Learning a language takes time and money. A lot!
So, it’s natural to look for information about how long it’s supposed to take and how much it should cost.
Especially, if you’ve just started to learn Italian, or if it’s your first foreign language, you probably have many questions about how to study, what resources to use, etc.
However, I couldn’t find a serious Italian study planner that could answer these questions concretely and accurately.
That’s why I made this free online tool!
Here's how long it will take you to master Italian
Italian learning time calculator
It takes 3 minutes to fill in the form. As a result, you will able to:
Calculate how many study hours you need to commit every week to reach your target level
There’s plenty of free resources online to make the free plan viable.
You need to substitute paid 1-on-1 tutoring with language exchange with native speakers or find other venues to practice speaking. This can be time-consuming and you need to make up for lack of guidance with self-study.
For a casual learner, the free light plan could be enough to avoid forgetting the language.
However, this is not enough to become fluent in a language.
In any case, to make to most of your limited time, practice speaking by yourself, for example reading aloud or repeating what you hear from videos or podcasts.
How to use the learning resources recommended in the templates
Ripeti con me!
“Ripeti con me!” is the best audio course to improve your speaking skills. It’s a set of audio lessons that prompts you to speak. By listening and repeating simple sentences, you’ll acquire vocabulary and grammar naturally.
During a 1-on-1 lesson or a language exchange, you get to hear a lot of new words and expressions. Your tutor should type them in the Skype chat box while they introduce them. This way, you can review them later.
As a learner, I do this the day after every lesson. It takes me about 20-30 minutes to review vocabulary from a 1-hour lesson.
If you take paid language lessons or do a language exchange, your lessons are the main source of vocabulary in a language learning plan template.
Writing is an excellent way to elaborate on what you learned recently and put new words and grammar patterns into practice.
Twice a week, 30 minutes per session is a good pace.
Every serious language learning plan template includes writing.
From a low-intermediate level on, it’s useful to watch and listen to media made for native speakers.
This could be the news in Italian, TV series, or movies.
For better results, go over the same clip several times and repeat or note down the words that you want to learn.
This too is available for free and is included in every free Italian language study plan template.
Guides to use language study schedule templates
There’s plenty of advice on how to use language study schedule templates.
If you still need help with a language learning plan template, check out this resource list.
What’s the difference between study schedule templates
All these Italian study schedule templates include my favorite resources to learn Italian.
I chose them to cover every aspect of the language, with a focus on speaking, which is often overlooked both by students and language courses.
The main difference is how much time and money you’re willing to commit to language learning.
Regular plan: to make steady progress
Intensive plan: for faster progress
Light plan: for the busy learner
Free plan: when your budget is 0
Free light plan: for the casual learner
Now, let’s look into these 5 Italian study schedule examples!
Is a language learning template enough?
A language study template doesn’t just list all your learning activities but also shows how often and when you’re supposed to do them.
These activities should cover all the skills that you need to learn: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
If you find that you are lacking a particular learning type, you will need to find a learning activity that can supplement it.
Your weekly planner is for you to check that you’re sticking with your study plan. Each time you perform a learning activity, you can put a mark next to it. At the end of the week, you can count up the marks against your target figure.
Your planner should be between 1-2 months long, no longer. In fact, you need to review your study plan every couple of months. This is particularly true in the first year when you are developing rapidly. The activity or resource that helped last month may no longer be relevant.
This is how you learn a language in hours, not years.
What you get from this Italian study schedule maker
Under the hood, this Italian study schedule builder includes:
Language study time calculator from level to level
After you submit the form of this Italian study planner, you’ll get:
An email with the results (time, etc.)
A downloadable weekly study schedule
Tips to use the recommended resources
If compared with the few similar tools I found online, this Italian study planner has the following advantages:
Customized to each learner’s skills and needs
Specifically designed by an Italian polyglot
Returns a ready-to-use weekly timetable
With practical advice on how to study
Gives instant results
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