About The Italian Coach

Have you been studying Italian but when you try to speak, you instantly freeze?

Have you tried a bunch of Italian classes, text and grammar books, but when you’re in Italy all you understand is still food words?

Have you lost the joy and motivation to learn Italian?

Do you finally want to master Italian?

Hi, my name is Moreno. I’ll teach you how to learn Italian independently and effectively doing what you love. Make learning Italian memorable!

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Grazie mille Moreno. I gained so much from my session and look forward to the next one. Moreno kept the lesson relaxed and made it easy to understand the information he presented.
F. from Australia

Once upon a time…

there was a young man passionate about languages, ​​who was visiting England for the first time. He was convinced he could communicate easily in English with all the locals.

Of course he was. He had studied English at school for many years. He always did all grammar exercises and memorized lots of random vocabulary lists.

But then he was confronted with reality. When he arrived to England all of his confidence vanished.

He could hardly understand anyone. Even a simple order at the restaurant was a nightmare. He began to constantly think about how to apply the grammar rules he learned.

If the restaurant hadn’t closed, he would still be there thinking about what to say.

This was the beginning…

of the story that slowly led me to a totally different approach to language learning and eventually teaching. I knew I had to change the way I had been learning English, and honestly any other language, so far.

At almost the same time I was seeing a guitar teacher, as my guitar playing was stuck and I was loosing the joy of playing.

This teacher was different: He didn’t “feed” me with hundreds of unmusical “stock” exercises and didn’t tell me I had to learn this before that.

He showed me how to explore and experience joyfully the guitar by myself. He put the emphasis on using materials and songs that I love to expand my technical and musical abilities. I was finally learning enjoyably in context!

How is this related to learning Italian?

So many teachers, online courses and textbooks out there focus on teaching you the Italian language itself. They explain to you the rules and the exceptions. They want you to do “fill in the blanks” exercises. They tell you have to learn this tense before you can move on to the next tense. They act as human dictionaries.

Can this be enjoyable, engaging and effective?

Putting the focus on that stuff simply doesn’t work if you really want to understand and speak real life Italian effortlessly.

What if we change perspective by focusing on the content, the entertainment and the information we can get through Italian?

The moment I began to switch my mindset and use stories, novels, non-fiction books, comics, podcasts, movies and generally all the media and content I was really interested in, I regained enthusiasm in learning languages. I finally noticed great improvement and it even didn’t feel like oldfashioned boring learning at all!

Let me reveal you a not so well kept secret: Anybody can learn and master Italian, but nobody can teach it to you. You can only learn and acquire a language by yourself.

What you need are the right approach and mindset, effective methods and compelling content. It’s time to break free from boring, uneffective and unefficient learning habits and methods. It’s time to start making learning Italian personal!

So, here I am now helping you to make learning Italian a personal and memorable journey.

This was my first lesson with Moreno. It was excellent. Moreno was tolerant, attentive, engaging, flexible and very supportive. I couldn’t have asked for more in a teacher. I am about to book another session and I’m really looking forward to it.

A. from UK

Who is this Italian Coach guy?

When I’m not coaching, creating podcasts, writing stories and creating comics, I love to play guitar, learn languages, travel, and play with my cats.

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I grew up bilingual (Italian and German) and besides English I also speak French and Spanish at different levels. Yes, I’m quite a language nerd. By the way, Russian is going to be my next language learning project…

In my former life I had a few regular office jobs in the Insurance branch and I also worked as German-Italian Translator. As an Italian/language coach I’m sharing with you all my experience and my best tips so you can finally make learning Italian memorable!

Moreno is a friendly teacher who made the lesson fun so I could relax and begin to try speaking. It was more like a conversation than a teacher-student lesson which helped to take away a lot of my fear. Thank you so much for your patience. 🙂

A. from Australia