Let's Speak Italian!

Reviews For Let's Speak Italian!

I actually have used this more than my Rosetta Stone subscription.
1st lesson. bello
This podcast is a very helpful part of my attempt to learn Italian. I really appreciate the concise and carefully constructed podcasts. I usually listen to the podcasts multiple times each day, and it fits when I just have a few minutes to listen. Grazie!
It is a fantastic way to learn and have an audio that helps you along those long rides home! Mike thank you for not giving up during the pandemic and I hope I can still send you something, a souvenir from me region.


Love the transcript that comes along and not having to pay for it. Great for a beginner like me🙏
I grew up speaking Italian as a child & have since forgotten it. These lessons are concise and very useful. They’re great for new learners or for review/practice. Thank you so much for doing this!!


By hkteach
Love learning Italian this way...short and sweet! Easy to follow and learn.
I took Italian in college and have since lost the art through non-practice. This is super easy to follow and remember!! Great time listening and learning.
Well explained - verbs are great!
I love, love this podcast! I am taking Italian classes and this is a super compliment to my class. And if you want to learn fron this alone its a great way. Small bits on a regular basis! Thank you, Mike!
To start, I’d like to say, I base my reviews on the (preceived) effort it takes to create the podcast in question. I listened to 2 episodes . The first episode spent over 1/2 the time talking about sending presents to the guy. (in case you are wondering , the present need to be something that costs at least $10 and in return you get a link to season 1). Anyway, the second half (about 1.55 seconds) was 13 words in italian that anyone could learn from a simple 2 seconds google search. IE happy, sad, hot, cold, tired, angry, content, sleep, thirst, fear, fever and cough. Thats it. I could do that and I dont speak italian . Both episodes I listened to followed this format. 2 minutes talking about emails and gifts, and the other 2 minutes was a list of words without context, lacking conjugation.....If this was done for free awesome . But nah . Hes asking for $$$ and gifts. Hopefully the episodes that aren’t available have more substance. Im sorry to be negative but if this is it , a couple words......then this dude needs to work harder.
This is a great podcast for Italian. I listen to it on my commute to and from work. Lessons are bite-sized and Mike is great. I highly recommend this podcast. Ciao tutti!
It’s been helping me a lot. Thanks for the good lessons of Italian language good teacher.
Mike has helped me brush up on my Italian in such a simple and fun way and I listen to his lessons every day and even my son is starting to listen to him. Please keep it up because I have used several language apps and I find this one to be the best!!!
Love the podcast!
Simplified and short practice sessions to supplement your Italian learning! Every little bit helps!
I was enjoying this podcast. I am maxed out on time so the short lessons were perfect. I could listen and practice while walking my dogs. I’m going to Italy for Christmas and wasn’t expecting to be fluent, but want to know some basic Italian to be generally polite. I was plugging along and would go back and play previous episodes to reinforce what I learned as I went, now all the sudden, the furthest I can go back is to episode 5. Episode 1 had no content but 2-4 were pretty basic greetings and titles and pronunciation of letter combos- that one in particular was important to refer back to. I feel like I’ve wasted my time now with this podcast and should’ve been working with another.
Very straight forward and enjoy the frequency of episodes
It’s amazing! A quick way to confuse my Spanish teacher, and full on easy. Can’t wait for my trip to Italy!
Poor accent. Perhaps his grammar is good, but podcast lacks native speaker.
Mike gives you bite sized lessons in Italina. Just the right length to get you going.
I bought the 100 episodes but only episodes 76-81 show up. Beware of a broken podcast!
Great learning experience!
These “audio lessons” do not download. After contacting Mike he said this is not something he is responsible for and refused to give me a refund.
Really enjoy listening everyday as Mike gives a bit of context about the language and putting sentences together. It’s quick and to the point and lesson notes are available. I listen in conjunction to another conversational Italian podcast and Duolingo.
This is short and simple but with great content. The fact that he writes a summary of each lesson in the episode’s description makes it soooo much easier to understand and learn. I’m learn by looking at stuff, so this is just perfect for me. Molte grazie!!!!


