Busuu offers you the best way to learn Italian
Learn to speak Italian
Ever wondered how you can perfect the Italian accent? Learn how to speak Italian with a combination of our AI powered pronunciation exercises and dialogues made by our Italian experts. You can also try our conversation exercises and practice speaking with native speakers from our community.
Complete Italian language course
We have over 80 units in our online Italian course. Choose the topics you're most interested in, whether it’s culture, food or travel. Perhaps, you’re only interested in learning basic Italian words & phrases for your next trip to Italy. No matter what your goals are, we’ve got some simple and fun lessons for you!
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How can I motivate myself to learn Italian?
Create a Study Plan
Let us do the hard work! You decide when to learn and how much you want to learn, and we will create a personalised study plan for you to help you learn Italian quicker.
Try our Vocabulary Trainer
How many words can you learn in one week? Challenge yourself and use our Vocabulary Trainer feature to help you keep track and memorise the new words you’ve just learnt.
Track your Fluency Score
Track your progress and see your fluency score improve over time. Don’t worry if you miss a day, we’ll keep you on track and motivated with a series of fun Italian exercises.
Why should you learn Italian
Italian is one of the most spoken languages in Europe. There are around 70 million Italian native speakers in the wold, but only 3 million people know it as a second language which is a very small number compared to for instance French and German. However, knowing the Italian language can enrich your understanding of the Italian history and culture. Italy isn’t only known for its art, but it’s also got a rich history of literature, music, food, fashion and design. If you want to truly immerse yourself in the Italian culture, you really need to learn the language. It’ll also enhance you career progression and broaden your job oppotunities.
Remember that learning a language is a challenge and a long term goal. We’re here to help you reach that dream faster and easier. It doesn’t happen overnight, but once you know a language, you know it for life!
What you will achieve with our course
Whether you’re visiting the beautiful city of Rome, travelling through Italy, building up your career, or learning Italian to better understand the culture, we’ve got you covered! Our lessons range from Italian for beginner to upper intermediate levels; you can start from any lesson or level and even get certified by McGraw-Hill Education when you progress to the next level.
Learn how to say “how are you” and “thank you” in Italian, order a three course meal with a perfect accent, tell a local speaker about your career and hobbies, and share your opinions on a variety of topics.
Example topics in our course
- Beginner A1: Greeting people, jobs, numbers, colours, hobbies, food & drinks and basic grammar
- Elementary A2: Conversations, shopping, eating out, travel and asking for directions
- Intermediate B1: Job interviews, holidays, dating, culture, news and sharing opinions
- Upper Intermediate B2: Culture, entertainment, world news and media
Italian for Travel course
If you're planning to travel to Italy soon and don't have time to complete the full course, we also offer an Italian for Travel course that will teach you some survial phrases to help you get around. Learn how to ask for directions, buy tickets and get recommendations from locals.
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