Italian course for beginners (A1)
Are you interested in learning Italian easy, fast and for free with an online course? If you are reading this, it means you have come to the right place.
Teach yourself Italian - at home!
With this online course, you will become your very own teacher.
You can decide your own schedule and monitor your own progress while studying Italian by yourself, fully benefitting from the independence that only online lessons can give you. Moreover, distance learning provides you with the possibility to learn Italian without enrolling in schools or requesting private lessons, thus allowing you to benefit from a less time-consuming, but still efficient alternative to usual language practice.
In short: if you had always wanted to be a self-learner, yet you are unsatisfied with "grammar for beginners" or "Italian for dummies" books and want to try something different, this is most definitely the language course for you!
Italian for beginners, tourists and foreigners
The following course is meant to provide a first-hand approach to Italian for English speakers. No matter whether you are:
- a student,
- a tourist,
- an expat,
- an adult learner,
- a foreigner,
- any other kind of beginner...!
Why learn Italian? - Use of the Italian language worldwide!
With around 85 million native speakers in the whole world, Italian is the third most spoken language in Europe. It enjoys official status in three countries:
- Italy (60 million)
- San Marino
- Vatican City
In addition, it also has:
- official status as one of the three languages of Switzerland;
- semi-official status in other continents such as America (due to its large immigrant communities in Argentina, Brazil and the United States) and Africa (Libya, Somalia, Eritrea) due to the remnants of colonization in the past centuries.
That being said, Italian might not be one of the most spoken languages in the world, yet it is one of the most unique and flavoured. In many aspects such as ortography, vocabulary and grammar, it is probably the most direct descendant of Latin, the very first language in history to be spread out in the whole Europe.
Online language course with vocabulary, pronunciation and exercises
All the lessons cover basic aspects which are essential for beginners who have never spoken or studied Italian before, such as introductory lessons to pronunciation of letters and the alphabet, words and phrases for basic conversation, vocabulary for many different themes and topics. You will never get yourself lost!
Italian exercises for beginners
Each lesson covers a specific topic and offers you the possibility to test your skills and progress through interactive exercises, from English to Italian or viceversa. Just like in a regular text book, you will improve your knowledge of basic Italian along the way, curbing your skills as you go through always more specific lessons.
No need to enroll in any school!
You might have already looked for online Italian courses on platforms such as Babbel, Duolingo and Rosetta Stone. Compared to those, the present course places a deeper emphasis on theory lessons and step-by-step learning rather than just exercises: so, whenever you will feel unsure about any aspect of the Italian language while practicing, you can always go back to the lessons and look for what you have been missing! Moreover, if you will have fun while learning, you will be willing to step up further with more complex courses about grammar, moving from beginner into intermediate.
Learn to write, speak, read and understand Italian in no time!
As you go through the course, you will be involved in each one of the required competencies in foreign language learning:
- listening: all lessons and pages feature audio text guides: you will never have any trouble with understanding and learning how to read!
- speaking: as you listen each word with the help of the aforementioned audio support, it will also get easier for you to learn how to spell letters, words and phrases;
- reading and writing: practice your newly learned skills with the interactive exercises embedded in the course.
And if you want to further train your communication or comprehension skills, or you need preparation to undertake an official exam for a language certificate (like CILS or CELI), we highly recommend you to book additional lessons with a verified coLanguage teacher.
Buona fortuna e buon divertimento!
Practise with a private teacher on Skype!
- Private Skype lessons
- Learn any topic
- Flexible appointments
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I teach: Italian
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