You know those great life ideas you always talk about (often after a few drinks) but never actually get round to doing?

Me and my Italian other half, Matteo have always talked about making a podcast to help people learn Italian.

Our conversations would go something like this:

“Yeeah! As a half English, half Italian team, we understand the problems people have when learning Italian, and we can show them Italy through the eyes of an Italian. And it’d be loads of fun to make.”

Me and Matteo, enjoying our favourite part of Italian culture: the food!
Me and Matteo, enjoying our favourite part of Italian culture: the food!

So this month, I’m excited to announce that we actually went and did it!

Introducing our new Italian podcast, 5 minute Italian, which will help you learn Italian in bitesized pieces.

In today’s episode, we’re talking about how you can use words you already know in English to start speaking Italian quickly.

For free access to future episodes, you can subscribe to our Italian mailing list.

While we’re on the subject of learning Italian, I’m excited to announce that we’re launching our Survival Italian course in January. And we’re giving one place away for free!

One of our 5 minute Italian listeners will win a place on Survival Italian, a unique four week online course designed to get you speaking Italian right from the first class. In this course, we’ve created small live group classes (via Skype), video tutorials and mini assignments to help you pick up the basics, rapido.

To enter, all you have to do is sign up to the 5 minute Italian mailing list.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy listening to 5 minute Italian as much as we enjoyed making it.

Now I’d like to hear from you: what would you like us to talk about in future episodes of 5 minute Italian? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy learning,

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