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Practice Makes Fluent: Italian Worksheets for Learners to Hone Your Skills


As the old proverb goes, “Pigliar due piccioni con una fava.” (“Get two birds with one stone”). 

We’re not hunting birds here, only Italian fluency.

Luckily, the saying still applies to Italian. What it really means is that you’re taking

You Are Here: 8 Italian Level Tests to Check Your Language Proficiency Level


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” — Nelson Mandela

Can you reach someone’s heart with your Italian?

10 Intensive Italian Courses for Fast Studies Both Abroad and at Home


Need to learn Italian fast? Like, yesterday?

If that’s the case, you definitely need an intensive Italian course. As in, super intensive.

It’ll send your language skills zooming from 0-60 in a matter of seconds—like a sleek, super-savvy Italian-made

8 Resources for Italian Conversation Practice That Are the Talk of the Town


No one studies the Italian language to be mediocre at it.

None of us have ever embarked on a language-learning journey by saying, “I want to be so-so in Italian. You know, just okay at it.”

We all want to

Same but Different: 50 Italian Synonyms to Round Out Your Vocabulary


“Che fai tu, luna, in ciel, dimmi, che fai?” (“What are you doing, moon, in the sky, tell me, what are you doing?”) — Giacomo Leopardi

The great Italian philosopher and poet Leopardi had deep thoughts when he gazed at …

Watch and Listen to Italian News Live for Up-to-date Italian Learning


“Dall’ascolto arriva la saggezza. Dal parlare il pentimento.” (“Wisdom comes from listening. From speaking, repentance.”)

The first part of this old Italian proverb hits the nail on the head: Listening and learning go hand in hand.

The second half, about …

Let’s Talk! 5 Steps to Conversational Italian and Suave Speaking Skills


Ricorda perché hai iniziato a studiare l’italiano. (Remember why you started to study Italian.)

There are so many wonderful reasons to study Italian.

Travel? Assolutamente! (Absolutely!)

Personal growth? Certamente! (Certainly!)

Love? Un movtivo perfetto! (A perfect reason!)

If …