Beginners Start Here

All our beginner videos on YouTube

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.

Grammar Basics

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Intermediate & Beyond

Our videos for intermediate learners are in Italian, spoken slowly and clearly, and serve as stepping stones to real-life language. All Italian audio is also written out on the screen to reinforce the learning process.

Specifically, our Learn Italian with the News videos are mock-up news broadcasts where Anna discusses current hot topics in slow Italian and explains key vocabulary in English. This series is freely available on our YouTube channel and on this Website with video transcripts & worksheets with questions.

Learn Italian with the News

With our Listening Practice & Test videos you can practice your comprehension by listening to everyday phrases about a variety of topics spoken at a natural speed. This series features different voices & regional accents, check it out and test yourself!

Italian Listening Practice