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Here's what they are saying:
This course is well-organized into digestible chunks - so it's never overwhelming but just enough content in the module to learn and retain the lesson. The exercises are excellent to reinforce learning! I appreciate that lesson transcripts are included and offers great tips for remembering rules. I just love the structure of the course and like that Michele is in the videos so it has more of a classroom feel!
This course has improved my speaking skills, especially with the use of reflexive verbs, as well as a better understanding of possessive pronouns and adjectives. Highly recommend this program if you are looking to learn Italian!"
“I have found taking language courses from Michele a rewarding and enjoyable experience, which I would recommend to anyone without hesitation. For myself, my Italian has improved from near zero to where I can now carry on basic conversations.
Michele does an excellent job of breaking the material down so you study only what you need to without wasted effort. If you are serious about a language, or just curious, taking Michele’s course is a decision you will not regret.”
"Michele is more than just the guide behind this course, she is a natural teacher and passionate language learner who cares deeply about her students and sharing the Italian language. This shines through as she walks you through learning Italian basics, in small, bite-sized steps.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by learning a new language. But, Intrepid Italian’s short, simple lessons (that include videos, exercises, tips and printables) build on one another, giving you invaluable confidence and momentum."
"I found renewed interest and passion in the Italian language when I found Intrepid Italian because of the way Michele presents the course in manageable modules and her upbeat way of presenting. I'm able to pick up and learn in a way that fits with my lifestyle. Before starting with Michele I was quite lost in the many different ways of learning I had tried and had no real direction or success. I put my inability to learn down to my “senior” stage of life but with Intrepid Italian it seems to just fit. Each new module inspires me to continue."
"I love that the modules are arranged in easily digestible amounts. I have the flexibility to devour a lesson when it fits into my schedule rather than the commitment of a weekly in person lesson. I was able to test out some of my newfound knowledge recently in Italy. The ability to communicate with locals gave me the extra boost to keep forging ahead! I love that Michele's technique focuses on what you really need to know (80/20 method!) rather than obscure vocabulary you might never need to use.
The level of communication from Michele is amazing. She's truly invested in her student's success with learning Italian. I think Michele has found her calling in teaching and empowering others. I am grateful to have found Michele and this program!"
"I'm so happy I took this course. I've spent years feeling badly about forgetting the Italian I learned and never reaching fluency. I love learning with Michele. I love that she isn't a native Italian speaker.
I would argue that she makes a better teacher because she had to learn just the same way I have to learn. And she is confident enough to provide native Italian speakers in the course so you don't have to worry that you are not hearing the language the way Italians speak it. You make it easy to be successful."
I’m an Italian-Australian language educator, travel journalist and the ‘guide’ behind The Intrepid Guide.
For over 6 years I’ve been helping my 1,600+ students, readers, and followers learn languages and have unique and authentic travel experiences with the help of my in-depth destinations guides, travel phrase guides, and online language courses so they can enjoy meaningful interactions with the locals and avoid being treated like a tourist.
I have been teaching languages to people from all over the world and have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Italy, and Germany to reach their language goals.
Initially, I was exclusively offering my travel phrase guides, but I knew I wanted to do more so I could help more people reach a higher level of proficiency. That’s why I started offering online courses, and my students are loving them!
I believe that my Intrepid Italian online video course series is effective because you can follow the lessons when it’s most convenient for you and you can review the materials as many times as you want. In other words, you learn at your own pace with no pressure and without having to attend a live class.
The best part is that you are not alone either because you will get access to a private support group of like-minded students who want to learn Italian just as much as you do.
Got a question? You can message me with your questions anytime too! I love to help!
Start to speak after your first lesson!
To help you learn Italian efficiently, I use the Pareto principle also known as the 80/20 rule. This rule states that 80% of your success or results comes from just 20% of your effort. It applies to many areas of our lives without us realising it.
The 80/20 principle was coined by Management consultant, Joseph M. Juran and named after the Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto who in 1896 showed that approximately 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population.
The percentages are sometimes approximate, but what matters is not the exact numbers. The key thing here is that most results come from just a fraction of the effort you put in.
The 80/20 rule is observed in language learning too and can be used for higher efficiency.
This means that most of your success in learning Italian is the result of only about 20% of the effort you make. It also means that only about 20% of the things you learn contributes to most (around 80%) of your development and improvement.
My method and approach is different from traditional methods in that I teach you the most important 20% of the language right from the beginning so you can start to speak straight away.
I don’t waste your time teaching you colours, names of body parts, or even memorising phrases without a solid foundation first. Sadly, this is the typical experience you get in traditional language classes. But, not with Intrepid Italian.
Instead, I give you building blocks. Each lesson builds upon and revises what you previously learned, so you constantly learn, revise, and progress.
After the first lesson, you can start to speak and create your own sentences.
After 30 days of using Intrepid Italian, if you don't want to celebrate your new-found Italian skills with an Aperol Spritz, you don’t have to pay a cent! Cheers! 🥂
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