Simple, entertaining Italian conversation for beginners and intermediate speakers with slow audio, Italian transcript, and English translation to help you improve your listening and reading skills.
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How to Learn Italian with these Readings
Learn in 4 Steps
Here’s a simple plan to learn effectively with these readings.
To get the most out of your short story, piece of news, or conversation, I suggest this 4-step approach.
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Funny Italian short stories are the best way to learn the language even when you’re not learning in class or reading a book.
Each story is read in Italian with slow audio and translated into English.
The course can be useful to learn basic Italian, but also for those who want to learn the language through the most common jokes in Italy.
Fun way to learn Italian
Compositions of jokes in the Italian language that are read in slow audio with English translation. Jokes can be listened to or read to learn how to express yourself in Italian, to learn the language or to improve your Italian jokes.
Highly effective technique
By listening to jokes you acquire vocabulary, increase your speed of speaking and develop your fluency in the language. Sayings, popular phrases and idioms are developed in your daily life.
Keep that “memory bank” full
Learning new jokes is a fantastic way to keep that “memory bank” full. If you try to repeat what you hear, memorize and repeat often this will help you acquire vocabulary, improve speaking skills and develop fluency in the language.
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.
Italian language tutor, translator, polyglot
Rave Reviews by Learners and Experts
Frederica – UK
Ripeti con me! has been the best language learning experience I’ve had.
I have always been really shy about speaking languages, and the fact that you are speaking from the very first day really builds your confidence, makes you much more fluent, in terms of how you’re thinking in the language.
It’s been a real change for me. I couldn’t recommend it enough!
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!
Emily – Switzerland
I’ve been using it for several months and I was drawn to it.
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.
Emily – USA
It is a system that is easy, brilliant—so easy that only somebody that really really understood teaching languages could come up with.
Every lesson builds on what came before it and you’re learning the language without even giving it a second thought.
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.
I highly recommend it and I know if you try it it will work for you too.
Vivinne – USA
Ripeti Con Me has really helped with my language learning, with my speaking, which is what I’m mostly interested in.
I noticed within about 3 to 4 days of starting that my speaking ability took a jump as well as my listening comprehension.
James – Ireland
This course is brilliant.
I encourage anyone who takes on the course to go through those three different repetitions because they really do actually work.
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.
I really recommend the course to anyone out there wanting to learn Italian.”
Jim – USA
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.