not sure where to start? Do you feel haunted by Italian grammar? Take up the 30-day Grammar Challenge! I’ll send you 15 grammar lessons for total beginners so that you start off on the right track. 100% free!

For total beginners

No prior knowledge required

15 lessons

Sent every other day

Online quiz

To check your progress

Are you up to the challenge?

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I'll show you the way

On this website, I’ve published hundreds of lessons and guides to learn Italian faster.

However, with so much material, you might be wondering where to start.

That’s why I put together a selection of 15 simple grammar notes for total beginners.

I’ll deliver them to your mailbox every other day over the next 30 days.

If you follow my plan, you’ll know exactly what to do.

Challenge Program

Every number in the list below is an email that I will send you.

We’ll start with my best tip to make the most out of this course, then cover 15 grammar topics, and finally, you’ll take a quick quiz to check what you’ve learned.

  1. My best tip to master grammar
    Spolier: it’s not about grammar!
  2. Sei italiano?
    Essere I am, you are…
  3. Ho sete!
    Avere I have, you have…
  4. Un bambino, una bambina
    Maschile e femminile Masculine and feminine forms of nouns and adjectives
  5. Un gelato, due gelati
    Singolare e plurale Singular and plural forms of nouns and adjectives
  6. La vita è bella
    Articoli determinativi Definite articles like “the”
  7. Ho un’idea!
    Articoli indeterminativi Indefinite articles like “a,an”
  8. Dove lavori?
    Presente regolare Regular verbs: I work, you work…
  9. Dove vai?
    Presente irregolare: andare, venire, dire, dare, sapere… Irregular verbs: to go, to come, to say…
  10. A Roma
    Preposizioni a, in How to say “in” a place
  11. Studi ancora francese?
    Domande e risposte Turning statements into questions
  12. Non bevo
    Frasi negative Negative sentences
  13. Tè o caffè?
    O How to say “or”
  14. Mi piace l’Italia!
    Mi piace How to say “I like”
  15. Giochi con noi?
    Con How to say “with”
  16. Che ore sono?
    Che ore sono? A che ora…? Telling time
  17. Online quiz
    30 questions, instant results, with suggestions for improvement
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Your Italian Language Coach

Ciao! My name is Stefano. I am an Italian tutor and course author.

As a serial language learner, I’ve lectured in polyglot clubs about my method.

After learning 12 languages, I can tell you that we all master languages by listening and mimicking.

With my method, you’ll be speaking Italian from Lesson 1.

"Stefano is a fantastic educator. I recommend his lessons to all language lovers."
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Thierry Hsieh
Founder - Polyglot Club (Taiwan)
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Italian language tutor, translator, polyglot

"Stefano knows how languages are learned. His course is the best of the learning resources I've tried."
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  • 15 grammar lessons
  • Final quiz
  • My best tip to master grammar

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You might be thinking...

If you just started learning Italian, this is an excellent starting point.

If you came here hoping to master Italian by reading grammar notes, you’ll be surprised, but not disappointed.

The grammar notes that I’ll send you are taken from my original course Ripeti con me!

The challenge doesn’t come with access to the audio lessons of Ripeti con me! but you may redeem your credit and start a plan at any time.

Yes, it’s free.

Reading grammar notes is one thing, putting them into practice is another.

With my audio course, you get plenty of material to learn through practice – not just grammar rules.

You’ll receive an email to the next grammar lesson every other day.

However, that’s just my delivery schedule.

You may take more time to cover one topic or skip others you’re already familiar with.

The links in my emails are always valid and the grammar notes are always available online.

Yes, you’re encouraged to do that. There’s plenty of material on this website.

All you need time and discipline.

Yes, you’re free to leave a comment under the relevant grammar notes and I’ll reply within 24 hours.

Please comment on the website instead of writing to me privately so that everyone can benefit from my answers.

You’ll receive emails with links to selected grammar notes available on this website.

Get in touch if your question is not answered above.

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Ripeti con me! has been the best language learning experience I’ve had.  

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Takehiro – Japan


I have been taking lessons with Stefano for a year and a half. Stefano is an excellent teacher. Thanks to him, my Italian has improved dramatically.

Stefano understands all aspects of the Italian language. He has a lot of experience, not only in teaching Italian but also in language learning. This makes him an ideal teacher.

I highly recommend him!

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It’s a method that works for people in the Peace Corps when they have to learn a language fast to repeat entire phrases and then use the context of the phrases to develop their language skills.

You’re not only listening and repeating whole phrases but you’re learning grammar step by step at the same time.

Anthony – UK


Stefano’s course has proven very effective in helping me develop my Italian, which is why I’ve been sticking with it for so long now.

And I’m very cautious as to which platform I use to help me learn, so this is worth every single penny.

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I was able to converse naturally when we went to Italy. The words just flowed, I was no longer translating in my head.

I’ve come so much further than with Babbel or Duolingo. None of the silly games, no fill-in-the-blanks, no homework, no exercises to do — all the things that I felt like I was wasting time with.

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This course is brilliant.

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As a complete beginner to Italian, I’ve found it a very stress-free and easy way to get into the language without any of the nervousness and anxiety that comes with face-to-face learning and being put on the spot.

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I really like learning Italian on Think in Italian.

It’s a no-nonsense method that appeals to me – no time wasted doing exercises or playing games.

[Its sentences] are well thought out and they can be adapted to real conversation pretty easily.

No memorization either. It’s right to the point.

"Stefano is a fantastic educator. I recommend his lessons to all language lovers."
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Thierry Hsieh
Founder - Polyglot Club (Taiwan)
"This course teaches the language intuitively. It can definitely help you improve your Italian."
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