Olly Learns Italian – An Extended Italian Conversation! (Week 7)

Today marks 7 weeks since I started this project to learn Italian.

And so far, I've given you a pretty comprehensive overview of all aspects of my learning.

Hopefully, you've been enjoying it!

But I'm also conscious that while giving an overview of my learning process and how I'm getting on is helpful, it might also be useful to see exactly what I do when I practice Italian – no commentary, no reflections… just plain unfiltered Italian practice.

Here's what one reader emailed me recently:

“Olly, the speaking clips you've shared in recent weeks have been great! It's fascinating to see your progress day by day over the course of a week.

But I'd also love to see a longer clip so I can better understand exactly how you structure your speaking sessions.”.

So for my latest update, I decided to do something different…

This week, you’ve got an extended video of me speaking Italian, so you can see:

My partner in crime is Stefano, who, as you can see from the video, is a fantastic speaking partner.

Here are Stefano's details – please look him up!


What Have I Been Up To?

Many of you have been asking about how I’ve been studying for the last couple of weeks:

And I’ll talk about that in detail soon enough… probably next week.

Can't give it all away just yet 🙂

The last week or so has been tough – one week of sickness and another of travel.

But in spite of this, I’ve managed to keep up my morning study routine, getting in a minimum of 1-hour listening & reading in Italian each day.

And I'm chuffed with myself for keeping this up.

Like I always say… consistency trumps all else in language learning!

Oh yes… I’ve also got a firm favourite new resource!

An Italian resource that's so good I've literally stopped listening to anything else.

I'll tell you about that next week.

(On second thought… I'll probably tell people on my Italian list about it sooner. So sign up to that if you don't want to wait till next week! Click here to join)

Next week, I’ll also tell you the three exact things I’ve been doing every day, apart from speaking, to keep improving my Italian… so make sure to check back next week!

So that's it for now.

Got questions for me about the project so far?

Leave them in the comments below!

Also, don't forget that you can catch up with all of my previous videos and learn more about the resources I've been using to learn Italian in the project homepage: Mission Control.

See you next week!

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Vivpear says:
18 Aug 2018 12:30

Well done Olly, can I just say something about a mistake you made a couple of times which went undetected? You don’t say ho fermato di fare qualcosa, but you say ho smesso di fare qualcosa.
The infinitive is smettere. It also means to stop, like fermare, but it’s used differently. I didn’t know the postcad you mentioned, I will give it a go.

room rentals says:
12 Sep 2018 15:53

You never mentioned what the amazing italian resource is.

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