Become fluent with my Podcast
What’s special about this podcast for Italian learners? I’ll tell you! It combines your love for the Italian language and culture with your thirst for knowledge. All its episodes are organized into big categories that go from Italian culture, society, geography, history, cinema, music, television and food to science, technology, philosophy, literature, linguistics and all the subjects we Italian students learned in school. You’ll be practically walking in an Italian student’s shoes all the way to fluency. You want to impress Italians by talking about the legend behind the origin of Panettone? About the landscape, economy and traditions of Tuscany? About the funniest Italian commercials from the eighties? About a day in the life of an ancient citizen of Pompeii? About the scientific causes of rain, snow and rainbows? Well, then this is the podcast for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are flashcards ?
A flashcard is a card intended to be used to memorize vocabulary. Each card bears a word or a sentence on one side and its translation on the other side. So let’s say you want to memorize the word for flower in Italian. The card will show you the word flower. You will have to remember that the word for flower in Italian is fiore.
When you use a flashcard application for smartphone or tablet, if you get your answer wrong, the application will show you that same card more often; if you remember the word correctly, instead, the card will appear less often during your study sessions. This very effective learning technique is based on a principle called Spaced Repetition.
Which flashcard apps can I use ?
There is a wide range of flashcard apps you can use on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Most of them are free and allow you to import flashcards through a file, usually in a csv or txt format. If you become an Italianglot basic learner you will receive ready-to-use flashcards for every Podcast episode that you can import directly into your favorite app and that you can even edit as you wish. You can use these or any other application compatible with your device. Visit their website to learn how to import the flashcard file:
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