Similar to children, acquiring a second language can start from other people you hear speaking a different language. As adults, when we are exposed to something we hear everyday, no matter how strange it is from our own language, we gain an understanding of it and eventually become exposed to it. Even to the extent of using the language without noticing it.
But, unlike the way children learn, unfortunately, learning a second language can never become easy for us. Adults will always have a gap from learning and speaking a foreign language fluently. This includes the Italian language which counts as one of the foreign languages that are spoken widely.
Since children have a special knack for learning and acquiring a second language, adults too can use the approach in learning how children do. Exposing to native Italian speakers is already a good start. It may be difficult to find an Italian speaking person from your area or your office, but with effort exerted to get to know as much Italian speakers as you can, you will soon find a group of them.
Indulging yourself to an interesting conversation with an Italian speaker can also boost the way you learn about a topic while speaking in Italian. It may be an awkward experience at first, but what matters more at the moment is to understand and listen to what your Italian friend is saying. Most importantly, listen to the accent and proper pronunciation. It's almost the same as getting an Italian course from a university, only better because you don't have to pay expensively.
To add to a simple approach of learning the Italian language is to read an Italian book. It may become too strong at the beginning, but the idea here is to simply understand what it's all about. Books have always been great in any means of study and learning Italian is no different. With the help of an Italian speaking friend, you can simply ask for portions that you don't understand.
Learning a language is an ongoing process. The more you are exposed to a foreign language, the better you will become in understanding and speaking it. Don't expect in becoming an Italian expert speaker right away. The thing is you will continue to learn and stumble over new things about the language as you go along. For the meantime, enjoy learning.
Shareen Aguilar is a writer for Learn Italian Program which has Memory Improvement Books and Memory Game Software for better Italian language memorization.
Article By: Shareen Aguilar