Learn to pronounce, read & write Italian in less 3 hours

Speak Italian Like an Italiano! Learn how to pronounce Italian the right way! Great skill to have for travel or for fun
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  • Lectures 48
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

COURSE RECENTLY UPDATED: Q&A Webinars Added (your questions got answered!) </p> OVER 1,700 STUDENTS HAVE TAKEN THIS COURSE! 5 STAR RATING!

Would you like to be able to pronounce Italian well and impress your friends?

Would you like to be able to read anything in Italian correctly, with the authentic Italian melody?

In this in-dept course you will learn exactly that!

If you:

  • like to eat at Italian restaurants
  • are planning a trip to Italy
  • are currently a student of Italian or intend to start learning it soon
  • are an opera signer or musician
  • love all things Italian...

then this course will help you!

This is the most comprehensive course ever created on Italian pronunciation. No stone is left unturned and within just 3 hours you will be able to:

  • read any Italian word correctly
  • have great pronunciation
  • write any Italian word that you know or hear

We start with understanding what makes Italian easy to pronounce and why some things often trick you, when it comes to speaking Italian (but not after this course!)

We then have a close look at the 2 most important factors for an excellent Italian pronunciation.

We then practice all the sounds of the Italian language and help you master them, for that real, authentic Italian flare.

We'll also look in detail at tricky spelling scenarios, and clear all doubts about the pronunciation of words like 'bruschetta', 'prosciutto', gnocchi' and many others.

And we'll finish strong with understanding where to stress each word (Italian has no rules but I will share some tricks!) and how to speak entire sentences with the right intonation and cadence.

When you finish the course you will also get a Certificate of Completion!

What's Inside

The course has 44 Lectures, built around 18 Core Lessons.
For each lesson you get:

  • Instructional Video (me on camera, with my whiteboard)
  • Downloadable mp3 to take the lesson with you
  • Downloadable PDF with the Lesson Notes and Vocab Lists
  • Practice Video (interactive slideshow with the correct pronunciation of over 200 words)
  • Downloadable PDF of the Practice Video

You can rest assured that all your doubts will be cleared by the time you complete the course. If not, you can always ask me Questions in the Q&A Section!

I'm there to support you.

Grazie,
Manu

PS: and don't forget, this comes with a 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee, so you can try the course with confidence.

What are the requirements?

  • English (as instructions are given in English)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Be able to pronounce any Italian word
  • Be able to read and write any Italian word
  • Be able to speak Italian with authentic Italian intonation and cadence

What is the target audience?

  • People who like to eat at Italian restaurants
  • People planning a trip to Italy
  • Students of Italian
  • Opera singers
  • People interested in all things Italian

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started
01:25

Welcome to "Speak Italian Like an Italiano - Pronounce, Read & Write Italian In Just 3 Hours".

9 pages

Review this short document to understand how the course is structured and how you can make the most of it.

21 pages

While you can find Lesson Notes in each Core Lecture, here you can download the entire collection of Lesson Notes to make your life a little easier. It's your choice!

06:55

In this lecture you will learn the 3 key factors that make pronouncing Italian easy and achievable.

Section 2: Secrets To Sounding Like An Italian
05:30

In this lecture you will learn the first secret of sounding great when speaking Italian.(Part 1 of 3)

07:16

In this lecture you will learn the first secret of sounding great when speaking Italian.(Part 2 of 3)

08:03

In this lecture you will learn the first secret of sounding great when speaking Italian. (Part 3 of 3)

04:32

This is the practice video for Vowels.

09:48

In this lecture you will learn the second secret of sounding great when speaking Italian.

03:25

This is the practice video for Syllables.

Section 3: Dealing With Tricky Spelling
09:56

In this lecture you will learn to discern between the different spellings and sounds that the C consonant can have.

06:15

This is the practice video for the C consonant and it's various sounds and spellings.

05:47

In this lecture you will learn to discern between the different spellings and sounds that the G consonant can have.

03:11

This is the practice video for the G consonant and it's various sounds and spellings.

Section 4: Easy Sounds
03:02

In this short lecture you will see 3 consonants that have similar sounds to English and do not, therefore, pose any problems to your success.

02:47

This is the practice video for the B, F and V consonants.

05:35

In this short lecture you will see 3 consonants that have similar sounds to English but that can some times be tricky due to their nasal sound or different articulation in Italian.

02:27

This is the practice video for the L,M, and N consonants.

02:43

In this short lecture you will learn how to pronounce and read H (which is very different from English).

04:44

In this lecture we continue to look at the H consonant, in a specific case (with the verb 'AVERE' - to have)

02:29

This is the practice video for the H consonant.

05:50

In this lecture you will learn how to pronounce the D, P and T sounds, which have different articulation from English.

03:10

This is the practice video for the D, P and T consonants.

02:46

In this lecture you will learn how to pronounce and write the Q consonant.

Practice: Q
01:58
Section 5: Tricky Sounds
09:23

In this lecture you will learn how to pronounce the R consonant, which has a very different articulation from English.

04:45

In this lecture you will continue to learn how to pronounce the R consonant and get some practice "rolling it".

03:24

This is the practice video for the R consonant.

08:48

In this lecture you will learn how to pronounce and read the GLI and GN sounds. These can be tricky, so pay attention!

04:38

This is the practice video for the GL and GN sounds.

11:00

In this lecture you will learn how to pronounce the S consonant which, similarly to English, has two different sounds.

05:10

This is the practice video for the S consonant.

05:34

In this lecture you will learn how to pronounce the STU, STR and AU sounds. These can be tricky, so pay attention!

03:25

This is the practice video for the tricky sounds STU, STR and AU.

04:58

In this lecture you will learn how to pronounce the Z consonant which has two different sounds.

04:23

This is the practice video for the Z consonant.

Section 6: Advanced Content
07:53

In this lecture you will learn how to properly stress individual words in Italian.

We will look at a couple of tricks that can help you predict where the accent will fall for each word. (Part 1 of 2)

06:24

In this lecture you will learn how to properly stress individual words in Italian.

We will look at a couple of tricks that can help you predict where the accent will fall for each word. (Part 2 of 2)

04:04

This is the practice video for the accent (emphasis) on individual words.

08:13

In this lecture you will learn how to properly pronounce Italian words with double consonants. This is a tricky topic and mastering it is essential for your success in speaking Italian.

06:47

This is the practice video for double sounds.

09:30

In this lecture you will learn the third secret to sounding good when speaking Italian.

We will look at the intonation of whole sentences.

While this lecture is recommended for advanced students who already know some Italian, anyone will find it useful and beneficial for their progress.

06:19

This is the practice video for proper intonation in Italian (advanced students only).

Section 7: Conclusions
02:07

Congratulations on completing the course!!!!!
Please stay in touch and participate in the Q&A section of this course.
See you in the next course!
Ciao e a presto.
Manu

Resources
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Section 8: Bonuses
01:14:01

What the first live Q&A session held on April 17, 2014.

01:12:35

What the second live Q&A session held on April 17, 2014.

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Instructor Biography

A Doctor in Translation from Italy, with over 20 years of experience in teaching Italian as a foreign language, I have developed techniques and strategies to help anyone pick up Italian easily and quickly.

Over the years I have traveled to 27 countries, studied 8 foreign languages and I am fluent in 4. You can rest assured that my strategies and teaching method will get you speaking and understanding Italian with ease.

As an academic, I know the difference between learning Italian for educational purposes and learning Italian to maximise your experience while traveling through Italy. They are different skills and there is no reason why you should have to learn Italian the hard way!

You can always reach out to me for support and advice. A presto, Manu

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