Author Archive | Michael Cristiano

How to Speak Italian Like a Pro: 8 Impactful Tips for Fluency

Imagine: You’re having your first restaurant meal in Rome. You’ve been dreaming about this moment—and practicing the vocabulary for it—for months. In fact, to prepare, you’ve memorized all the essential Italian travel phrases, mastered basic Italian verbs…

How to Learn Italian Grammar: The Zen Guide to Serene Studies

Dico (I say), dici (you say), dice (he/she says), diciamo (we say)… These verb conjugations come from the verb dire (to say), a lawless, irregular verb that doesn’t seem to follow any established Italian grammar rules. Don’t believe me? Well …

Scroll to Fluency: The Top 6 Bloggers for Learning Italian

I had lofty dreams when I joined the blogging community back in 2014. I had an ambitious writing schedule that I hoped would make me prolific, publishing several posts a week. Well, that regimen didn’t quite go according to plan. …

Extra! Extra! Learn Italian with News on 13 Outstanding Outlets

This is Michael Cristiano from FluentU News, reporting live from your device of choice. Here’s the scoop: You can learn Italian through the news. Sources confirm that it’s an effective, engaging way to practice reading, listening and much more.…

Un Passo alla Volta: Teach Yourself Italian in 8 Steps

“Un passo alla volta!” It’s a phrase Italian moms, work-out coaches and elementary school teachers are prone to yell out. Whether or not you’re familiar with the Italian expression, you’ll probably recognize the concept. Its meaning, “one step at a …

10 Superb Italian Movies to Watch on Netflix in 2021!

What better way to learn the Italian language than some good old Netflix and Chill? Whoa, whoa, whoa! Don’t get the wrong idea. I didn’t mean we’d be doing anything… um, romantic. I meant that you can learn Italian …