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 show you how to make learning Italian memorable! Learn how to learn and master Italian through stories, comics, movies and other media and content you love.
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.
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. So, the exams he took went very well.
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 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 coach, as my guitar playing was stuck and I was loosing the joy of playing.
This coach 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 told 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 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. They are not teaching you anything, they are basically constantly evaluating you.
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. It’s not going to help you memorize words and structures.
What if we change perspective by focusing on the content and the information we get through Italian?
The moment I began to use stories, novels, non-fiction books, comics, podcasts, movies and other media and content I was interested in, I regained enthusiasm in learning English. Above all I noticed soon great improvement. And it didn’t feel like learning at all!
Let me reveal you a not so well kept secret: Anybody can master Italian, but nobody can teach it to you. You can only learn it by yourself.
What you need are the right approach, mindset and methods. The starting point is to enjoy the process and to have fun. It’s time to break free from boring oldfashioned, uneffective and unefficient learning habits and methods. It’s time to start making learning Italian personal and thus memorable!
So, here I am now. Helping you to become the best independent learner, so you can acquire real life Italian.
Learn Italian by doing what you love! Make learning Italian memorable!
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.
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.
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 quite regular office jobs in the Insurance branch and I also worked as German-Italian Translator. As a Italian/language coach I’m sharing with you all my experience and my best tips so you can finally make learning Italian memorable, thus effective and joyful.
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. 🙂