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What does it do? Spritz allows readers to see individual words one at a time without having to scan a line of text. This reduces the number of muscles in the eye that you will need to read. You can […]

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A clip site of the series available on Italy’s Disney channel. There are English favourites such as Peppa Pig that my study buddy in a previous Add1Challenge said may be helpful for immersion activity. He was right! Cartoons are fun […]

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A comprehensive site that combines articles to boost motivation with cultural insights and structured subject info for learners. The Youtube channel is great, the Facebook page and newsletters informative, and there is a short course available on Udemy, as well […]

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A teacher in training made these videos that help foreigners learn Italian. Albo the Minstrel lives in Austria and also speaks French and German. 

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If you are Italian and want to learn French then these might help you. 

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Free Italian grammar lessons from the education company Loescher. They are presented in Italian. You’ll need to put in the Italian translation of the point you need to know about to search the video database. Quite hardcore, but useful for […]

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50 or so videos explaining features of the Italian language for learners, presented by the enthusiastic hostess, teacher and polyglot ‘C.’

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The company who make grammar books, Edilingua, that my teacher used to teach me from, also have a Youtube channel. They make short ‘soap’ style videos that capture beginner’s needs. There are interviews featuring vocab friendly to learners who are starting […]

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Pinin Capri produces lovely Italian language books suitable for beginner learners of any age. He has a series on artists and is quite prolific, which leaves you lots of choice with a good second-hand market available where Kindle is not. 

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Roberto Piumini is one of the best and the most popular authors writing in Italian for children today. He publishes in English too, if you want to buy the Italian edition, please be careful that you purchase the right one. […]

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I know it’s unorthodox to add an author and not the individual books he has written. Because obtaining foreign language children’s books can be a labour of love if you live in Britain, I thought this would be a better […]

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This is a fiction chapter book. At the end of each segment is a factual section that focuses on a grammar point and tells a point about Italy’s history, culture etc. There are simple comprehension exercises or quizzes to check you […]

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This second volume of the Italian Colloquial series is a step on from the first textbook.This is a better book in my opinion. Idioms are introduced in the early chapters, for example, how suffixes it Italian can function as adjectives […]

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This grammar book is part of a series. This is the Italian edition and there are versions for learners who focus on European languages that are not Italian. The Open University in the UK, a well known and accredited distance […]

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This is a book that explores the formal elements of Italian. It may be helpful if you are already familiar with language learning. There are plenty of exercises to work through and they are designed to highlight the distinctive features […]

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This textbook is perfect for a new user to Italian who wants to self-teach. The chapters cover absolute basics, introductions, interrogative questions, topics suitable for tourists, like travelling, and simple exchanges of information, for example, daily routines. By the end […]

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This is a new Italian learners’ audiobook. The release date is 2016, with no information available about the author. The organisation of the chapters is thematic. All the topics learners could expect to cover as beginners are there. This set […]

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This audio book is fairly new. The publication date on Amazon is listed as October 2015. It uses brief explanations, Italian speakers to read words to get correct pronunciation, and a dance beat to learn the words to. The music […]

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This is an audio dictionary. It takes you through the most basic words you can possibly imagine in Italian. This may seem trivial but if you are starting a new language as a complete beginner and meeting people online from […]

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These audio tracks are 3 hours long in total. They are vocab lists more than lessons. 

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This is an audio book of verbs in their infinitive and conjugations are explained. The verbs are laid out in all the patterns they are used, starting with the present tense in Italian, which is the one beginner books always […]

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This is the companion website for the series of books “Learn 101 Verbs in 1 Day with the Learnbots.” This is a reprint of a much older series that used pictures and colour coding to sort verbs of the target […]

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This is an installment of the Mark Frobose Italian learning series by language audiobooks. The books in the series, including the audio material, all cover similar territory. They use simple verb tenses and conjugations. 

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This is a series that uses Italian verbs to help beginner word power. The level is very easy. Suitable for complete beginners. 

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And audio cd or mp3 package that comes with accompanying book or PDF’s in some packages. Please check what you get before you buy this from a vendor. Reviews I’ve read said that the absence of text was confusing. They […]

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If you’re a budding polyglot or native of a Spanish speaking nation who wants to learn Italian then maybe give these a try. Mark Frobose products are good quality in English. I can’t vouch for these personally as I don’t […]

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These mp3s use modal verbs and infinitives to refine endless possibilities when it comes to explaining in Italian that you want, can, must or have to do something. Good for beginners. 

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An audio book format with lessons that instruct without boring grammar. This mp3 bundle follows a listen and repeat format. There is over 7 hours of audio. 

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This is an audio learning system for a beginner to Italian. It’s produced by Living Language. There are 35 lessons and the listener must listen and repeat. There are no PDF’s for this product. The learning is all aural. 

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These are a bargain at under £1. They are scripts spoken in Italian with an English translation. There is no spaced repetition. The range of themes and vocabulary is reasonably good. 

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Singers and bands must use a foreign language to feature in this Italian blog, or else be ‘evergreen’ Italian music artists. For a novice reader of Italian, this can be great. The lyrics are not translated if they are foreign. […]

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This site has youtube clips of Italian pop, folk, and classical music. 

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The first native Italian MOOC provider is here! There are a massive selection of Italian language courses in a wide variety of subject areas, as you’d expect. I’d guess this material is B2 upwards. 

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This is a B1/B2 + Italian literature course on the European MOOC platform, Iversity. I can’t speak for the teaching materials because I’m below that level currently. Dante himself is not too difficult to understand in places and he puts things […]

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An Italian language blog that accompanies the course ‘Exploring the Lost Harbour of Ancient Rome’ given by the University of Southampton at Furturelearn. There was talk of providing the entire course in Italian. I believe they hit a few snags […]

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Can’t review this yet as it commences May 16, 2016 and this will be the course’s first run at Futurelearn. I am interested in registering because of the focus on the CILS exams (Certificate of Italian as Foreign Language). I […]

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This series of short web clips from a Sky channel LA3 in Italy is bizarre, however, it’s fun, lively, and contains plenty of useful A2+ vocab.

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Three Italian comics got together to make a sitcom and this was the result. First broadcast on Youtube, it later got a spot on Italian TV. 

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1010 Italian language TV shows rated by IMDB users. You can sort the list by using the buttons at the top of the website page.

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You can add an extension to your browser with Linguarana. This is handy if you want to use flashcards and don’t want to add audio when you make them, or if you’re using 3rd party flashcards. The widget will basically […]

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I’m only reviewing the podcast site here, not the online community you need to log into. The Italian podcasts from Lingq are graded by difficulty. They come with transcripts on the main site, which is useful. The dialogues are okay […]

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This book is available used or you may even find it online. My next big job is to flashcard the contents because the material is extremely helpful for conversations. The grammar is thorough, if you’ve never learned a foreign language […]

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I was fortunate to watch all the episodes from Series 2 that aired on BBC Three. They are available to buy as a boxed set and are a prequel to the ‘Il Commissisario Montalbano’ show from Italian Rai TV, itself […]

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Flashcards with Pronunciation Guide. Basically, this site is a vocab builder. It’s possible to use it differently depending on your subscription level. For example, you can pay to have a pronunciation guide on the cards. I got a sense of achievement […]

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Super helpful verb trainer that helps practice Italian verbs in 3 grammatical moods. This is confusing if you don’t know your grammar. Look for the name of the verb tense you need. You can do quick tests that are similar […]

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An Italian publishing house. If you search for them on Amazon in your home country you will likely find an array of children’s titles in the Italian language. Many of these are available for a few pounds on Kindle. The […]