Learn Italian Quickly?

Can I self-teach Italian? How long does it take to learn it? Is it a difficult language? In this video in English, Anna tackles the eternal questions that language learners ask themselves. She talks about the right frame of mind in language learning, and she reveals her favourite textbooks and resources.

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The Building Blocks of Italian

If you get the basics rights, you are already halfway there. Learn the fundamental rules of Italian grammar through examples and start building your own sentences straight away.

This is the first lesson of our free beginner course. Have a look at the other videos, too.

Beginners Start Here

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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.

Download this free reference guide with all the basics you need, clearly explained. New 35-page PDF (14.4 MB) expanded and updated in March 2021.

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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, and all videos have English captions.

Learn Italian with the News

Our Learn Italian with the News videos are mock-up newscasts where Anna discusses current hot topics in slow Italian and explains key expressions in English. Enrich your vocabulary and boost your comprehension of formal speech. From this Website you can download the transcripts of all episodes.

Italian Listening Practice

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