Free Italian Lessons

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  • Talk Italian – Web Site
    • A lively introduction to Italian presented by the BBC.
  • BBC ItalianissimoWeb SiteYouTube
    • Italianissimo was a TV series to learn Italian first broadcast in 1992 and repeated regularly over the next 10 years. You can watch the videos online.
  • Duolingo Italian – Web Site  
    • A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
  • Foreign Service Institute Italian Headstart – Web site
    • Textbook, glossary, culture notes (PDF) and 21 audio lessons (MP3).
  • Foreign Service Institute Italian Fast Course – OriginalUpdated
    • Includes a textbook (PDF) and 30 audio lessons (MP3). They are the second/middle set of lessons on the page.
  • Foreign Service Institute Italian Programmed Course – Web site
    • Textbook and instructor’s manual (PDF) and 24 audio lessons (MP3).
  • iTunes Free
    • A series of Italian language lessons that will get you up and running. I have personally used them and found them effective.
  • Let’s Speak Italian iTunes Free Feed
    • This collection will help you learn Italian in small, manageable 5-minute bites.
  • iTunes Free
    • Learn Italian step by step over a course of 20 weeks. Lessons cover all the language you need to know to get by on a visit to a Italian-speaking country. Created by the same people who put together the popular series “Coffee Break Spanish.”
  • Speak Italian with Your Mouth Full – Web – YouTube – iTunes
    • MIT instructor Dr. Paola Rebusco uses cooking to help her students learn to speak Italian.

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