Think in Italian by Stefano Lodola
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I was raised speaking only Italian, and now I speak twelve foreign languages, mostly at an advanced level, several of which I learned without going abroad, some in only a few months.
On this website, I provide original resources to learn Italian that I made myself based on my experience.
Italian language teacher and polyglot
As a native Italian language teacher, I’ve taught to adults in language schools and universities.
I work as an independent translator from Japanese, Korean and Chinese into Italian.
I’ve lectured in polyglot clubs about my method.
As an online Italian tutor, I’ve done 1500+ classes on Skype on multiple language teaching platforms.
I have developed my own Italian audio course “Ripeti con me!”
There are plenty of language blogs and language-learning apps.
Language blogs all look the same. That’s because they need to generate traffic and they do that by writing about the same topics. In that sense, mine is no exception.
However, on my blog, I try to educate visitors to learn Italian and other languages the way I do it myself.
Instead of recommending random resources, I insist on the only course that prompts you to speak – Ripeti Con Me.
Many language apps also look more or less the same. They have a catchy interface with elements of gamification like earning experience points or hearing fanfares upon the completion of a lesson.
That’s not bad per se, but it often gives a false sense of achievement when in reality little progress is being made.
In fact, even the best-designed language courses overlook the most important thing in language learning – speaking.
We only learn languages by listening and mimicking what we hear, and yet, language apps let you click your way through a lesson without prompting you to utter a word.
That’s why I made an audio course and called it “Ripeti Con Me” (repeat after me).
I’m originally from Argentina but grew up in Italy, so I’m bilingual.
I love languages, which is why I studied French and Linguistics in London.
I’m a grammar nerd and I love finding out about the meaning of words.
Eleonora writes interesting blog posts and useful grammar notes.
I grew up in northern Italy, but, as soon as I could, I moved abroad and spent my life studying, learning, and teaching languages.
Apart from foreign languages and cultures, I love rock-climbing, yoga, and poetry.
Marta writes interesting blog posts and useful grammar notes.
Writing is one of my biggest passions, and I love to use my skills to build new ways of communication.
Marika writes interesting stories and records them with her own voice.
I was brought up in a bilingual household.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in languages for translation and interpretation from Rome’s International University (UNINT).
Michele translates the stories.
I was born in Italy but after graduating from University I decided to travel around the world.
I loved Asia and that’s why I decided to move, first to South Korea and then to China where I am currently working as a teacher.
Maria edits the stories and also writes interesting posts.
I like to observe the world around me and write a few words about it.
The world is full of miracles and they must be mentioned.
Kamenko is learning Italian as you do. If you enjoy writing, you’re welcome to submit your stories.