Free Beginners’ Italian course!

Here you'll find everything you need to make a start learning Italian!

- Italian grammar explanations & exercises
- Italian vocabulary lists
- Italian dialogues and listening practice

And it's all completely free to use, with no registration or passwords required!

To begin, browse the menu in the sidebar of this page.

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Psst! Want to get a FREE Italian easy reader with audio?

Psst!

If you’re studying Italian, you’ll want to know that starting today, EasyReaders.Org is offering one free ebook download for each of their major languages: Italian, Spanish, French & German.

For more information about the offer, check out this article.

Or just click here to download your free Italian easy reader!

44 Ebooks For Learning Italian, At 33% Off!

You may be interested to know that the company which runs dontspeakitalian.com has just launched easyreaders.org, a new website specialising in ebooks for learning languages.

There are 44 ebooks in the Italian section of the online shop.

They include general Italian courses and lots and lots of ‘easy readers’ – that is to say simplified stories for learners, with audio!

The levels go from ‘almost complete beginner’ to ‘advanced’, so you’re sure to find something that will be useful.

Oh, and if you join the mailing list, you’ll be sent a coupon to save 33% on everything in your cart (plus news of future ebooks for learning Italian as they are published.)

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Who is our beginners’ Italian course for, anyway?

Thanks to Janet, who wrote to me to point out that our beginners’ Italian course is actually, in places, much harder than typical material served up for beginners.

She’s right, of course.

But whether you’ll find the material on dontspeakitalian.com suitable for you will depend on a variety of factors.

Perhaps the most important of these is your mother tongue. For a Spanish or French speaker learning Italian, the similarities between your first language and the ‘target’ language (the one you hope to learn) are such that a lot of the material should, in any case, be understandable.

That’s obviously not true for a native English speaker who has never learned a foreign language before. English is unlike Italian in its grammar and much of its vocabulary.

But an English mother-tongue speaker who has already studied another Latin-origin language like French or Spanish should have a similar advantage.

Another factor is your previous language-learning experience.

If you’ve never studied a foreign language before, you will likely find the free material available at dontspeakitalian.com difficult, maybe just too hard.

But if you’ve already mastered any other foreign language (suppose you’re Japanese, and have successfully learned English), then the skills you’ve already picked up, in terms of studying, and the confidence already gained in your own abilities, should help a lot.

Conclusion? Our beginners’ Italian course won’t be ideal for everyone.

How to know if it’ll work for you?

Visit dontspeakitalian.com and give it a try!