Most high school or regular Italian courses start by teaching you dull grammar rules and complex language notions. There has to be a better way! We, at Mondly - the language app loved by millions of people worldwide, take an opposite approach. Our language experts care deeply about your ability to have real conversations in Italian as fast as possible. That's why, rather than bombarding you with complex notions in the beginning of your course, we start by involving you in a real conversation. Through this approach, you will be able to have your first Italian conversation after only 5 minutes of using our app. Encouraging, right?
Our linguists have also identified one of the major secrets of how to speak Italian: listening to native speakers in a natural setting. Because our brain is wired to absorb the information we hear, our experts made listening an essential part of learning Italian. As a result, during all our lessons you will hear natives speak in Italian clearly, correctly and in context. This way, you will pick up the natural Italian pronunciation of core words effortlessly.
The most important part of learning Italian is getting a chance to practice what you learned by speaking the language. Otherwise, it’s all lost, like most of what we’ve learned in school. That’s exactly why our language experts have included Italian speaking exercises in every lesson. No need to find an Italian friend to help you rehearse. No need to go to an Italian speaking country. How can this be possible? We have created a high-tech computer program you can use to have a smart conversation with (really!). We call it the Mondly Chatbot. Sit back and it engages in a conversation with you using a friendly, native Italian voice. Don’t be shy: respond to its questions or even ask it one. Like magic, it will understand what you are saying and respond like a regular person would. No wonder millions of people around the world have already tried our Chatbot to learn how to speak Italian.
The great minds of our time consider Virtual Reality (VR) to be the future of technology. Acknowledging the tremendous potential of this technology, we worked with our world class linguists to shape the future of language learning through Virtual Reality.
Meet Mondly VR, the first virtual reality application that helps you learn to speak Italian. Put your VR headset on and feel immersed in a world of languages. Order some pizza in a restaurant in Rome, have an exciting Italian conversation in a train going to Milan or check into a hotel in Venice. It’s the closest thing to being there and that’s exactly what makes it so effective in learning Italian.
Remember that deer in the headlights feeling when someone asks you a question and you desperately dig through your memory trying to figure out what to say in response? In VR, you learn how to speak Italian by practicing the same situations in the comfort of your own home. Practice as many times as you like in a safe environment and get instant feedback until you get it right. As a result, you’ll gain the confidence to apply what you have learned in the real world. Ultimately, Mondly is all about teaching you how to speak Italian so you can have real life conversations with natives. No doubt about it, Mondly VR supercharges your learning and makes learning to speak Italian extremely effective.
You will hear Italian almost everywhere you go. Italian is a global language and Italians have an appetite for traveling the world. That’s why walking on the streets of London or New York you’ll hear lots of people speaking Italian. There are 85 million Italian speakers worldwide with almost 60 million living in Italy, 5 million in North and South America, over 800000 living in Switzerland and 24000 in San Marino. Surprisingly, you’ll be able to find Italian speakers in Libya and Somalia because these were Italian colonies in the past.
But what about the Italian dialects? Yes, there are dozens of dialects in the Italian language: Milanese, Brescian, Tuscan, Laziale, Venetian and Sicilian, just to name a few. As you might have noticed, these are all related to certain cities or regions in Italy meaning that you’ll find a separate dialect in most major cities in Italy. But, don’t worry too much about it. These are all very similar and by knowing standard Italian you’ll be able to interact with Italians all over the world. Except Italians in Naples or Napoli, as they say in Italy. They speak Neapolitan, a dialect which is significantly different than standard Italian.
Italian is the 18th most spoken language worldwide, so you'll definitely have a lot to gain by learning conversational Italian. For example, you'll be able to interact with people anytime you visit Italy.
Wherever you plan to travel to Rome or Venice, speaking Italian will enhance your experience significantly. You will be able to experience Italian speaking countries like a native and have an authentic experience in the process.
Being able to speak Italian increases your employability significantly and makes you stand out from the crowd. This means that you will have better chances of getting a well paid job in the first place, better chances of getting promoted or getting a better job in an Italian speaking country.
Studies indicate that being bilingual or a polyglot increase the grey matter in your brain. This means that speaking Italian makes you smarter than you currently are. So, what are you waiting for?
"The drag-and-drop and visuals make it a lot more fun and easy than just reading flashcards."
"Mondly uses games and gestures to help you learn new languages."
"On Mondly, users can interact using both text input or speech."
"Mondly encourages its users to practice in everyday scenarios, such as ordering food and drinks in a restaurant."