https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_Galliano

A sentence a day. A tip from me to you.

I finished my Italian tree once already and I am going at it again from the very beginning until level 25.

A strategy that i decided to start doing is to get a 500 page notepad and write one full sentence in Italian per day.

You can use google translate and just make up a sentence.

For example my beginning sentence was:

ho deciso di imparare l'italiano per essere in grado di parlare con mia nonna ei miei cugini in Italia .

(I decided to learn Italian to be able to speak with my grandmother and my cousins ​​in Italy )

I look at it over and over and write it down in my notepad. I say it out loud until i can say it without looking at it.

Then, the next day, I do another sentence. Do that for 1 month and see how well your language learning progress gets.

Ciao Ciao - john Galliano

This may work for some, but it certainly works for me.

April 7, 2016

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dcarl1

Nice addition to methods for learning! I am always impressed with how creative people are in developing their own techniques.

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_Galliano

Exactly, no matter what Level you are on. I think it could be therapeutic too! You are writing down a sentence or even a paragraph on anything you would like to write about, keeping a diary, and watching yourself progress. I usually just do a sentence or 2 on what I did throughout the day. I am learning while I am learning!

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeri123

I like the diary idea. Great way to keep a journal private from nosy roommates while improving your italian.

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_Galliano

Exactly! I write everything in other languages and my room mates can't read any of it. One line will be italian, another French, and so on.... they would REALLY REALLY have to go out of their way to translate it. :)

April 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poche112

Great idea... even if at first you have to use google translate to get it.. you still learn it by reviewing it every day.. sort of like Duo on paper :-)
I constantly translate everyday english in my head into Italian.. then when I think i have it correct I use google translate to check myself... I find myself doing that with song lyrics a lot.

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/forcola55

John, thanks for sharing a really great tip. I will start today. Comincerò oggi!

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_Galliano

Buona Fortuna mio amico

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jasmyncolburn

Awesome I am doing Italian to!!!But I just started yesterday. So I am only on level 1.

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_Galliano

Good Luck and enjoy it! I went from not speaking a single word to being able to hold long phone conversations with my Cousins in Italy in around 7-8 months of daily practice.

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lstrzelak

I love this! Might use it for Russian! Thank you for sharing.

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brent_Nichols

Great idea thanks!

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rafforza

Nice use of "essere in grado di" !

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NnekaBlues

Such a great idea. I just started using duolingo on Monday and its amazing how much I've learned so far. I speak what I have learned as often as I can even if its just to myself. It helps me retain the words. I'm going to start doing what you suggested, I would have never thought to do that. Awesome post !!!

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_Galliano

No problem, like i said in other posts, i didn't know a single word when i started and I can hold looong conversations. Dual language books are awesome too! I have the book Alice in wonderland with English on the left page and Italian on the right. Same for French and Spanish. :) Good luck! :) ¡puedes hacerlo! Solo el trabajo un poco todos los días peq

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeri123

sei negli stati uniti? Per piacere, dimmi dove ha trovato Alice in Wonderland in due lingue (inglese/italiano). Mi piacerebbe moltissimo trovarlo! Ho difficultà trovando i libri di questo tipo.

June 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melanie888851

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. In addition to this, I listen to Italian Berlitz CDs while in the car; my daughter watches movies in Italian and listens to pop music by Italian artists...learn the words to songs & you learn a lot!!

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/incadove

Love this idea!

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poppyflower123

whats a tree? I'm new i have no idea and whats the incubator

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poche112

A tree is the lessons in a given language... the home page sort of looks like a tree... you start at the top and work your way to the bottom.... The incubator is behind the scenes where duo develops new lessons and new languages.

April 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poppyflower123

thank you so much

June 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeri123

the incubator is where they hatch new plots to confound us

June 1, 2016
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