The Italian Warriors Club
A community where overwhelmed self-taught Italian lovers learn to find their words, engage with Italians and connect with them
Tired of going blank when speaking Italian?
You’ve learned Italian on your own. You’ve bought textbooks, studied words, memorized verbs…
You feel ready to go to Italy and talk to anyone.
✓ you forget words
✓ you can’t understand the Italians
✓ you go blank and can’t say a word
I know that feeling!
When I learned languages in school, what I learnt was a bunch of grammar rules and boring word lists.
I spent very little time actually speaking and having conversations.
After years of studying, I still couldn’t make a sound.
Being shy surely didn’t help. I felt unsafe every time I had to speak in front of my classmates. I was constantly worried that my teacher would critize me for any tiny mistake I would make. As a result, I would shut myself up and deprived myself of any opportunity to speak.
When I went abroad, it got even worse. My insecurities wouldn’t leave me, and I always felt hesitant when approaching someone. Still, something changed inside of me.
My teacher wasn’t there to judge me, and I slowly began to feel free to make all the mistakes that I wanted and to learn from them. I could only rely on myself, my efforts, and my knowledge; and in two weeks’ time I was able to have conversations without stressing myself out.
What a nice feeling!
All my school years I longed for a place where I could speak freely, without being judged. Where I could practice and learn from what I was doing.
This is why I created the Italian Warriors Club, a community where shy Italian lovers can practice their Italian in a safe space and discover their inner resources for a happy and enjoyable learning experience.
After six weeks in The Club, I returned to Italy and the words came out! I was talking with the locals about their families, recipes, dogs and Italy!. Granted, I made mistakes (molto!), and my speech was slow, but I was having conversations. I was being understood, and the inhibitions were gone. Gloria and The Italian Warriors Club made such a difference. The Club provides a secure and fun environment where you immediately feel comfortable with speaking and not feeling embarrassed about making mistakes. It gave me the confidence that I needed. Gloria’s program is well organized, thoughtful, creative and the content is fun and relevant. I am such a fan! I highly recommend it!
Here is what will you get
1 SHORT TEXT + ENGLISH TRANSLATION
Learn about the Italian culture. Become familiar with the Italian sentence structure, learn new words and how to use them in your everyday life. Start thinking in Italian and learn how to express yourself naturally.
THE RECORDING OF THE TEXT
Get ready to understand how Italians speak and how it sounds like. Master the Italian sounds and intonation and make them yours. Say goodbye to that deer-in-the-headlights feeling and begin to welcome more "now I get it" moments. The recording will be available at three different speeds (Slow, Medium, and Natural).
1 TASK EACH WEEK
Practice makes better. Learn how to use Italian with tiny digestible weekly taks. Prepare yourself to use it in your everyday life.
UNLIMITED SUPPORT THE MEMBERS' AREA
Tired of googling everything, getting lost in 1000 pages, and leaving with more doubts than when you started? Feeling lost, confused, and with no direction? In the members' area you can ask anything that pops in your mind. You will always find a helping hand.
1 MONTHLY WORKSHOP
How to speak more spontaneously? How to understand natural Italian? What to do when you go blank? This and so much more at our monthly group workshops. Meet me and the other warriors for one hour of actionable and practical ideas to make your Italian flow. All workshops will be recorded and available to you even if you weren't able to join them live.
PRIVATE GROUP CHAT
Messages, audio clips, and videos. A daily dose of Italian for your everyday practice. Chat with me and the other warriors in a safe space. Feel welcome, supported and guided. Send and receive messages in a friendly environment where you'll grow more and more confident every day.
What is your investment?
|BASIC PLAN||PREMIUM PLAN|
|Access to all the previous months' materials||✔||✔|
1 text in Italian + English translation
Audio recording of the text (3 speeds)
|1 task / week||✔||✔|
Questions answered in the members’ area
1 workshop a month + Q&A
|Available seats every opening||unlimited||8|
|€ 29 / month
||€ 49 / month|
I joined Gloria’s Italian Italian Warriors Club to connect with a native speaker and to watch, listen, read and write in a positive learning environment. I also liked the idea of finding a language partner(s) to enhance my experience. There are many benefits of learning with Gloria. Her approach to teaching is intelligent, entertaining and highly practical. She successfully demonstrates helpful techniques for learning. Her video lessons are delivered in a welcoming and cheerful manner. They focus on speaking/pronunciation, writing, a daily task, vocabulary and grammar. They cover a variety of interesting topics (i.e. culture, food, places, etc.) The material is presented in an organized and well-constructed user-friendly way. Each monthly lesson plan includes a pronunciation exercise, vocab/grammar section, a practical task and a section of interactive games. The learning materials are printable so I keep these pages in a binder for easy access and use. It is an efficient way to keep my study notes in order and serves as an effective reference guide. The playful games are useful in building vocabulary with repetition and speed. I actively enjoy the group’s participation because this dynamic really helps in learning too. Gloria is always available to answer questions, explain and give assistance when needed. Over time, my comprehension skills have greatly improved and I do have more confidence in working toward my goal of mastering the art of fluency. I enthusiastically recommend the Club to anyone who is looking for a fun and comprehensive way to learn/study/speak Italian. Learning with Gloria is a rewarding experience. I always look forward to her next lesson!
