Learn Italian with the News

A stepping stone to real-world language

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.

Now, that’s all well and good, but the truth is, 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.

That’s how we designed our Learn Italian with the News videos: keeping in mind the needs of beginner and intermediate learners, we offer a selection of news in SLOW ITALIAN, much easier to understand, and we explain key words and recurring expressions to help you develop your vocabulary.

Each video includes English captions and the on-screen transcription of all Italian audio, plus accompanying notes, questions & video transcript.

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Latest Episode

Learn Italian with the News

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

Watch the videos

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Each of the videos listed here is embedded in an individual page where you can also find a PDF with the video transcript. Some episodes have additional free PDFs with questions & answers.

We publish a new Learn Italian with the News video every 4-5 weeks. Even if some of the stories presented in older videos are no longer current, you will still be able to learn useful words & expressions that will allow you to understand Italian news media and a variety of different topics, from politics to sports, so make sure to watch them all!