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BEST ITALIAN LEARNING RESOURCES
– Duolingo, that is a free resource that allows you to improve your language day by day using an app or your pc. The exercises are really well designed even though you have not a direct and personal contact with the teacher for practicing the language.
– The Italian Verbs, that is a good instrument to check, know or verify the right conjugation of the Italian Verbs.
– The Gardian Italian Language Frasebook. You find here different phrases useful for different contexts (Talking about politics, Talking about news, Talking about economy, Battling bureaucracy, Office gossip, Meeting a client for lunch)
– About, the offers different materials about History & Culture, Pronunciation & Conversation, Vocabulary and Grammar.
– Italian Virtual School, that provides Skype Italian Classes with mother tongue teachers highly qualified.
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How to learn Italian fast and free: ITALIAN DICTIONARIES
– Wordreference is a very good auxilium to know which is the right Italian word corresponding to the English one. In addition and in case of doubts, you find a large number of comments by the speakers.
Treccani.it. Treccani is in Italy what for US is the Merriam Webster Dictionary. It is a great resource. It is good for those that already have a good knowledge of the language as the words’ descriptions are in Italian.
Another interesting resources is the Italian English Visual Dictionary, showed in the picture here aside.
How to learn Italian Fast and Free: ITALIAN AUDIOBOOKS
– Many books in the Italian language can be heard for free on Radio3 in the Ad Ata Voce section. In particular you can hear: Le Conversazioni in Sicilia by Elio Vittorini, Una Vita Violenta by Pier Paolo Pasolini and I Racconti by Raymond Carver.
How to learn Italian Fast and Free: ITALIAN VIDEOS
– The Grammar Lessons by the Professor Giuseppe Patota on YouTube. They are in Italian, very clear and very well designed.
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How to learn Italian fast and free: ITALIAN MOVIES and PROGRAMS
– I love Italian Movies, where you find the Italian movies available on Netflix.
– La Pimpa, an Italian Cult comic strip created by Altan a famous comic writer.
– Italian Stories in HD for children with Italian subtitles on YouTube. It a series of cartoons specifically designed to learn Italian.
– RaiPlay.it. RAI, the main Italian broadcaster, created this website through which you can review the programs broadcast on air on the major channels. Among those programs we highlight:
1. Amabili Testi, in which the writer Edoardo Albinati visits significant characters in the Italian cultural scene to talk about the books they read.
2. Quante storie, a program conducted by Corrado Augias, who is a journalist and a writer (81 years old but looks like 65), about current affairs and cultural issues. He is a very good journalist.
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How to learn Italian fast and free: ITALIAN FOOD
– Giallozafferano is a good way of combining the pleasure of cooking Italian with the pleasure of learning the language. You will find there the main Italian dishes (and more) with their recipes. For each recipe a video and a very well detailed description. (See the Maionese recipe, for start, for example.)
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How to learn Italian fast and free: PODCAST
– A wide list of Italian Podcasts is avaialable here: Audiocast.it, The Italian Podcast.
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How to learn Italian fast and free: NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES
– Il Post, who’s speciality is the fact of using a very clear language. If you want to understand more about Italy having a clear idea of the facts, this is the online paper good for you.
– Internazionale instead is a magazine. It is published each Thursday by digital edition and on Friday by print edition. Its goal is collecting the most interesting articles published all over the world and then translating them to Italian.
– Repubblica, the first Italian newspaper.
– Left, a magazine, also available online, with a critical and interesting view about our reality.
Best way to learn Italian
Finally, the best way of learning Italian is for sure combining all the resources here mentioned and and finding your own way to learn Italian. What we suggest is choosing a good teacher that will be able to guide you during your learning process.
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