How to shatter the “language-learning plateau” and reach that elusive conversational level of Italian: WITHOUT opening a single textbook or downloading any apps!
We’ve taken 4 years worth of feedback to create Il Metodo Contestuale: the approach that has helped thousands of students learn conversational Italian!
Have you been learning Italian and maybe even following our videos, but feel like…
- No matter how many hours you put in, you’re still not where you want to be
- It’s still hard for you to understand native Italian speakers
- You’re still not comfortable talking in everyday speaking situations
If the answer to any of these is YES, then what you are about to read will be extremely important…
Because over the next few paragraphs, you’ll discover how you can use Il Metodo Contestuale to become conversational in Italian, PLUS…
- How to comprehend the spoken language (rather than the textbook language)
- The single most important thing to study when learning a new language
- Why traditional courses, textbooks, and apps are actually HURTING your ability to speak
Before we get into the details though, let us tell you that…
It is NOT your fault if you cannot speak!
It’s the traditional approach to learning that is all backwards.
Sure, languages are filled with words, phrases, prepositions, and verbs that you should know.
But even if you spent a decade memorizing every grammar rule and every word in an Italian dictionary…
We guarantee that you still wouldn’t be able to put together conversational Italian.
In fact, this is exactly where most students (and teachers) go wrong:
They dedicate mind-numbing amounts of time to grammar and conjugating verbs…
Which all ends up doing nothing to improve your ability to actually speak the language.
The worst part is… this horrible approach can drag on for years!
For example, many college students take up to 4 semesters (sometimes more) of Italian, a total of two years worth of time…
Yet when they finish, they still struggle to put together basic sentences.
We’ve been trying to figure out why this happens…
Because think about it for a second…
How is it that young children become fluent in speaking their native languages…
When they don’t spend any time with textbooks, flashcards, and apps?
After years of teaching Italian online, we’ve finally figured it out.
And we’ve taken the same methods that children use to become fluent in Italian…
Then combined them with our own learning and teaching experiences to discover…
The fastest way to become conversational in Italian!
Ciao! We’re Graziana and Rocco, an Italian couple with a passion for languages.
We’ve spent the past four years helping thousands of people all over the globe learn Italian through our website and YouTube channel LearnAmo (now at over 150,000 subscribers!).
Between YouTube and our website, we’ve created over TWO THOUSAND HOURS worth of learning content.
Cultures and languages aren’t just online hobbies for us though, it’s what we’ve dedicated our lives to…
We’ve both graduated from the University of Bari with degrees in Linguistic and Intercultural Mediation and we also have a Master’s Degree in Language, Society and Communication from the University of Bologna (with the highest marks possible!).
And between the both of us we speak four foreign languages fluently: English, Spanish, French and German!
We know that books, apps, and regular courses don’t help you speak because we’ve tried them all ourselves.
What we discovered, is that…
All the traditional approaches to language learning forget one crucial element…
And without it, you’ll be spending at least 10x the amount of time learning how to speak…
So, what is this element?
Now it might sound obvious, but without studying how the language is actually spoken in everyday life, you’ll never get very far.
Learning languages through context is the only way to have conversations in Italian fluently…
So to help you speak Italian, we’ve put in months of work into developing…
Italiano in Contesto: the course based on il Metodo Contestuale!
Il Metodo Contestuale helps you become conversational faster and makes learning Italian fun and easy.
It works simply by immersing you in conversation, the same way you’d hear it on the streets of Italy!
This way, you’ll be able to speak in different everyday situations you’d actually find yourself in.
Sometimes when listening to a native speaker, it really can sound like it’s just gibberish coming out of their mouth…
But by using Il Metodo Contestuale, your brain will get used to how Italian flows in normal conversation.
So spoken Italian will no longer sound fast and confusing…
And instead of locking up, not knowing what to say when you try to speak…
…or constantly having to ask others “puoi ripetere più lentamente, per favore?”…
You’ll understand exactly what people say, even if they speak fast…
AND know how to respond to them with confidence (and have fun doing it!).
It is NOT a traditional course!
Italiano in Contesto doesn’t have tedious grammar exercises, verb conjugation charts, or flashcard-like memorization modules.
