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New Italian Speaking Practice!
Let's speak Italian now! Today I ask you to order food and drinks at the bar and at the restaurant. Listen, answer and repeat to boost your confidence when speaking Italian. This video is part of our Parla italiano playlist.

Italian Vocabulary - Crime & Criminals
Are you a fan of true crime? Do you read crime novels? Do you want to learn some peculiar words & expressions to better understand the news? Here's a special vocabulary lesson for you, with a suspenseful story in Italian to listen to. What happens to Leonardo? How does it end?

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NEW! C'è ancora domani
A new Italian film set in Rome in 1946 - the year that Italy became a republic - is receiving universal acclaim by critics and the public alike: There's Still Tomorrow by Paola Cortellesi. Let's talk about it in a special video all in Italian, available exclusively to our top-tier patrons on Patreon! With transcript, English translation, glossary and questions.


Una storia di fantasmi
This original advanced content for top-tier patrons brings us into the world of scary tales and ghost stories. Read and listen to an introduction to the genre and to a ghost story in Italian, learn many interesting words and consolidate your knowledge of the passato remoto. With glossary, questions and English translation.

A1 Italian Course
for total beginners

21 lessons with audio to build a good foundation - for our patrons on Patreon.

Italian Grammar
Concise & Clearly Explained

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Learn Italian with Art

Book & video course: 158 minutes of video content and a 183-page textbook to learn the language of art, history and more. Learn more here and get the ebook or paperback on Amazon.

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Featured Videos

Italian Vocabulary
Let's learn the words and sentences you need to navigate through an Italian menu and order with confidence in Italy. A great lesson to review before our latest speaking practice!

Easy Italian News
Learn the vocabulary you need to understand the news in Italian. A very special bike path on Lake Garda and the success of an Italian film on immigration: read the latest headlines with me and practice your comprehension!

Reading Suggestions

Italian Ways:
On and Off the Rails
from Milan to Palermo

by Tim Parks

The Stolen Lady
by Laura Morelli

Prima l'italiano
di Vera Gheno

The Italians
A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people

by John Hooper

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