Free download | [PDF + Audio] Learn Italian sounds: rules of letter combinations

Do you sometimes wonder if you are pronouncing Italian words correctly? 

Do you struggle to understand others speak, because you would have pronounced the same word differently? 

If you are still struggling with pronouncing GN or GL, if combos like schi, sche, sci, sce make you cringe, this is for you!

At first glance, Italian seems like a phonetic language, with each letter corresponding to just one sound, right?

But there's more to the story!
Certain letters come together to create entirely new sounds.

It's almost like a chemical reaction, where two elements combine to create a new compound with unique qualities - or in this case, a new sound.  

Unfortunately, one of the most common mistakes that students make when taking their first steps with Italian, is not paying enough attention to the special letter combinations. 
And this can hunt them well into fluency!

Are you one of them? Then I have something for you! 

Download the letter combinations cheatsheet  and the audio guide and make sure these basics are rock-solid! 

So, what are you getting? | Cosa riceverai?

A clear and concise letter combinations cheatsheet with examples, to keep on your desk or phone for reference.

An implementation audio-guide, to help you pronounce all the sounds correctly and practice!

The guide is part of the lessons of the first unit of Italian Incubator, our most popular program for beginners and self-taught learners. 

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Hi, I'm Tania.
I created 7-week Italian, our online language school, to help English speakers find their path to Italian fluency and feel at home in Italy. 💗
I've spent over two and a half decades exploring the best ways to learn Italian! (Sounds a lot, I know!)
This fascinating journey brought me to create a holistic methodology, the 3D Method, so that my students can avoid the pitfalls of the traditional teaching approach.
At  7-week Italian we (and by "we" I mean my brilliant team and I) believe that adults learn differently.
While the traditional methods just throw information at students, expecting it to magically stick (sounds familiar?), we know you need context, emotional relevance, and most importantly,  efficient learning tools as part of the learning journey.  Much better, right?  

So this is exactly what we do in our Italian language programs designed with the 3D Method.
And the progress of our students makes us proud every day!