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With the CyberItalian Method you learn the language activating all your senses.


You are required to listen to dialogues (hear), craft and draw (touch), watch videos (see), cook (smell and taste), listen to songs and sing (hear), exercise (touch), and complete many other activities.
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Pinocchio e Leonardo

Intermediate lesson:
Pinocchio meets Leonardo
in Florence

With the CyberItalian method you learn the Italian culture through famous characters of the Italian art, history, literature and industry.


Pinocchio, the wooden puppet from Italian literature who became famous all over the world, will accompany you to meet Leonardo (the genius) Michelangelo (the art master), Rossini (the opera composer), Machiavelli (the philosopher and politician) and many other characters.
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Our method is based also on scientific research as it includes:

  1. structures to understand how the language works
  2. educational activities that require body involvement (handwriting, cutting and sticking, gymnastics, cooking, singing...)
  3. critical thinking about human values ​​and personal growth. Read more

5 Steps to Learn the Language

Every Self-Study lesson is divided into 5 steps to activate all your senses:


dialogoListen and Speak (hear, "taste") = you are immediately exposed to the Italian language by listening to a dialogue, and by recording your voice. As you pronounce the Italian words, you feel the movement of your tongue and "taste" the new sounds, while you start acquiring the Italian language structures.


cultura Learn the Culture (hear, touch) = keep on practicing your listening skills, listen to the audio pronounced by professional actors, learn about Italian habits and culture, and use your pen and paper to write and complete a cloze test.


grammatica Discover the Grammar (see) = read and discover how the language and its structures work through grammatical explanations and charts.


esercizi ed esame Exercise (see) = read, practice and make the grammar alive as you put the language into use with exercises and exams. Acquire the language structures and verify the results in your progress report.


attivitàHave fun and Reinforce (smell, taste, hear, see, touch) = reinforce what you have learned, and practice with activities that involve all your senses.


Deepen Your Study of the Italian Language and Learn the Culture

In the Beginner level, you meet Pino and his friends, and you start to get involved with the Italian language, culture and life-style.

You learn how to greet someone, introduce your self or your family, express opinions, describe objects, places or situations, order at the restaurant, prepare a famous Italian dessert (Tiramisù), ask for directions, make a phone call, book a hotel room, go shopping, use the simple past, sing in Italian and much more!


In the Intermediate level you follow Pino while he travels through Italy, meets with very famous Italian people (Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rossini, etc.) and discusses cultural topics such as opera, art, literature.
You get to know more of Italian culture and you become familiar with Italian topics such as Opera, Art, Cinema and others. You learn how to express your opinions in a better way, understand more complex sentences, make comparisons, narrate a fact, write a letter, use the future and much more!


In the Advanced level, you follow Pino while he meets many renowned Italians (Dante, Ferrari, Galileo, etc.) and asks them how to find a job and become happy, rich and famous.
You get to know more and more of Italian culture through authentic material and you learn how to write your resume in Italian, make hypothesis, refine and maintain the language, use the subjunctive and much more!


The CyberItalian Method is based on a program developed in 1992 by Maura Garau (CyberItalian Founder) for the UNSRC "Circolo Culturale Italiano" at the United Nations in New York.

The aim of the CyberItalian Method is to provide students with the tools to both learn the language and learn how to learn it, so they quickly become independent in discovering the mechanisms of the language and deciding how to study and practice. Some students prefer a playful and communicative approach, others prefer a rational, analytical, or grammatical approach: our method includes all these aspects.


Scientific Research at the base of the CyberItalian Method

Scientific research shows How Humans Communicate Through Sound. This kind of study led us to emphasize - throughout the entire course - the importance of listening to the sound of the Italian words and sentences.
In each lesson's Dialogue, students get immersed in the sound of the language. They can listen and record their voice as they repeat the Italian words and sentences. In each Cultural Tidbit students listen to the audio and write the words missing from the audio transcript. In specific Activities, students listen to songs and sing. Finally they become aware of the difference between listening to a recorded audio - that you can replay, slow down and hear many times - and a streaming audio or real time conversation - that you hear only one time and where you cannot control the speed (this practice trains the ear and improves listening and pronunciation skills).


Scientific research shows that handwriting helps memorization. This kind of study led us to develop educational activities that also require body involvement: handwriting, crafting, doing gymnastics, cooking, singing.


Scientific research shows that understanding the structures of a foreign language helps learning and acquisition. This kind of study led us to create the Dialogue area where students listen to the audios, read the transcripts and then analyze the sentence structures in the Grammar area.


Scientific research shows the Role of Personal Values in Learning Approaches and Student Achievements. This kind of study led us to include in the course also art and humanistic topics, to stimulate reflections on personal life and values and improve learning and acquisition. E.g. during the beginner level, Pinocchio realizes that his good friends, "il Gatto e la Volpe", (the Cat and the Fox), are not very good friends. But what is friendship after all?


Scientific research shows Specialized Memory Systems for Learning Spoken Words. This kind of study led us to create Exercises where students have to dictate or handwrite or type words/sentence, instead of just selecting the correct option by pressing one button.


Scientific research shows The Hebb Repetition Effect as a Laboratory Analogue of Language Acquisition. This kind of study led us to create the Dialogue area where students listen to audios and record their voice, as many times as they want, and the Exercise pages where students can check the solution and rewrite the exercises as many times as they want.