Italian Basics For English Speakers

The most comprehensive program to build Italian fluency and confidence

Italian Basics For English Speakers is the only language program of its kind that not only shows you the exact roadmap for learning Italian from zero, but also teaches you powerful language learning strategies that will help you step into the confident Italian speaker mindset.

Who’s this course for?

If you love the Italian language and culture and want to be a fluent Italian speaker, understood by native speakers while also feeling confident in doing so, then this course is for you! ✨

I’ll give you my step-by-step roadmap to go from zero to Italian, with support, feedback, and accountability so that you enjoy and succeed in your language learning journey.

What’s included in this course?

10 LEARNING MODULES
For 10 weeks, every week you’ll get access to a new module including:
✅ Simplified pre-recorded video lessons
✅ Printable PDF guides for each lesson
✅ Downloadable audio files so that you can learn on the go
✅ Done-for-you flashcard decks
✅ Auto-graded quizzes to test what you learned
✅ Asynchronous speaking/conversation exercises: you’ll receive individual personalized feedback from Margherita on these.

LIVE WEEKLY OFFICE HOURS
✅ For 10 weeks, every week there will be live office hours with Margherita, on Thursdays at 4 PM EST (New York City) time. Office hours are always recorded and can be viewed at a later time if you can’t make it.

PRIVATE STUDENT-ONLY COMMUNITY
✅ A highly-supportive private community run by Margherita, including only students that have enrolled at this time. This means that it’s a group of like-minded Italian learners on the same 10-week journey as you.

LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE COURSE
✅ You’ll have unlimited access to the learning modules, including future updates to the course, and recorded office hours. Access to the private student-only community and Margherita’s individual feedback is available for 10 weeks from the start of the course.

Course curriculum

The course runs for 10 weeks: starting on January 17th and ending on March 27th.
EACH MODULE FOCUSES ON: 1) GRAMMAR 2) VOCABULARY 3) PRONUNCIATION/CONVERSATION.

PART 1: MODULES 1, 2, 3, 4 – Covered verb tense: present indicative
📌 You’ll learn how to talk about your daily routine
📌 You’ll learn how to order food at an Italian restaurant
📌 You’ll learn how to talk about things that you like and don’t like
📌 You’ll learn how to ask and answer questions in Italian like, “Where are you from?”, “What do you do?”, “What time is it?”, “What’s the weather like?” and many others

PART 2: MODULES 5, 6, 7 – Covered verb tense: past indicative
📌 You’ll learn how to express your wants and needs
📌 You’ll learn the vocabulary and useful expressions for shopping in Italy
📌 You’ll learn how to talk about your hobbies, activities, and sports
📌 You’ll learn how to discuss events, experiences, and things you have done in the past

PART 3: MODULES 8, 9, 10 Covered verb tense: future indicative
📌 You’ll learn how to express your feelings in Italian
📌 You’ll learn how talk about vacations, holidays, and traditions
📌 You’ll learn the vocabulary and useful expressions for the airport and traveling in Italy
📌 You’ll learn how to discuss future plans and travels
📌 You’ll review all the previous modules to make sure you remember the most important content

Frequently asked questions by your fellow Italian language learners

How much does this course cost?

The price of this course is $347, and you’ll be able to enroll for this price on January 4th. The early bird price is sold out.

Are you a native Italian speaker?

Yes, I was born and raised in Bergamo, Italy. My family is Italian and lives in Italy. I just graduated with my Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Arizona. I have extensive experience in language teaching and learning, especially at the university level.

When does the course start and finish?

The course officially kicks off on January 17th 2022, and it concludes on March 27th 2022. The live component of this course (private community, Margherita’s feedback, and office hours) is for 10 weeks.

Will I be getting immediate access to all lessons?

Once the course starts on January 17th 2022, you’ll get access to a new module per week. If you get behind, don’t worry. Come back to the lessons when you have time!

Will I need to invest in other materials?

Nope! This is a complete course that includes video lessons, learning materials, testing resources, and continued support to ensure that you have everything you need to succeed.

Will Margherita be available to answer questions if I get stuck?

Yes, the highly-supportive private community is run by myself, Margherita, and I’ll be there to cheer you on, support you, give you feedback, and keep you accountable in this Italian language learning journey. I’m here for you!

I don’t live in an English-speaking country, can I take this course?

Yes! You can take this course if you don’t live in an English-speaking country or if English is not your first language. But please take note: my teaching method focuses specifically on English to Italian and Italian to English… not other languages. So if you’re fluent and comfortable with English (regardless of your first language), this course will be a good fit.

I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed… Are you sure I can do this?

I know that you can do this! I have helped many English speakers successfully learn Italian. Yes, it will probably get a little uncomfortable at times but as long as you are willing to invest a few hours every week and reach out for help every time you get stuck, you can absolutely do this. My big promise to you is that you’ll never waste your time or energy and you’ll always feel like EVERYTHING you are doing is bringing you one step closer to being a fluent and confident Italian speaker.

I have a busy schedule… How much time will it take to go through the course?

This course is 10 weeks, but you can take as much time as you need, since you have lifetime access to the 10 learning modules and recorded office hours. Allow yourself 4 to 5 hours a week to watch the pre-recorded video lessons, complete the exercises, and interact with Margherita and other students in the private community.

What if I’m unhappy with the course?

You’re backed by a risk-free 14-days guarantee. Italian Basics For English Speakers is the most comprehensive step-by-step course for English speakers who are excited and committed to become fluent in Italian in 2022. By the end of the 14 days, you’ll have received access to the welcome module as well as the first two modules, with videos, materials, and quizzes to test your learning. If by the end of the 14 days you feel like this program is not a good fit for you, simply reach out, show that you have done the work, and you’ll get a refund.

Can I buy this course as a gift?

Yes, you can! Simply buy the course and then send email to: support@italianmatters.com, with the name and email of the gift recipient.

I have a question not listed here. What should I do?

Simply send an email to support@italianmatters.com.

Allora… Are you in?

I personally can’t wait to guide you over these 10 weeks… Learning a new language has literally transformed my life. I have experienced first hand what it feels like to transition from monolingual to become fluent in another language, English in my case.

If you are motivated to become a fluent and confident Italian speaker in 2022, you owe it to yourself to at least take a risk-free plunge to see what your life looks like as a fluent and confident Italian speaker.

Should you choose to accept my invitation, I guarantee that these 10 weeks will be transforming. I’m committed to supporting you, guiding you, and cheering you on this Italian learning journey. We’re in this together! I look forward to welcoming and meeting you personally inside Italian Basics For English Speakers.

A presto,
Margherita

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