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Keep It Casual with Informal Italian: How and When to Use It


Take it easy!

Being formal all the time? That’s tiring.

It’s also not very fun, and it can be downright weird when you’re around people you’re already close to.

You’ve learned the formal constructs of Italian.

Now it’s time to …

Face-to-face: 6 Perfect Platforms for Italian Skype Lessons


No more fluorescent lights and uncomfortable chairs.

There’s a whole new type of classroom thanks to Skype.

It’s wherever you want it to be.

Lying in bed with your laptop on your stomach. In PJs in your home office with …

Twice as Nice: 5 Bilingual Books in Italian and English


Have you ever wanted to read the same thing over and over?

Your first answer is probably “um… no.”

But hear me out.

Reading is one of the most important keys to picking up a new language, Italian included. …

Story Time! 5 Italian Children’s Books and Series for Fun Reading Practice


Story time is just kids’ stuff, right?

Well, not exactly.

Some books never really age, and some picture books can be useful even by the time you’re paying taxes.

Most people have a childhood favorite that they still like to …

The No-fear Guide to Italian Reading for Beginners: 5 Free, Accessible Resources


Just dive in!

That’s what they always say when the water’s cold.

If you try to wade in slowly, you’re sure to shiver in the shallow end all day while your friends have fun.

You’ve got to brace yourself and …

Andiamo! 3 Essential Building Blocks for Learning Basic Italian


You might be thinking: Where do I even start?

If you were thinking that because you want to learn Italian, we’re here to help.

If you’re not thinking that, that’s fine, too—but why not stick around and learn something …

Score Points and Get Fluent with These Fun Italian Online Games


There’s a little bit of gamer in everyone nowadays.

The internet is full of fun games to be played, more than anyone can keep track of.

If you’ve ever spent an afternoon buried in an online quest, you know that …