3 Minute Italian - Free taster course | Beginner lessons
- The good thing about this course is that it is taught under the assumption that you know no Italian and nothing about languages
- Everything is explained clearly and thoroughly without the use of confusing terminology
Ciao! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute Italian :-)
3 Minute Italian is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak Italian in simple, bite-sized chunks.
The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:
buono - good
è - it is
fantastico - fantastic
qui - here
molto - very
non è - it isn't
With those words, you can build sentences like these:
It's very good here.
It isn't here.
It isn't good; it's fantastic!
(See if you can translate those five sentences above into Italian just by using those words and phrases.)
The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in Italian. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the Italian language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.
The reason it's called "3 Minute Italian" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.
If you've never learnt Italian before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute Italian lessons will help you to succeed.
Who this course is for:
- You really want to learn to speak Italian in a very simple and very quick way
- You are going to spend a holiday/vacation in Italy or another Italian speaking country
- You have failed to learn Italian in the past, but really want to give it one more go
- You have no experience with Italian, but you would like to learn fast
- You have always wanted to learn a new language, but you are very busy and can never find the time
Hello, bonjour, hola, hallo, ciao and olá!
I’m Kieran and I’m a language tutor based in the UK, and I also create online courses and write books to make language learning accessible to all.
My books and online courses are based on the methodology I developed for teaching languages, which I've been using in all my classes for many years. The methodology will get you speaking quickly, without the struggle normally associated with language learning.
I’ll not bore you with my life story or intricate details of the history of the methodology; I know you probably just want to start learning now, so I’ll let you get on with it.
I have created three series of language courses available in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. They're called: '3 Minute Languages', 'Building Structures' and 'Quick Guides'.
3 Minute Languages
The 3 Minute Languages courses are perfect for the complete beginner. They will get you speaking a language from scratch, assuming you know absolutely nothing. You will be amazed at how quickly you’re able to put sentences together. And you will memorise new words and phrases easily without even trying.
The Building Structures courses are a revolutionary way to look at foreign language acquisition; you will learn how any language can be broken down into around fifteen structures. Each course focuses on a different structure, and you will learn how to form it, make it negative and turn it into a question. Each structure gives you a huge amount to say, and once you’ve learnt all fifteen structures, you will know everything about the language. All you have to do is fill in the gaps with words to form a sentence. These courses are for students who are slightly familiar with the language, and what to boost their progress.
The Quick Guides are grammar guides. I recommend these for students who have already been learning the language, and would like to accelerate your learning. The Quick Guides are perfect for anybody who wants an in-depth look at a specific grammar point within the language.
I've also created one extra course focusing on English grammar for speakers of other languages: Fly Through English - Verb Tenses
And I'm in the process of creating a series of maths courses. Currently, you can get 3 Minute Maths - Fractions and 3 Minute Maths - Percentages
I hope you enjoy, and "Happy Learning" :-)