Because not only does that stuff take way too long to get you even the smallest results…
It’s flat out boring!
Instead, you’ll immerse yourself in hours of fun, relaxed, and natural dialogue, in all the situations of daily life here in Italy.
We’ll be walking along with you, using only the spoken language…
And helping you get to know how it changes (and how to use it yourself!) depending on the context of the conversation.
Whether you’re stopping for gas during a road-trip…
…or out at dinner ordering the perfect pizza and a beer…
…or even opening a bank account after moving to Italy…
Through each of the situations we place you in…
You’ll understand exactly how to speak Italian in day-to-day life!
Italiano in Contesto consists of 10 modules, each based around a video lesson that places you in the middle of a realistic conversation:
1: Travel Agency
2: Real-estate / Rental Agency
3: Gas Station and Mechanic
4: Car Dealership / Rental Agency
7: Clothing Shop
8: Doctor’s Office
10: Café (Bar)
To make things even easier, each module also includes:
- Accurate Italian and English subtitles to help you follow along, if you need it
- Text transcripts with added explanations that let you review each lesson, making sure you’ve understood everything
- Exercises that accompany each lesson so that you can check your progress (and to make sure what you’ve learned sticks with you forever, especially when it comes time to speak!)
- A live breakdown of the most important elements of each conversation to make sure you’re picking up the ways to speak like a native Italian
- The ability to access the course materials at any time in the future, in case you’d ever like a review
- Direct access to us, Graziana and Rocco, to ask us any questions you might have!
What we teach you is NOT just a list of words and phrases needed to get by in each situation…
For example, in the café / bar lesson, you won’t just learn how to order a coffee…
You’ll also discover:
- The different types of breakfasts Italians have (and how to order them yourself)
- What happens when they don’t have what you wanted…
- How to ask for what else they might have instead
- How to say you’re not interested in those alternatives…
- How to respond to “al banco o in sala?”, and what these choices mean!
- The common way to ask how much you have to pay (hint: it’s NOT “quanto costa?”)
- What is l’Aperitivo Completo
- How to make an Italian classic: l’Aperol Spritz!
- How to never be stopped and fined by the Italian Financial Guard!
These are just some of the things we teach you in this one lesson!
We’ve spent the past 4 years building a reputation for teaching Italian in a way that’s relevant, fun, and simplified.
What our students are saying…
LearnAmo è perfetto per chi vuole imparare l’italiano (ma anche per coloro che vogliono rispolverare la propria lingua madre!). Si trovano lezioni non solo sulla grammatica ma che sulla cultura dell’Italia e il tutto è suddiviso nei diversi livelli linguistici (A1/2 , B1/2…), il che è molto utile (ed eventualmente è disponibile anche un test di italiano per capire il proprio livello). Ci sono tanti esempi e video che, con cura e pazienza, ti guidano attraverso questa lingua così complessa ma gratificante come la nostra. Si tratta, dunque, di un’esperienza di studio completa: mette disposizione non solo un sito web ma anche tanti altri strumenti come un canale YouTube e un canale Spotify, perciò per ogni dubbio sulla lingua italiana LeranAmo è sicuramente il sito da visitare.
Graziana y Rocco son unos profesionales excelentes. Sus vídeos son muy didácticos, muy bien elaborados, abordan temas actuales y cercanos a la vida cotidiana, con un rigor lingüístico notabilísimo. Tienen toda mi confianza; los recomiendo vivamente a quienes quieran aprender italiano de forma amena y correcta. Ragazzi,siete bravissimi!!!
How does it work & how much does it cost?
Using Italiano in Contesto is easy, and all your material will be accessible right here on the LearnAmo website.
Once you’re logged in, you’ll have immediate access to all 10 modules. You can choose to follow them in order, or jump right into the lessons that interest you most.
Since Italiano in Contesto is completely online, you’re able to work at your own pace.
You have the option to re-watch any lesson as many times as you want, so don’t feel rushed to move onto the next one if you’re not ready.
Since we’re focused on adding students to the LearnAmo community…
We’ve decided to bring the price down to just 180€!
This is a one-time investment, and there are no extra fees or monthly subscriptions.
