One of the most fun things I did in preparation for my vacation to Italy was to learn Italian. It was a lot of fun and did it while I was driving back and forth to work. Of course I could have done it with any language or did it for a job change but I was learning Italian for a vacation.
I wasn't able to sit in a restaurant and listen to people speaking Italian at the next table but I could get my point across and understand what was going on when I was asking for directions and trying to get information about bus stops and museums.
I am much better now that I have had a lot of time to practice but considering I only thought about learning Italian a little over a couple of month before I was leaving I think I learned a lot. I attribute this to the ease of use of the learn Italian course I was using.
One of the most fun things about learning to speak Italian was the look on our friends faces when they looked at each other then looked at me after they heard me speaking in Italian.
I enjoy traveling to foreign countries very much but often feel a little uneasy whenever I need any kind of help or information and decided I wasn't going to feel like that on my last trip. This vacation was going to be the most stress free vacation to a foreign country I would be going on and after taking Italian lessons, it was.
At first I didn't think I had time to learn Italian. Then I found a great Italian lesson course online. I downloaded their program burned the lessons onto CD's and listened to them and learned on my way to and from work. When I had time I would listen to the lessons at home but for me there always seemed to be some kind of distraction going on so I really enjoyed having the CD's in the car.
When I had time I would practice speaking Italian to my Italian friends just to see if they could understand what I was saying and try to help me pronounce the words better as well as see if I could understand what they were saying.
Not only was it fun to speak Italian while I was in Italy but I keep in practice by talking to all my Italian friends. Another of the fun things about taking Italian lessons was knowing I spoiled some of my Italian friends fun since they can no longer tell jokes about me in Italian while I was there.
If you want to enjoy your vacation to Italy even more you should consider learning Italian like I did. Not to mention it is something you can keep with you for the rest of your life. To learn more about the Italian lesson course and see how easy and inexpensive it is to learn Italian, you can click here to go to their web site or you can click on their logo on the top right side of this page. Once their site you will see an area where you can get a mini course for free to see if can get the hang of it, this makes it easier to decide whether or not to buy the longer course.
As with most of my articles I like to provide people with options whenever I can, with that said I looked into the language lesson courses available from Babble. This company has only been around since 2007 but I have heard a lot of good things about it and in the different way they teach. There approach is a little different then the course I used from Rocket language but uses some of the same techniques. It seemed simple to use and worked well however so was Rocket.
The difference is in paying, with Rocket you pay for the course and it is yours forever, with Babble like Rocket you can try it for free and if you decide to take the course you then pay a monthly membership fee to keep taking the course which makes it a little less expensive but when you stop taking the lessons and cancel which you can do at any time you don’t get to keep the lessons. You may not ever need to review the lessons but buying a course you would have that option.
If after you work on either free version you don't want to take lessons, I would suggest going to Google translate where you can type in words and some short phrases and it will translate the words for you which isn't the important part because you can click on the speaker Icon and it will pronounce what you typed. It isn't nearly as good as taking the course but it is better than nothing at all.
If you are planning a trip somewhere else in Europe and want to learn the language of that country I have links to the side for French, German and Spanish lessons. These are some of the more popular languages use in Europe.
As with many of my article endings I hope by providing this information you will return to My Italian Travels and book your Italian course online through my link.