Learn Italian with the News

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Watching the news in Italian is a great way to improve your listening skills and widen your vocabulary: news broadcasts offer a variety of words and expressions that are seldom encountered in textbooks, and at the same time they provide a valuable insight into Italy’s culture, politics, and everyday life. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to understand much of it unless you already have a good grasp of the language: the speed of the news is usually too fast for a beginner or intermediate learner, and the vocabulary is quite different from everyday language.

In our Learn Italian with the News videos we offer a selection of news in SLOW ITALIAN, so you can gradually build up your listening skills. Episodes 5 to 11 also include an explanation of key words and recurring expressions to help you develop your vocabulary. Many other episodes include clips from real news broadcasts, slowed down and then repeated at regular speed.

All videos include subtitles in Italian. You can also download the free transcript with an English translation of all Italian audio up to episode 18; transcripts from episode 19 are available to our patrons on Patreon from just $1 a month.

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This series allows you to:

  • Listen to stories based on the latest news from reputable sources
  • Learn recurring phrases & structures commonly used in formal speech
  • Improve your comprehension of Italian TV & news Websites

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