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I help frustrated learners to become brave and independent "rockstars of Italian", so they can understand and speak real life Italian effortlessly. Using content and methods that bring back the fun.

Rockstar dell'italiano - The Italian Coach

How to boost your Italian listening skills with your favorite movies
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Moreno Pontoriero the italian coach

I love that it takes movie dialogues to improve my listening skills. So I'm getting used to real spoken Italian and it's actually a lot of fun. I also appreciated the word and sound explanations and the additional infos about the movies and scenes. I hoped to work on my listening skills, but I learned much more. 

Melanie Bernhard

About "Film al Taglio"

Ciao Moreno, grazie per il tuo podcast. Negli ultimi giorni, ho conosciuto il tuo lavoro e hai cambiato la mia idea di studio della lingua italiana. Grazie tanto, un saluto dal Brasile.


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The three pillars of a Rockstar dell'Italiano


It all starts with having the right mindset. Get rid of common language learning misconceptions. Italian is not "teachable". Learn it by yourself. Be independent!


There are supposedly hundreds of ways to learn Italian but not all of them really work to reach a confident comprehension and speaking level. The safest methods are often the least effective. Be brave!


The Italian content you use has to be compelling, so that you will establish an emotional relationship. Content first, language second. Use what you really enjoy!

Where to start?

the italian coach podcast


My best tips on how to learn Italian, mindset, Italian (sub-)culture, society, linguistic aspects and much more. 100% in clear Italian. Plus improve your speaking and grammar skills with the "conversation simulator" and  "point of view stories".

Film al taglio the italian coach

Film al Taglio

Do you want to better understand Italians who speak fast and naturally? Film al Taglio is a digital listening package designed to actively train your ears through movie dialogues.

Who am I?

Hey! I'm Moreno. My mission and passion is to teach you how to learn Italian independently doing what you love. Become a rockstar of Italian!

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