5 tips for keeping up with language over the holidays

If you have just finished your language course and you don’t want to lose what you have learnt so far. try these little tips.

If you have just finished your language course and you don’t want to lose what you have learnt so far, try these little tips I thought for students at the beginner level.

1. LISTEN to the “sound of the Italian language” at least 10 min a day.
Podcasts. Podcasts are an excellent way to help you to improve your listening. There are plenty of podcasts for different interests and level of Italian.  
Movies. Ok these are my tip: chose an Italian film that you like. Watch it with the Italian subtitles and watch it at least three times during a week. I know it sounds crazy but tries it and let me know!
Songs. Why don’t you listen to Italian songs and sing them? Again, try this: choose the song you like the most, learn the lyrics and CANTA! 
Here some playlist I created on Spotify

2. SWITCH the Language of your online activities and set your phone in Italian.
It might be hard at the beginning, but, after a while, you are going to learn some new word. 
Practice the language with apps. Many students enjoy learning with apps like Duolingo, MemRise, Babble, Busuu. I think apps cannot teach you properly from scratch tough, but for sure can help you build a vocabulary and practice grammar rules like conjugations, articles, prepositions, and so on. 

4. New vocabulary (one new word a day).
Do you want to learn a new word per day at your house?
During this pandemic period, we spend a lot of time in our home. Still, we can learn new words. Look around you and start to wonder: “come si dice…in Italian”? Look it up in the dictionary please, do not use only google translate, and write it in a post-it. After a while, you will be surrounded by Italian words! 🙂 and your family will be more than happy! 🙂 🙂 

5. Tidy up your notes. 
Last but not least. When the term of your language course has ended, it is always a good idea to tidy up your notes. This habit can help you to track your learning process and to have a clear idea of what have you been learning so far. 

Let me know
Fammi sapere!

Roberta

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