So if you’re ready to have us help you speak Italian conversationally, just click on the Iscriviti Ora! button!
When you click on the Iscriviti Ora! button, you’ll be taken to a secure form to submit payment.
We accept all major credit cards, Apple Pay and PayPal.
Also, you can pay in your normal currency without any worries. Conversion to Euro will be completed automatically based on the current exchange rate.
You’ll also have to quickly create an account.
Sorry, we know creating accounts for stuff is a pain…
But without one, we’ll have no way to chat with each other if you have any questions!
The whole thing only takes 3 to 4 minutes, and afterwards you’ll be right into your first lesson.
Now, we do have one more thing for you…
If you’re worried that our course might not be for you, we’ll also let you…
Try Italiano in Contesto risk-free for 60 days!
We’re pretty sure you’ll get just as much out of our course (if not more!) as we put into making it.
But if at any point within 60 days from enrollment you feel like your Italian isn’t improving, we’ll send you a complete refund, no questions asked.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll refund your entire purchase price.
So if you’re serious about your Italian, there’s no harm in checking it out and seeing if it’s for you.
We want you to have access to everything now for just 180€!
Are you ready to speak Italian Fluently? Just click on the Icriviti Ora! button below!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I know if Italiano in Contesto is for me?
Since the video lessons themselves are done in Italian, we would say a low-intermediate level is a good starting point…
But even if you’re a little less confident in your Italian, we’ve made Italiano in Contesto accessible across all skill levels by adding both Italian and English subtitles to all videos, and by adding text explanations for each video that review the key phrases and concepts.
Italiano in Contesto is also for you if you have a higher skill level and can understand the language well, but want some experience with how it’s actually spoken during the daily life of an Italian!
2. How would a couple of YouTubers/Bloggers know how to build a good course?
Ok, ok, we get this question a lot. And we can see why.
But what if we told you that, not only do we have years of experience teaching Italian online, both through YouTube and private Skype lessons…
But we have the formal, academic credentials too!
We have both graduated from the University of Bari with degrees in Linguistic and Intercultural Mediation, and with the highest marks possible.
We also have a Master’s Degree in Language, Society and Communication from the University of Bologna (again, with the highest marks possible).
Teaching Italian online isn’t something we just decided to do one day…
It’s the result of years and years of study and hard work into the subject we’re passionate about!
So you can trust that we’re not just a couple of online course creators…
We’ve been through it all when it comes to studying languages. From years of both formal and informal study, we know what works.
And as proof… Today we speak 4 foreign languages fluently: English, Spanish, French and German!
With Italiano in Contesto we’ve taken everything that works (and avoided everything that doesn’t) from both our online and academic careers!
3. What makes Italiano in Contesto different from watching your YouTube videos?
With YouTube, we make our videos a little bit at random.
One week it could be a grammar lesson, the next it could be a speaking exercise…
Sometimes rather than focusing on the language, we give you little bits of insight into Italian culture!
So what makes Italiano in Contesto different?
Every single lesson is designed with one goal in mind…
To get you familiar with real-world Italian, how you’d hear it on the streets of Italy.
And to get you familiar with what it’s like to converse in different day-day-day situations, so that if you were dropped in Italy tomorrow, you’d be able to get by like a local!
We wanted to create a single place you can go to get immersed in Italian and work towards the goal of becoming conversational.
Italiano in Contesto is the result!
4. What if I have questions about the lessons once I start going through them?
Directly attached at the bottom of each module is a comment section where you can ask any questions you might have.
We have some students ask us questions directly about a lesson…
And sometimes we get comments from students who might want to chat about something else altogether!
No matter the question, comment, or concern you have: we’re here to help!
Once you post a question or comment we’ll get notified and will respond directly to you as soon as possible.
We want to make sure you’re always moving forward!
5. How do I get started with Italiano in Contesto?
This is the easy part!
All you have to do is click Iscriviti Ora! below, then complete the order and sign-up form on the next page.
After that, you’ll be able to login to the LearnAmo members area, where you can immediately access every module.
So in just a few short minutes from now…
You could already be picking up the phrases and expressions Italians like us use every single day…
And be that much closer to being conversational in Italian!