Learn a new way to interpret our world

Maria wants to improve her conversation skills in both English and Italian. She has been an italki member since July 2016.

What motivates you to study a foreign language?

Aprender una nueva lengua no es sólo aprender a comunicarse sino es intentar comprender la cultura de una nación, aprender una nueva manera de interpretar nuestro mundo. Intentar hablar una lengua extranjera es el comienzo para lograr un mejor entendimiento entre diferentes culturas.

To learn a new language is not only to learn to communicate, but is also to understand the culture of a country, and to learn a new way to interpret our world. To try to speak a foreign language is the beginning to achieve a better understanding between different cultures.

 

What is the role of online speaking lessons in your language learning process?

Con las clases de inglés estoy mejorando la conversación y adquiriendo nuevo vocabulario. Con las de Italiano estoy aprendiendo desde cero ya que desconocía el idioma, aprendo vocabulario, pequeños dialogos, entreno el oído escuchado videos de personas en situaciones cotidianas.

With English lessons I am improving my conversation skills and acquiring new vocabulary. With Italian lessons, I am learning from scratch since I did not know the language, learning vocabulary, and small dialogues, and I train my ear by listening to videos of people in common situations.

 

What advice would you give to people who want to learn a new language?

Aprende un nuevo idioma y descubre una nueva visión de la realidad. Los profesores en italki son muy comprensivos y pacientes. Te aconsejo clickear sus videos presentación y escucharlos, uno va a ser el indicado para ti. Yo antes de empezar escuché muchos y luego de realizar una preselección de varios vi cuantas lecciones tenían completadas y cuales eran sus puntajes. De esta manera elegí mis tres profes: Robert para inglés, Francesca y Valentina para Italiano.

One can learn a new language and discover a new vision of reality. The teachers on italki are very understanding and patient. I suggest you click their video presentations and listen to them, one will be the right choice for you. Before I started, I listened to many teachers and after doing a preselection of various teachers, I saw how many completed lessons did they have and what was their feedback grades. In this way I chose my three teachers: Robert for English, Francesca and Valentina for Italian.

 

What is the biggest benefit you get from italki?

La posibilidad de aprender una lengua desde tu casa con muy buenos docentes nativos.

The possibility to learn a language from home with very good native teachers.

 

Please share a story about something that happened for you because of italki:

Acabo de llegar de un viaje a Italia con un grupo de amigos, eramos 17 en total, estoy estudiando italiano desde hace sólo dos meses y me converti en la traductora de todo el grupo. Con eso lo digo todo.

I have just arrived from a trip to Italy with a group of friends, we were 17 in total, I have been studying Italian for only 2 months and I turned into the whole group’s translator. That says it all.