Resources to Learn Italian

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online resources for learning Italian. The different sites are broken down into categories for easier browsing. Simply click on one of the main links (like “podcasts”) to view numerous resources. Happy learning!

 

Suggested Resources for Learning Italian:

General Learning (online courses, general sites, blogs,…)

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Our blog articles to help you learn Italian
We regularly write blog articles on language learning topics and resources.

Sprachcaffe
A well-known language school organisation with more than 30 years of experience. They offer courses to learn English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese and Arabic in 30 different countries.

BBC Italian
The BBC offers excellent resources to help Italian learners.

About.com Italian
Much like the BBC, About.com offers many Italian resources, including grammar lessons, quizzes and oral comprehension practices.

Rai Edu Italiano
Italiano.rai.it is an interesting and innovate opportunity for learning the basics of Italian and the different aspects of Italian civic life, such as the principles of the Italian Constitution, their values, and their rights and responsibilities. This is a very immersive site and may be difficult for beginners.

Italki
Italki is an online platform that allows you to find language partners, tutors, teachers and professors to help you learn Italian or any other popular language on the Internet.

Language Learning Foundations
In this video course, the British polyglot Olly Richards explains “the exact techniques and routines you need to learn a new language and start speaking fluently”. The course consists of 10 modules focusing on the most important topics to learn any language on your own and get quick results.
The course is based on the method Olly has developed for himself to learn 7 foreign languages (Japanese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Arabic) and you can use it to learn any language (Italian included).

MosaLingua Web
Find a new way of becoming proficient in a language through a fast, simple and efficient manner. MosaLingua Web is not just a desktop version of our popular apps, but also a complete language learning platform with tons of useful and entertaining resources such as audiobooks, ebooks, videos, magazines and more! Learn Italian with MosaLingua — for a limited time you can try out MosaLingua Web with our special intro offer and get access to all content and languages!


Speaking and Pronunciation

 

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Forvo Italian
Forvo has many recordings of its users that you can listen to in order to practice your pronunciation. You simply enter a word into its search bar, and then you can find recordings of different Italian accents to choose from and to compare.

Lyrics Gap
This is a fun method of learning Italian. You search for your favorite songs and try to guess the missing lyrics.

How to Find a Language Exchange Partner: The Best Websites
Verbling, Palabea, Italki, xLingo, SharedTalk, and ConversationExchange. We’ve tested all these sites and chose the best ones for you to easily find correspondents and speaking partners on the internet.

 

Audio – Video

 

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Podcasts

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News in Slow Italian
The news in Italian, read slowly in order to make it easier to understand.

 

Video

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Yabla
Yabla allows you to learn Italian with videos for all different tastes (television shows, music videos, interviews, trips). It’s very practical for learning and improving because — all while watching a video — you can read the subtitles, find translations for words you don’t know, re-watch a scene and adjust the speed to your choosing. It’s a must-try!

La mappa misteriosa
A BBC site for learning Italian through a series of video stories.

 

Movies and TV series

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The Best Italian Movies to Watch with Subtitles
Here’s an article we wrote about the fun and effective method of learning Italian through watching original Italian movies with subtitles. Click on the link to read the article!

 

Music

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This is a list of the best sites, tested by the MosaLingua team, which use music to help you learn a language. Among the sites are: Lyrics Training, Lyrics Gaps, Lyrics.com and a few others.

How to Learn a Language with Music in 5 Steps
It’s a well-known fact that music can be an effective tool for learning a foreign language. Discover our method in 5 steps!

 

TV Channels

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ITV
A repository of Italian TV channels which you can stream online.

 

Reading and Writing

 

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Lang-8
So, you want to practice the written language, nothing like writing, right? But then how do you learn from your mistakes? Easy, by having them corrected by a native speaker. In return, you agree to correct some of their writings in your native language.

Learning with Text
A tool that’s free to download, Learning with Text was created in order to learn a language from texts that actually interest you. We appreciate this tool a lot here at MosaLingua, even if it is difficult to use at times.

Language Immersion for Chrome
An extension for Google Chrome that allows you to read web content in the language you’re learning. Depending on your settings, this extension will make Italian words appear in the text you’re reading. It’s a very efficient method to get some daily practice in or to learn new vocabulary.

 

Books

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Why Italian is easy
In this e-book, the famous polyglot Benny Lewis reveals not only why learning Italian can be easier than other languages but also several techniques, ideas, ressources and hacks to become fluent in Italian in a very short time. Benny has learned several languages himself and he’s a great motivator to help you achieve results faster.
And if you are learning several languages, you can also get a bundle with all his ebooks.

Make words stick
A very useful guide to help you build a method to memorize vocabulary more efficiently and quickly. This e-book is written by the famous polyglot Olly Richards who has used flashcards and the Spaced Repetition System to learn his 7 languages. Useful to learn any language, Italian included.

The Polyglot Project
The Polyglot Project gives you the possibility of easily reading Italian books while also providing a translation if you need it.

EU Bookshop
The EU Bookshop is an online bookstore, library and publication archive dating back to 1952. The site contains over 100,000 books and 190,000 electronic titles (PDFs, ebooks, CDs, DVD, etc) in more than 50 languages.

How Reading Helps You Improve Your Foreign Language Skills
About the importante of reading books in your target language.

 

Dictionairies

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WordReference
A great dictionary with a very active forum and plenty of tips on translating correctly.

Larousse Italian
This dictionary edited by Larousee is available online for free. In addition to written pronunciations in the International Phonetic Alphabet, it also has sound files.

 

Magazines and Journals

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Dive3000
A site that has many Italian news articles which you can read online.

 

Applications

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MosaLingua Italian
Have you tried our application for learning Italian yet? It will help you memorize vocabulary in record time with 3,000 words and expressions. This will help you learn over the long-term thanks to the Mosa Learning Method. The application contains lessons, dialogues and other bonuses to help you in your quest to learn Italian.

Akinator
The famous guessing game is now available in other languages, Italian being one of them. You can use it online or download it with iOS or Android.


Miscellaneous (pictures, games, graphics, fun…)

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