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Welcome to the new and improved:


The fun way to learn Italian
and connect with fellow Italophiles!

BENVENUTI fellow Italian learners!

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This level corresponds to levels A1 & A2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
This level corresponds to levels B1 & B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
This level corresponds to levels C1 & C2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Getting started...

A good place to start (before you even think of opening a book or starting a course)…

In this video, I share the keys to language-learning success— and they’re not “being born with a special language-ability” or “being raised bilingual!”

Che ne pensi tu?  What do you think?

NEW! The two keys to language learning success...

Talk to you soon!

COMING SOON: Start a course!

We’re busy creating new courses and there’s honestly so much we could cover— we need your help! Follow the link to fill out our quick, one question survey, and let us know which course appeals to you most. Or if you’re interested in several, let us know which you’d like to see first. If you like, you can also write in your own course ideas in the “other” line!.  Grazie! ~Alex

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Once you’ve created your account, be sure to upload a pic and fill out your profile. You can also email me with your questions, suggestions, or comments. I’m always curious to meet you and hear about your language plans and struggles!

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I normally don't reach out to the Italian learning sites I visit, but I have to say that your welcome email message was so nice, and your site is just amazing!...I am blown away, not only because of your content and the way you have organized it, but by your diagrams and "hidden answers" - I love the visual-ness of it (if that is a word), because I am a visual learner - your charts and bold fonts for clarity are wonderful.