Ciao! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute Italian :-)
3 Minute Italian is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak Italian in simple, bite-sized chunks.
The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:
buono - good
è - it is
fantastico - fantastic
qui - here
molto - very
non è - it isn't
With those words, you can build sentences like these:
It's very good here.
It isn't here.
It isn't good; it's fantastic!
(See if you can translate those five sentences above into Italian just by using those words and phrases.)
The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in Italian. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the Italian language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.
The reason it's called "3 Minute Italian" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.
If you've never learnt Italian before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute Italian lessons will help you to succeed.