If you’re here, that means you’re an Italian language learner who knows you need to improve your speaking.
Since I’m planning a 31 Day Learn Italian Challenge in October, I really wanted to implement this method and see if it worked.
So for the next four weeks, I’m going to be producing an Italian vlog on Youtube of me just talking about Italian stuff.
And I recommend you try it, too!
You don’t have to make the vlog all public on Youtube, although it does help for public accountability. You can just keep a video diary on your laptop.
In this vlog, I talk about a book I love ‘La Bella Lingua’ by Dianne Hales (& Shhh. Here’s a secret. She might be coming on as a guest on the 30 Minute Italian Podcast!).
Step-by-step, here’s how you can create your own vlog:
1.) Write a short composition about whatever you’re thinking of that day.
2.) Put it on Italki (referral link) and wait for it to be corrected. (The very next day Marco had corrected mine. Grazie Marco!)
3.) Make a document where you’ll put the text you wrote and the corrected text side-by-side so you can compare where you make mistakes and correct yourself.
4.) Practice speaking the composition out loud 7-8 times.
5.) Use iMovie (or any other free video editor) on your laptop to record a video.
6.) Once it’s finished recording, add transitions and subtitles, if you please.
7.) Then, share it to Youtube!
Then, in the comments below, ask me any questions you have about making vlogs to learn Italian or if this was helpful for you!