I want to learn the Italian language

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We are very happy to hear that you have made up your mind to learn Italian. Do you know how to say marvelous in Italian? Some world’s greatest works of art, architecture, and gastronomy are found in Italy. It is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with 51. It has been a world crossroads over 2,000 years. An enormous number of notable people have been born in Italy during its history. To say the least, in fields such as language, law, politics, religion, and art Roman culture continues to affect our lives until this day. 

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What a beautiful language

The Italian language is often called the language of “love,” “poetry,” and “song.” During the Renaissance period, the Italian language was fashionable at court, as well as Italian literature and art. Italian, belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. It is a Romance language, this means it developed from Latin as did Spanish, Portuguese and French. Among the Romance languages, Italian is considered to be the closest to Latin in terms of vocabulary.

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Italian will surely open the door for you to a vast and rich cultural background. Whatever your motives are, we are delighted to hear that you want to learn the Italian language. You might have an emotional bond with the Italian people. Or you may be planning to take vacations to Florence or Venice. It would simply be “meraviglioso” to hear you in Italian from here on.

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Preparing to learn Italian

So, let us jump into this Italian journey right away. A journey as well as learning a new language need some sort of preparation. And when we want to learn Italian, there is a framework that must be laid down. There are some important things you must know that can affect or help you reach the results you desire.

Attitude is very important in everything you want to learn. Your attitude affects your productivity. In simple words, your attitude makes your process of learning Italian to be fun or to be a burden.

Attitude is something you control. You decide how you are going to approach learning Italian. So it is important to keep in mind, that you are fully in charge of this aspect and also that you have to pay special atention to it because it is crucial for your language learning.

Do not let that feeling unmotivated, unconstructive criticism or negative results make you quit!

Each one of us is different. But it is quite natural, along all learning process to feel stuck, unmotivated and with a negative attitude. When that time comes, remember it is very important for you to fight back that mindset. To feel unmotivated is to dwell in the comfortable zone. Fighting it back requires determination and self-control.

Do not let negative comments from people around you, affect you beyond measure. It is important to pay attention to constructive criticism. But comments from people just trying to make you feel upset, with no useful recommendations, must be avoided.

Do not let negative results affect you to the point of making you slow down your language learning. We learn from defeat and negative results. They help us to reorganize our strategy. They make us focus on our goals. Use negative results for your benefit and do not let them be an excuse to quit.

There’s no excuse to be bored

Viggo Mortensen, who played the role of Aragorn in the epic film Woman with laptoptrilogy: The Lord of the Rings, expressed on one occasion: “There’s no excuse to be bored.” And that is exactly what we are trying to deliver to you. Please, do not let that feeling bored hinder you from the pleasure of learning Italian. Keep an eye on the things you do for learning the language. Do not stop searching for things that are interesting for you and that benefit your progress. There are no excuses for feeling bored. A recipe to avoid this is not to settle down to just one course! You will surely get tired of it sooner or later. It is important to complete every course you start, but alternating your learning with many other great resources. Try watching videos on youtube, reading the news, listening to the radio, etc. There is very useful and interesting material on the internet that suits all of us. Check them out with time!

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  1. Henry, what an awesome article! I love Italy. I’ve been to Rome, Napoli, and Venice several times and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the people!

    I had my language books in tow each time I went though. The Italian language is so beautiful–it’s like writing poetry or singing a song, very passionate!

    I learned that all the shops closed down in the afternoon for siesta–that was an experience! Thank God the restaurants stayed opened for us tourist who got stuck in town.

    1. Hi, Phildora! Thank you for your kind words! I’m very happy you have had such a wonderful experience in Italy! And I totally agree with you, Italian is a very beautiful language and very passionate!
      And those cultural differences may take us by surprise, hahaha. Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

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