I love learning languages because I love to travel. Over the years I’ve had experience of lots of methods and approaches – online and otherwise – and with several different languages. I have to be honest and say that Gloria’s teaching in the club and in person with Skype lessons is right up there with the very best I’ve ever had. Her patient and fun approach, combined with the learning games and the quality of the teaching makes learning fast, challenging but very, very achievable … and above all of that, it’s great fun.
Italian is new to me but at the start of this year I decided to give it a go and before finding Gloria I had tried several other online methods and also had some lessons with tutors from a well known online service. I was making a little bit of progress but it was slow and my confidence with the language wasn’t high.
I found Gloria on instagram and loved the way she presented the language in charming little videos that were easy to understand and really helpful. I decided to join the Italian Warriors Club and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. It’s great value and quite unique in all my experience.
Each module brings listening practice based around Italian culture and life in Italy. There’s text to practice your reading … followed by vocabulary and grammar lessons and on top of all of that customised games to help retain what you’ve learned. I also love the section on for practicing how to pronounce the language properly.
All in all it’s the best value for learning Italian that you’ll find and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I had taken Italian back in college – many yrs ago – 1986-1989. I loved the Italian language/culture (I started dating this Italian girl from New York – and went to an Italian film class of hers and saw a film by Fellini. I just became more and more engrossed from there really. I joined the club to brush up more on the language. I have gotten some good re-introduction to a lot of things that forgot and some new colloquial things as well. I would recommend the club to someone who is looking for the same thing – you’re very engaging, friendly, and knowledgeable.
I joined Gloria’s Italian Warriors Club three months ago, and I love it! I began studying (not speaking!) Italian on my own using a software program. After a year I was feeling pretty confident with my progress and in August of 2018 I took my first trip to Italy. However, when it came time to speak, the words did not come out! I just froze! After returning from my trip I decided to find a tutor to help with my speaking skills. I tried three different tutors, but the lessons were so unpleasant and stressful. I became frustrated and lost my desire to continue learning. Then as my August 2019 trip to Italy was quickly approaching, I decided to give it another try. I spent a lot of time searching for a tutor that was encouraging, fun, and passionate about their job. I came upon Gloria and her Italian Warriors Club. It was a perfect fit! After six weeks in The Club, I returned to Italy and the words came out! I was talking with the locals about their families, recipes, dogs and Italy!. Granted, I made mistakes (molto!), and my speech was slow, but I was having conversations. I was being understood, and the inhibitions were gone. Gloria and The Italian Warriors Club made such a difference. The Club provides a secure and fun environment where you immediately feel comfortable with speaking and not feeling embarrassed about making mistakes. It gave me the confidence that I needed. Also, the club is a tremendous value. I originally thought that the club was just a once a week group conversation. But I was wrong and found out that there is so much more. It is actually a course built off of a monthly theme. There are both video and audio lessons for listening comprehension, vocabulary with context, grammar, and pronunciation. There are games for practice and a daily homework assignment that only takes a minute or two but it is very beneficial. Gloria’s program is well organized, thoughtful, creative and the content is fun and relevant. I am such a fan! I highly recommend it!
Jolanta Murawicz –Suwik
Before I met Gloria, I had been studying Italian for a few years, mainly through one-on-one private lessons and using Duolingo.
I decided to join Gloria’s club because it was an opportunity to practice speaking Italian regularly. Gloria comes up with fun topics of conversation for every class and is always very well prepared. During our meetings, we all have a chance to speak. Gloria pays attention to the conversation, correcting and explaining our mistakes. After each class, she sends us very helpful notes and comments on our conversation that day.
I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the meetings. Since joining the club, my Italian has improved—I understand more, my vocabulary is much better, and so is my reading and writing. Most importantly, I no longer panic when I have to speak; in fact, I like to speak now and be part of the conversation!
I strongly recommend the club to anyone who wants to learn Italian in a fun and relaxed way.
The club is for you if
- You altready know the Italian grammar.
- You struggle to speak and want to start speaking confidently.
- You want to remember your words.
- You want to learn how to make sentences.
- You want to understand what Italians say.
- You want to engage actively.
- You are looking for a safe space to practice your Italian without the fear of being judged.
The club is not for you if
- You are a complete beginner and need to start learning Italian from scratch.
- You're looking for free chat conversation lessons.
- You are looking for a shortcut.
- You don't have time to learn.
- You're expecting a zero-effort magic formula.