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Whether you just want to learn a few Italian words and phrases, or you want to go further, we’ve got the answers to all your Italian language questions! We're talking great tools, great tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak Italian confidently and understand the Italian language quickly and effectively...
Right here you‘ll find tons of Italian language resources that will really help you learn Italian. From understanding how Italian grammar works, to a whole range of really helpful Italian vocabulary, these fantastic Italian lessons will make sure that you can get your point across when you're traveling in a Italian speaking country.
How to Perfect Your Italian Pronunciation with Rocket Record
You can sound like you ARE a native Italian speaker when you use Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket Italian! (Note that for true voice recognition you will need to use the Chrome browser.
Try it here with the transcript from one of our Interactive Audio Lessons:
Ciao Alessandro, come stai?
Hi Alex, how are you?
Bene grazie, e tu?
I'm good, thank you, and you?
Bene anche io,
I'm good too,
Rocket Record allows you to listen to the way native speakers say hundreds of Italian words and phrases. Then you can record yourself and accurately compare your speech with that of the native speaker.
It really is a fantastic way to learn Italian by increasing the amount of Italian vocabulary you know, and at the same time massively improving your Italian pronunciation and accent. Rocket Record is great for your confidence!
Virtually every Italian word and phrase in these lessons uses our Rocket Record voice comparison technology to get your pronunciation sounding as close as possible to a native Italian speaker.
How to Understand Spoken Italian with Testing
Most of our Italian lessons take advantage of the Testing section, which contains our exclusive testing tools. Testing has three testing components, Hear It Say It!, Write It!, and Know It! all scientifically designed to enhance your recall and understanding of spoken Italian.
1. Hear it Say it!
Training your ear for Italian can be one of the things that Italian learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!
Here’s how Hear lt Say It! works. A randomly selected audio track from within each lesson is played. After listening to the track you’re prompted to record yourself saying the word, compare the way you say it to the Italian speaker, and rate how well you understand what the speaker was saying. A very powerful tool to tune your ear to spoken Italian!
Have a go with Hear It Say It! Here
2. Write it!
It's one thing being able to pronounce Italian words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words.
Write It! is the self-testing tool that lets you find out how well developed your Italian ear really is. Just listen to the native speaker saying a word or phrase, then try to write it correctly in the space provided. There's a special character keyboard available if you need it, so you can get it exactly right.
When you're done click reveal, and you get to see how well you did, and get a rating for that word or phrase.
Test your writing skills with Write It! here:
3. Know it!
Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in Italian and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! The self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!
Know It! pulls randomly selected English words and phrases out of each lesson and prompts you to record yourself saying the Italian translation, compare yourself to the Italian speaker, and then rate how well you did! You really need to know your stuff for this one but the benefits are huge in maximizing how quickly you can come up with the right thing to say when someone is speaking Italian to you!
For a real challenge try out Know It!:
What comes next?
When you're ready to take your Italian learning to the next level Rocket Italian has just the right course for you:
You can hear the first Interactive Audio Lesson from Rocket Italian Premium here:
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement tools! Improve your knowledge and retention of the Italian you learn!