Olly Learns Italian – Speaking Italian For The First Time! (Week 5)

Today is the day you've been waiting for!

After an entire month learning Italian, I finally opened my mouth and spoke Italian for the first time.

In today's video, you'll see the results!

What you'll see is a compilation of five conversations in Italian – one conversation from every day last week, presented in chronological order.

(Huge thanks to Martina for putting up with me for an entire week!)

I'm going to resist the temptation to comment on how I think I did …  I'll save that for next week!

Instead, I'll just suggest you consider two things as you watch:

  1. How was my Italian on day 1?
  2. How did my Italian develop over the course of the week?

To read more about how I've been studying, the materials I've been using, and to go back through all the previous project updates, please visit Italian Mission Control.

Speaking Italian For The First Time

Olly speaks Italian

To be honest, I was equally curious to see what would happen.

After all, the study method I used was totally new for me – a strict “input only” diet.

In other words, I spent the entire first month listening and reading to Italian:

So, the obvious question was…

Would I actually be able to speak the language? Or would I simply stumble horribly over every word?

Judge for yourself…

And see you next week for more — after all, there are still two months of the project left, including a trip to Italy to be officially tested!

Please leave your comments and questions below! Also, don't forget that I'm keeping a record of all the resources I've been using to learn Italian in the project homepage: Mission Control.

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Fabio Giordano says:
8 Aug 2018 17:58

Ciao Olly, complimenti per i tuoi progressi in Italiano! Sto utilizzando i tuoi consigli per migliorare il mio spagnolo, oltre ad utilizzare il materiale di Fluent Spanish Academy 😉 Sarei felice di darti consigli per trovare materiale in italiano che può esserti d’interesse. E mi farebbe piacere conoscerti se quando verrai in Italia passerai anche da Torino, la bellissima città in cui vivo 🙂 Thanks for all you’ve done for the language learners!

Jay Sterling says:
8 Aug 2018 20:07

Bravo sir! Did I miss how you practised pronunciation by yourself? I’d feel that the could take up the first lesson by itself. Your teacher hit the rare balance of patience, correcting at the right time and being enthusiastic for you to learn.

Trisha Collins-Dunbar says:
26 Aug 2018 20:06

Bravo, Bravo this is amazing!

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