Free Italian Lessons


Learn Ital­ian for free online. Down­load free audio lessons to your com­put­er or mp3 play­er and start learn­ing Ital­ian instant­ly. To learn more lan­guages, please vis­it our com­plete col­lec­tion of Free Lan­guage Lessons.

  • Talk Ital­ianWeb 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.
  • Ital­ian Lan­guage and Cul­ture: Begin­nerMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    • In this lan­guage course from Welles­ley Col­lege, you will learn the four basic skills (speak­ing, lis­ten­ing, read­ing and writ­ing) in the con­text of major themes in Ital­ian cul­ture. By the end of the course you will be able to describe peo­ple, events and sit­u­a­tions, both in the present and the past, and you will have acquired the nec­es­sary vocab­u­lary to com­mu­ni­cate about every­day sit­u­a­tions.
  • Ital­ian Lan­guage and Cul­ture: Inter­me­di­ateMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    • In this lan­guage course from Welles­ley Col­lege, you will enhance your Ital­ian lan­guage skills, enrich your vocab­u­lary and expand your con­ver­sa­tion­al skills. You will learn how to have exchanges on a vari­ety of top­ics, and con­tin­ue your immer­sion in the Ital­ian cul­ture through unique videos and inter­views. You will also become more con­fi­dent as you con­tin­ue prac­tic­ing your read­ing and writ­ing skills.
  • Ital­ian Lan­guage and Cul­ture: AdvancedMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    • Learn how to per­fect your skills in Ital­ian (speak­ing, lis­ten­ing, read­ing and writ­ing), and by the end of this course you will be able to express opin­ions and hypothe­ses, and sus­tain an argu­ment using a vari­ety of reg­is­ters. You will also expand your vocab­u­lary to include top­ics beyond every­day con­ver­sa­tion. This course is from Welles­ley Col­lege.
  • 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 Head Start — Web site
    • Text­book, glos­sary, cul­ture notes (PDF) and 21 audio lessons (MP3).
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Ital­ian Fast CourseWeb site
    • Includes a text­book (PDF) and 30 audio lessons (MP3).
  • For­eign Ser­vice Insti­tute Ital­ian Pro­grammed Course — Web site
    • Text­book and instructor’s man­u­al (PDF) and 24 audio lessons (MP3).
  • Intro­duc­tion to Ital­ianMas­sive Open Online Course (MOOC)
  • Let’s Speak Ital­ian — iTunes FreeFeed
    • This col­lec­tion will help you learn Ital­ian in small, man­age­able 5‑minute bites.
  • Speak Ital­ian with Your Mouth Full — Web site

To learn more lan­guages, please vis­it our col­lec­tion: Learn Lan­guages for Free: Span­ish, Eng­lish, Chi­nese & Beyond.

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