How to Learn Italian: Become Fluent in 55 Days?
Yes. If you're looking to learn Italian to mix with native Italians,have some fun, or simply to feel better about your language skills, you can do it.
I know I wanted to learn Italian myself, and fast, but I just never got around to it. Namely because some of the learn Italian products out there, like Rosetta Italian, were just too expensive.
Quite by accident, I stumbled across a brand new product from the makers of some reliable language learning products, Rocket Languages. So no surprise, their Italian learning tool is called (duh) Rocket Italian.
It's definitely the most value for your money (less than $100) and the easiest tool I've come across. If you're willing to put in the time and discipline, and practice Italian regularly, then YES, you can learn Italian fluently within 8 weeks!
Let's find out what's good, bad, and FREE about Rocket Italian.
Il Buono (The Good)
Like all the Rocket Language products (French, Spanish, etc.), Rocket Italian boasts 3 "easy learning games". Are they actually easy to use? Oh yeah! Your Italian listening, vocabulary, and grammar skills are sure to increase dramatically with each of these interactive learning games, which generally work with multiple choice and flash card games. It's a great way of learning anytime anywhere, as all you need is a Net connection. Or use an I-Pod: you can download the audio lessons onto any MP3 device.
But the bonuses aren't all that's good: I also really appreciated the easy organisation of the "main course", which has 6 sections, including Greeting, Meeting, Food, and Drink, Travel, Arts and Culture, and a very useful one when you're in Italy: Cucina Italiana - Italian Cooking.
Overall, a pretty organised way of learning Italian fluently, and certainly doable in 8 weeks, as the course promises.
Not much. It's very easy to use and because it's digital, can be learned anywhere (ie, on your I-Pod or even mobile phone).
If one thing is bad, it'd be that there is so much to learn, all in one area. But you do have an order to things in the Members Area, so it won't be hard to pace yourself and advance from beginner's to advanced Italian.
Il Liberare (The Free)
This Rocket Language course has a better free course than most. It's actually quite comprehensive; unlike the very short and not-very-helpful Rocket French free course, this one actually details many grammatical rules and vocabulary. On top of that, you get free audio pronunciation guides in each of the six free lessons. So overall, a great free course and one worth trying, if only to learn basic, basic Italian.
La Mia Raccomandazione (My Recommendation)
Can Italian really be learned in just 8 weeks?
I truly doubted it, especially with an online software program. But after trying out Rocket Italian, I can say that, if you're willing to put in the time, you can become molto bene in Italian no time. It's really up to you to put in the time and practice. The course itself provides an excellent, VERY easy framework.
That said, I'm giving Rocket Italian a BUY recommendation. Hey, if you don't like it, just take advantage of the 8-week moneyback guarantee. If you don't learn Italian the way you would have liked in 8 weeks, just get your money back.
No loss, really. And that's something I like to hear.