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Get daily emails with a specific lesson to help you become a better speaker in Italian so you can finally get your nose out of the grammar books and into the piazza to have real conversations with real people
I have been having short conversations with three different young Italian women. While the conversations are not long, I am learning a lot about myself, as well as learning Italian. Thank you, Cher, for providing this opportunity. Your guidelines are great, even if I don't always follow them. Without your gentle push, I would never have gained the confidence to speak Italian with three total strangers. And, although I still often write down what I am going to say before I send a HelloTalk voice message, I'm no longer agonizing over whether I am saying everything perfectly. I say what I have to say and press send. How liberating!
Student, Jan 2016
I'm challenging you to spend a minimum of 30 minutes every day to improve how well you speak Italian.
All it takes is a genuine excitement about learning Italian, dedicated daily study, and the courage to step just outside of your comfort zone.
Enough hiding behind your textbook.
During the 21-Day Italian Conversation Challenge, I'll send you daily emails with lessons that will show you exactly how to improve your conversational ability in Italian.
When we're not physically in Italy, a lot of us get into the habit of not using our Italian with real people, and that's usually because there aren't that many fluent Italian speakers around us.
Heck, it happens to me and I run a whole website for learning Italian.
This challenge will show you how you can become a better speaker from home and open those cultural doors from Australia, Manhattan, or the tiniest town in Kansas.
When you take this challenge, you won't be asked to have video calls or talk about things that are outside of your level. Everything will be adapted to exactly where you are and will push you just outside of your comfort zone, which, let's all be honest, is where the magic really happens when it comes to learning a new language.
By the end of this challenge, no matter your level, you'll have had three conversations in Italian.
Aaaaaand, A PRIZE!
If you finish the challenge and have your three conversations, you'll be entered into a raffle to win THREE free Italki sessions with a tutor of your choice. 🙂
The best way to make Italian stick? Use it.
Here's what students who have taken past challenges had to say...
I've really been enjoying the challenge, and today I was thinking "What will I do without it?" I'm still very much a beginner, but I try to do something each day. Thank you for everything you share!
I am so sad that we have come to the last day. :[ I have enjoyed this very much, and I looked forward to your emails every day. I think we need a support group to deal with the loss!!
Your commitment to this is, in my opinion, more than awesome, so thank you for all of the work and effort you put into my Italian progress. I have learnt so much and found so many new things to experience.
Thanks for engineering this great opportunity -- it's been informative & fun!
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