Such a quick and simple approach! I just found him today and he podcast are excellent. I need to find his website so I can donate. He is so good, he should definitely have sponsors!
I love this podcast. It’s short, it’s simple, and the host is very easy to understand. I am using this podcast in combination with other apps to study Italian, and again the short concise format makes it easy to not be lazy and at least study and listen to Italian a little bit. Thank you so much I greatly appreciate the show! Kim from Colorado:)
Wish you were still doing these podcasts
I find it very interesting but the pronounce is more of how Italians-Americans from south Italy speak. Proper Italian has a different sound, more natural. Uncless is a particularly word, you don’t accentuate the beginning of it.
I had 3 hours on the train before meeting my host family and could not have thought of a better way to go from knowing-zero-italian to having some confidence! I learned Spanish in high school and I appreciate how this focuses on one verb at a time. The redundancy is not overdone- just the right amount so it is useful but not annoying. I forget the hosts’ name, Max?, but he is very well spoken and I’m eager to hear more podcasts. Unfortunately it’s not entirely free, I’ll have to go to the website for that... but I’m willing to pay the price ($10 I think?) for the 50 episodes in the first season. Ciao!
I love this podcast because I get a daily little bits of Italian to keep learning without spending hours with my noise in a book. The host is very clear and the information is well put together. I would definitely recommend this podcast to anyone wanting to learn more italian if you maybe took a little bit of classes in the past or maybe already know some spanish and want to expand your vocabulary in italian and learn how to conjugate many verbs and use them in sentences.
Lots of good step-by-step info here, but his Italian accent is brutally bad. Many, many mispronunciations . . . best to look elsewhere.
I have subscribed to this podcast, and believe it to be the best lessons for learning to speak Italian! I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to learn Italian. Mike make it seem effortless!
This podcast is great for people on the go who want to familiarize themselves with the Italian language. I’m slowly becoming familiar with spelling and pronunciation, and by the time I go to Italy in May I’ll have a reasonable grasp on how to read and pronounce Italian words, and have a working vocabulary. Thanks!
I have always wanted to speak Italian, so this is a great start..really like the lesson is written out to observe too.
A very user friendly way to learn Italian, and I’m very happy to have found this podcast! Thanks!!
Super informative!
Thanks for starting this podcast, it's helping me round out my speaking as I've been studying French and Spanish for many years. To add accents, hold down the letter key that you want an accent for and they will appear. For example, trentatré. Wishing you continued success.


By Vicdad
Very good podcast. Very clear. Easy to understand. Worth the time .
I listen to this show daily while I walk my dog. I am doing Rosetta Stone and this podcast is helping me in so many ways! Thank you
This podcast will not help you learn correctly. If you want to learn Italian, you should find a native Italian, or at least an American who speaks fluently and seriously continues to study the language himself everyday.
I have researched a few Italian Lessons to find which would be the best way to learn the lanquage fluently. Mike's presentation seems to be the best, mainly because of his pronounciation of each word. When he forms a sentence, it is the exact way I wish to speak in Italian. (Properly) I listen to my podcast while driving to and from work every day and if there is a word I don't understand, I look at the show notes when I get home, I have trouble distinguising from the b's and v's. The $15 investment was well worth it. Grazie tanto, Mike
We're going to Itly and I wanted to find a way to bone up on Italian. This is a great way to learn some Italian for a trip. I am three months away from my trip and getting Italian into my head is easy with this app. I purchased the $15.00 download of 100 short lessons so I can review and go at my pace. recommenede
This app is TERRIBLE. Do not waste your money. And, he will not give you a refund. You cannot and will not learn any language this way. Each segment is so short as to be virtually useless. Most of each segment amounts to an opening Italian opera and then him telling jokes and then 1 minute of Italian. He begins the podcast telling you he’s no expert in Italian—then why do you think you can teach it? Then follows that by mentioning that he hasn’t spoke Italian in years and that this is also a refresher for him. What a joke.
I listen to this in the car with my kids, it's fantastic. It's great because it allows you to really start at your level advance from there. Does a great job of giving you time to repeat the words in Italian as well as understand what they are saying. Some of the other podcast are too fast and if you do not have a strong core understanding of the language you will not be able to follow along or have time to repeat. Wish I could easily download the first 100 lessons. Would gladly pay $10-$15 but need them on my phone!
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So I just got this app so I really don't know how works. I'm gonna try it out with so many reviews I'm going to look at some of them and maybe follow them. Another good one is BRAIN ON.It shows kids and adults that are curious about science like one that I've heard so far on podcast is that this kid was curious about music and how did they set up the strings on the piano and violin?- KPUP 663