Talk Like an Italian presents:

The FREE "Crash Course" for Speaking Italian!

Rick Zullo, an American expat in Rome

What this course will do...

Obviously, one can’t learn an entire language in a week or two. But you can learn enough to enrich your travel experience, or ignite your enthusiasm onto bigger and better goals--which  is exactly what I’d like to do with my “short and sweet” email course.

Along the path of my expat journey, I’ve picked up a few “hacks” for learning how to talk Italian, and I’d like to share them with you.

  • I'll show you a few simple tricks that will give you more vocabulary than you thought you knew by recognizing prefixes and suffixes and their English equivalent.
  • Tips on pronunciation. This is actually quite easy, as there are only 7 vowel sounds in Italian, whereas there 20-44 in English (depending who you ask).
  • Advice on customs and etiquette when conversing with any Italian person.
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This course will teach you:

Quick Start Strategies

The goal is to get you actually using the language as soon as possible. We'll be emphasizing fluency over 100% accuracy. Don't fret over small errors. 

Vocabulary Building

You can't speak the language if you don't know the words. But since many English words come from the same root, this is easier than you think.

A Touch of Grammar

Nobody likes grammar, but a little bit can go a long way to help understand "why" certain words and phrases are constructed differently than in English.

Achieving Functionality

While nobody will mistake you for a native speaker at first, really all you want to do is to understand and be understood. It will enrich your experience ten-fold.

How to Talk Italian

So go ahead and sign up. It’s totally FREE and so there’s nothing to risk.  

Learning Italian inspired me to change my life completely by relocating to Rome.  That’s an extreme example, but a more universal sentiment can be  expressed in the old proverb that says:

“Learn a new language, and gain a new soul.”