Italian 101

Top Resources for Learning Italian

Learn Italian with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Italian.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Italian with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Italian language

Free Courses

Duolingo - Interactive Italian course with mobile app
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Italian FAST course
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Italian Headstart course
Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Italian Programmed course

Amazon - Italian language learning materials
Italian Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Italian course based on the Pimseleur method
Rocket Languages - Premium Italian language course
Udemy - Online Italian courses from experts
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Italian learning software

Phrases

Loecsen - Basic Italian phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Surface Languages - Basic Italian phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - Italian travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Bab.la - Italian-English online dictionary
Bab.la - English-Italian online dictionary
Google Translate - Translate to and from Italian

Grammar and Vocabulary

Antosch & Lin - Italian audio flashcard system
Bab.la - Italian conjugation tool
Forvo - Collection of Italian words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Italian grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Italian vocabulary
Verbix - Italian verb conjugation tool

Video

Easy Languages - Learn Italian from authentic street interviews
Italian Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Italian subtitles and transcripts
Yabla - Learn Italian with interactive videos
YouTube - Search videos for learning Italian

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Italian language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/italianlearning subreddit for learning Italian

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Italian
Project Gutenberg - Download or read Italian language books online for free
Wikivoyage - Italian travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Duolingo - Interactive Italian course with mobile app
Babbel - Interactive web and mobile Italian learning software

Articles and Opinion

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  • John Granadainfo

    We have a website for learning Spanish and are translating a lot of it to Italian. It is about half finished. To have a look click here http://www.lingolex.com/italian.htm