Get your writing corrected by native speakers.
If you prefer to learn on your own but you would like some feedback from natives, Italki offers two great options for free.
The first is their Notebook feature and the second is their Discussions feature.
Go to the top toolbar of Italki and under Community choose “Notebook.”
Don’t have a free account yet? Sign up here to get one now.
You can choose to:
1.) Write a notebook entry.
2.) Review your corrections.
3.) Go to your Notebook to see past entries + corrections
If you want corrections, I recommend correcting one entry for each notebook entry you submit.
How to Submit an Entry for Correction
To submit a notebook entry…
Step 1) Choose “Write a Notebook Entry”.
Step 2) Fill in a title, your writing, and choose which language it’s in.
How to Correct a Notebook Entry
Then Browse Entries for those written in English with the author’s native language in Italian.
Choose an entry and then press “Correct this Entry.”
It’s helpful to put your edits in colors so they can know right away what was changed.
Do this by changing the color in the toolbar.
Benefits / downsides of using the Notebook on Italki
— There is no “right answer” when people correct your entries. You will get a variety of corrections from different people of different regions. This is valuable stuff.
— If you don’t correct other’s entries, you may not get your entries corrected.
Full disclosure: Italki sponsored the 30 Minute Italian podcast, and while they don’t pay me to brag about them on my site like this, they deserve the best of the best treatment…and hugs. Lots of hugs.
Questions? Comments? Leave them in the comments below!