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Learning Italian Like Crazy is made by the same company that produced Learning Spanish Like Crazy, which we feel is among the most effective Spanish learning products on the market. We highly suggest the Italian counterpart, Learning Italian Like Crazy! Below is an excerpt from their site:

Sound Like A Native Italian…

You know from earlier on in this conversation, how important I consider pronunciation to be in speaking Italian.  My language is  a beautiful language filled with “colorful” sounds, pitches, and tones.  When these come together properly, the Italian language makes the speaker sound as though he or she is singing.  This very nature of the Italian language is why it is used in Opera singing.  The sound is almost heavenly. In fact, try it yourself right now, say the word “Salve a tutti – Hello everyone.” Notice the pitch and tone in that very simple phrase.

Well, not only are the pitches and tones what gives Italian the “beautiful” sounds that you hear but also, they are the essential pieces to being understood by a native Italian speaker. In fact, you could be using the correct words and phrases that you may have memorized, but if you don’t use the correct pitch and intonation to express yourself, chances are that a native Italian will have a difficult time understanding you.

For a free sample of the Learning Italian Like Crazy course, please check out the audio lesson below:




We have had MANY requests to review LoMasTV as a Italian learning program- and I must say that this review is long overdue. We have spent some time looking through their materials, and we are pleasantly surprised at the strides that his program has made.

During it’s original inception, they were built on a slightly older platform for website design, and they didn’t have nearly as much content as they currently do. The reason this is important is because their site is now JAM-PACKED with excellent quality instructional videos, and it is not coded in HTML5. For you “non-techies” out there, this is important because you watch the videos with the translations and transcripts on your iPhone/iPad devices.

Now, on to their videos. They have hundreds of high quality videos ranging from music and interviews to news broadcasts and novela clips to help you get a well rounded exposure to the Italian language. They are even sorted by difficulty so that as your skills improve you can continue to push yourself in the right direction.

To give you a better idea of their content, we thought we’d just add some free samples from their site so that you can see for yourself. Please watch the videos below and keep in mind that you can click on any word and see a dictionary reference of it during the video. This is incredibly helpful! See below:

Ricette bimbi – Gli spaghetti con zucchine e uova

Serena Scafarto – Se è vero

Totò e Lia Zoppelli – Romeo e Giulietta

Marika spiega – Proverbi italiani

Lorenzo Jovanotti – Viva l’Italia unita!

With plans allowing you to pay less than $2.00 per week (billed annually), you simply can’t find a better tool than LoMasTV to help evolve your Italian abilities.


Rocket Italian is made by Rocket Languages, the same company that built Rocket Spanish and Rocket German. Their products are very popular and very effective. Below is an excerpt from their site:

  • Speak and improve your Italian with every lesson, by taking part in the modern, everyday conversations that make up the popular Rocket Italian Premium 33-lesson Interactive Audio Course,
  • Speak Italian naturally by understanding the culture and how the language works, with 31 Language & Culture Lessons that include over 800 embedded audio clips, activities and more,
  • Build your Italian vocabulary and improve your audio recognition of common Italian words and phrases (and have fun at the same time!) with the MegaItalian software games,
  • Know how much your Italian has improved with the Rocket Italian interactive quizzes and Rocket Rehearsal self-tests,
  • Boost your Italian-speaking confidence by getting certified with the Rocket Italian Certificate Tests!
  • Have all your Italian language questions answered by the Rocket Italian teachers, native speakers and fellow Italian learners in the Rocket Italian Forum – open 24/7!
  • Make the most of your precious learning time: your course is made up of easy-to-manage sections and user-friendly navigation that guide you on the recommended learning path – and you won’t forget which lesson you’re up to or where you’re headed next because we’ve included helpful progress tracking.

To read more about Rocket Italian, please check out their site HERE.

Surefire Italian is made by the same company that made the popular Surefire Spanish and Surefire German. Below is an excerpt from their site:

Here’s why – Language experts recently found that as much as 50% of all everyday conversations in Italian (or in any other language for that matter) consists of not more than 1000 words.

In fact, in your normal, everyday usage of Italian, it is seldom that you will ever come across a need to use anything beyond 1000 words!

Now let’s think about this for a moment — If you have a way of magically imprinting 1000 most commonly used Italian words in your mind, and be able to use them anytime, anywhere and in any context…

How will it change the way you speak Italian?

Think about the possibilities…

To read some more about their product, please visit their site HERE.


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