Ciao, sono Barbara

sono qui per accompagnarti nel tuo viaggio nella lingua italiana, e perché no, anche in Italia.

If spontaneous speech
is your destination,
buckle up and get ready!

This is the space for people to Be Italian, not just Learn it. Let’s journey together through Italy and discover everything about it.

Time to be Italian, YES is a space to learn many things about Italian culture, but also a space to feel closer to this culture through communication, conversation, listening and travel.

A way to experience the language and not just study it. I want to help you to feel closer to this language helping you to speak spontaneously. 

Because speaking, conversing in the language we are learning, I think it is the most INTIMATE way to feel close to that culture.

The world of Time to be Italian is made of authentic conversations through my online courses, on YouTube, the podcast #conparolenostre, my newsletters, local events and my Language trip in the Marche

Let’s journey through spontaneous speaking together

How to start a conversation with Italians

Going to big cities in Italy is not that complicated. Often in bars, train stations etc. they speak in English.

But when you travel to small towns it is a little different and in this guide you will find suggestions on how to feel less touristy and more Italian.

You will find examples of how to be able to speak with Italians and start a conversation, a real one, like an Italian!

Going to big cities in Italy is not that complicated. Often in bars, stations etc. of train they speak in English. But when you travel to small towns it is a little different and here you will find suggestions on how to feel less touristy and more Italian.

You will find examples of how to be able to attack with Italians and start a conversation, a real one, like an Italian!

5 conversation openers in Italian - Barbara Rocci - timetobeitalian.com

Speak Italian with me

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4 weeks with me

Viaggio nelle Marche 2

Trip to Marche

Testimonials

Imparare l’italiano con Barbara con il suo corso è un’esperienza full-immersion personalizzata, dove lei rimane in contatto con te anche tra due lezioni, tramite WhatsApp, email etc. e in questo modo ti fa praticare la lingua scritta e orale tutti i giorni. Mio marito, italiano, ha notato sensibili miglioramenti già dopo tre settimane.
Kim Jeong
Senior Analytical Manager
Barbara recognises that learning a language is not just about acquiring the tools of grammar and vocab but as importantly about using them in a cultural sense: how, why, when and when not to! As well as regional differences and dialects. This really helped me to connect the language skills I learned with Barbara to the experience of being in Italy and communicating in Italian, which has been invaluable to me.
Katherine Wallis
Cop[y-editor, transcriber, translator
One of the best part of my week is to learn Italian with Barbara
Barbara Schymyck
Primary Teacher

Podcast

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I love chatting in Italian and I think real and authentic Italian conversations are very useful for improving your listening and speaking. 

For this reason, Elfin, Silvia and I meet up twice a month and talk about life in Italy, Italian traditions, music, cinema and ‘chi più ne ha più ne metta’ we chat a lot! Of course, the Podcast is in Italian.

 Discover our Podcast!