Beginners Start Here!
Italian is a fascinating language that may be quite easy to learn if you already speak another Romance language such as Spanish or French, while speakers of English or other Germanic languages may need a little more effort. Regardless of your native language and background, we always recommend some basic grammar and pronunciation lessons to all beginners in order to build a good foundation and grow your self-confidence.
Free Beginner Course
In this Italian crash course we put together the basics of Italian grammar, many examples of everyday language, and a complete pronunciation guide. Work on 1-2 videos each week, alternating the various topics, to start on the right foot.
Italian grammar may look a bit daunting at first. Download this free reference guide with all the basics you need, clearly explained.
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Intermediate & Beyond
Our free videos for intermediate learners are almost completely in Italian, spoken slowly and clearly, and serve as stepping stones to real-life language. Key vocabulary is translated into English and all Italian audio is also written out on the screen to reinforce the learning process. The Listen & Respond section at the end of each video is designed to test your comprehension and boost your speaking skills.
Learn Italian with the News
Specifically, our Learn Italian with the News videos are mock-up news broadcasts where Anna discusses current hot topics. In the last few episodes we talked about the COVID-19 pandemics and the impact of lockdown on Italian tourist industry. This series is freely available on our YouTube channel and on this Website with video transcripts & worksheets.
In addition, we are currently designing special packages for intermediate to advanced learners who want to expand their vocabulary and comprehension while also expanding their knowledge of Italian art & cinema. We'll post more info as soon as the first episodes are available.