Does learning Italian in a school increase a student’s fluency? The Museum of Knowledge team is often asked such questions due to the rise of various online programmes that seem to give the impression that the requirements for students to learn Italian should be conducted in a traditional classroom environment.
Learning Italian in a traditional classroom setting will give students a substantial foundation but in order to achieve results and succeed in examinations, students will need to read around the subject in order to reach optimum proficiency. Such proficiency can only be achieved by having a profound understanding of the subject area, and in this case of both the Italian language and the Italian culture.
Students can improve their Italian by travelling to an Italian-speaking country or region such as Italy or parts of Switzerland. Travelling to regions where Italian is spoken widely will certainly open the mind and enable students to be even more fluent. Reading Italian newspapers, listening to the radio in Italian and watching some Italian films are also techniques that are proven to be extremely beneficial as these techniques will also help students to improve their Italian skills as well as their level of language fluency immensely.