Italian For Beginners

Study materials and resources to help you learn Italian

The most effective way to learn Italian is to start studying! Whether it's reading an Italian textbook, taking a language course at a university or in Italy, completing workbook exercises, listening to a tape or CD, or conversing with a native Italian speaker, any method is appropriate. The shotgun approach is recommended to avoid burnout and frustration. Most important, spend some time every day reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Italian to become accustomed to the target language.


Simple, direct lessons in Italian grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

Speak Italian: Audio Phrasebook

Build your vocabulary with a glossary of essential terms by topic. With audio!

Practice Italian: Exercises

Workbook exercises, worksheets, drills, and activities. Sharpen your pencil!

Listen to Italian: Audio

Word of the day, survival phrases, a pronunciation guide, and more. Listen to a native Italian speaker.


Essential information on Italian verb formation, moods, tenses, conjugation charts, and usage.

Study Guides

Challenge your skills and test your knowledge of various Italian language topics.