By Manu Venditti | Advanced

Advice for new students of Italian Language

Hi! This is Manu again, and welcome back to my short Italy Wise series here on YouTube!

Italy Wise is a blog full of information about Italy and is owned by a good friend named Jed. His blog is very useful for people who have plans of visiting Italy for a short period of time or even people who wants to stay in Italy permanently.

As I mentioned on the intro video, Jed and I did some sort of collaboration where he will give me 6 questions and each question will be answered by me using YouTube videos.

The second question Jed asked is: “What over-arching advice would you give for someone just starting out with learning Italian to set them up for success?” He goes on by saying that, in his experience, many people are enthusiastic when they start learning a language, but once they go beyond the greetings and all the basic stuff, they feel overwhelmed and a lot of them just give up.

My first and main advice for people starting to learn Italian is to be realistic with their expectations and goals. If you are realistic with your expectation and your ultimate goal in speaking Italian, you will realize that it is a lot easier and you won’t give up.

Secondly, you must want it. When learning Italian, you can do as little or as much as you want. If you really want to learn Italian, you have put effort in it to be able to achieve the level of Italian language you want.

Thirdly, set a SMART goal. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, and Time oriented.

You want to know more about my advice? Watch the video now and find out!

Looking for a Structured, Ongoing program to Learn Italian? Check out 'From Zero to Italian' then!