In today's fast-paced world where every thing can be ordered on demand, (add more fluff).
However, you can't say exactly the same for processes that take time, such as learning, designing, and engineering - even if it can be tempting to cut corners just to do things in as less time as possible.
The problem with this approach, however, is that rushing things tends to lead towards inefficiency and thus, wasted time.
The same is true for learning languages, particularly Italian.
Yes, it's possible for every language learner to be fluent in speaking a foreign language within months if each one had the situation, privilege, time, and opportunity to just uproot our lives and live anywhere in Italy, for example.
But to most of us mere mortals, we have to make do with the tools at our disposal - and figure out a way that will help us learn Italian at the most efficient, convenient, and fastest way possible.
Let's discuss the ways on how to do just this and maybe debunk a few myths about language learning along the way.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO LEARN ITALIAN QUICKLY?
This is a common question posed by many first-time Italian learners. However, let me clue you in on a secret: there is no particular quickest way to learn Italian efficiently apart from doing what works for you - and sticking with it. Apart from sticking with it, what's important is for you to tweak your very own learning "system" as it goes.
For instance, you may be doing a Michel Thomas Italan course for a month or so - what you can add to your leraning routine is to reinforce your learning every week by practicing what you learn with a language partner from italki for about 30 minutes to an hour.
This is an example of what little tweaks you can add to your learning system to make learning Italian more fun and rewarding....and there are many ways to do it. The most important thing, however, is to never stop learning! Pause if you must, but never stop.
THE FASTEST WAY IT TOOK ME TO LEARN ITALIAN - FROM MY EXPERIENCE.
I can't tell you THE fastest way to learn Italian, because each language learner will have his or her particular language learning style, but I can tell you HOW I did it towards earning my first few professional Italian certifications!
First, I completed the full Michel Thomas Italian course - from Foundation, to Advanced, and then to the Vocabulary courses. I made sure to complete all of them before taking any other audio course, but coupled it with continuous training by speaking to native speakers on italki and SharedTalk, as well as reading an Italian news story once a day.
After a month, I completed the Pimsleur course, which did wonders for my spoken Italian, and then I went on my way continuing to practice as much as I can.
Then after, I found a native speaker who offered personal classes, which for me gave me the best language education money can buy....without having to live 3 months in Italy.
CAN ANYONE LEARN ITALIAN IN 24 HOURS OR IN A FEW DAYS?
Yes, it's possible to learn Italian fast and quickly - there is a wealth of resources on the Internet now available for next to nothing.
Whether you choose to start off by finding yourself a native speaking Italian teacher on the internet through platforms like italki or Sharedlingo, or whether you choose to use software or audio courses such as Rosetta Stone, Michel Thomas, or Pimsleur, or even the DLI Language Courses that have now been released to the public domain, if there is a will, there is a way.
You may just find youself speaking, and more importantly, INTERNALIZING the first few phrases and sentences by heart in the first 24 hours to a few days of learning.
Good luck on your language learning journey!