Learn to speak Italian with confidence

Communicate confidently with 85 million people

The Italian language is considered to be one of the most melodic languages in the world. When you listen to Italians speak, it is almost as if they are singing. No wonder their nation gave birth to such masters of opera.

Spoken by 85 million people If you are considering learning a second language and you still haven’t mastered Italian, it would probably be your best choice. The Italian language is not only spoken by over 85 million people in the world; it also has a rich history and sounds beautiful.

The language of culture It is the language of the most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet, and the native tongue of some of the most famous painters, writers and musicians of all time. Of course, this is not enough to devote much of your free time to learning Italian.

Employability With so many children in European schools choosing to learn the Italian language, it is definitely an asset worth having. It is not as universal as English, but it can help you meet and communicate with many people across Europe. Also, employers love having multilingual employees. Adding the Italian language to your set of skills will help you rank better while searching for jobs.

Learning Italian with Babbel

The good thing about learning Italian or any other language in the Internet era is that you don’t have to go to language schools. You can learn Italian in the comfort of your home, or anywhere else (while traveling, waiting in waiting rooms etc.) by using your mobile devices. There are many courses and applications for language learning online that can provide you with any kind of learning activity you want. Babbel is an excellent example of an online language learning website that comes highly recommended by its more than 13,000,000 users worldwide. Its key advantages over other methods of learning are flexibility and the playful approach to languages - both online and offline.

Start your journey with a free trial lesson

Start exploring the Italian language with with a free lesson from Babbel, before signing up for a life-changing language course. Do you want to learn the language of Dante, understand the operas of Verdi, or simply converse with 85 million speakers worldwide? Of course you do. Who wouldn't? Few languages offer as many advantages as Italian. It's the language of poets, musicians, inventors, philosophers, classic cinema, and timeless romances. Not only that, but Italy is the gateway to travel experiences and career opportunities and is one of Europe's most welcoming destinations. The only question is: how do you become fluent in Italian quickly and effectively? Well, that's where Babbel enters the picture. When you learn Italian, you will learn faster than you ever thought possible. Our aim is to help ordinary people develop language skills for real life situations. Lessons are built around conversations in modern day Italy, and they have been crafted by linguists - so you can guarantee that they are accurate, informative, and easy to grasp. The Babbel method also introduces vocabulary and grammar at a pace that is easy to assimilate as well as encourages rapid learning. From a basic knowledge of the Italian alphabet to ordering meals at a Neapolitan pizzeria, learners progress smoothly and naturally. There's no better way to get ready for a holiday or professional visit.

Test first lesson of every course for free

If you're wondering if Babbel is free in the UK, the answer is: no. Here's why: For starters, we don't carry ads, which add nothing to the education experience and are unwelcome distractions. Next, we won't sell your data to third parties so you needn't have privacy fears. And lastly, all our lessons are expertly crafted to ensure the highest quality of learning. Our only objective, is to teach. And our customers will tell you, the service we provide is worth every penny. Subscriptions can be purchased in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month- blocks, depending on how much tuition you need. However, students don't have to dive into the Babbel system without sampling it for themselves, because we offer a free Italian lesson for every customer. Before you pay for any lessons, you can download the app and receive a full 15 minute class. You can get to know the course structure, how lessons are organised, and you can learn a bit of vocabulary - all free of charge. By the end of the lesson, we're confident that you'll want to sign up for a full course (but there's no obligation to do so). Our system is easy to use, accessible, and successful. Even in a free 15 minute lesson, you'll get a taste for the benefits of a full course and begin to feel confident about your ability to master Italian in no time. So register today and see for yourself.

Get conversational in Italian fast

If you want to learn Italian, you’d most likely get past the beginner’s course if learning is fun and doesn’t feel like wasting time. Babbel is great in that sense, because we combine many user-friendly techniques that incorporate video and audio exercises for reading, writing and pronunciation. It makes learning Italian feel like entertainment. Another great aspect of this modern-day application is the Babbel Board. It’s a feature that helps you connect with other Babbel users across the globe and share experiences of learning Italian with them. You can compare what you know and practice conversation. Also, the fact that Babbel incorporates an ad-free interface is certainly a plus for people who can’t seem to get away from annoying advertisements. Learning Italian has never been this easy before and it allows you to work at a tempo you are comfortable with.

  • Absolutely no adverts, ever

  • Italian lessons built around real-world situations

  • Voice recognition technology to perfect your pronunciation

  • Individual progress dashboard to identify areas of development

Choose your favourite from our Italian courses

Newcomer An easy introduction to Italian: basic vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

Beginner Learn the most important expressions for everyday life and the basics of Italian grammar and pronunciation.

Pre-intermediate Consolidate what you've learnt and start expressing yourself in a more nuanced way.

Independent Continue reinforcing your skills: practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing at an independent level.

Refresher Ideal for anyone who studied Italian a long time ago or wants to test their knowledge.

Grammar Grammar practice in easy, understandable steps. Drills and exercises with clear and concrete examples.

Listening and Speaking Here you'll find courses which will help you focus on your listening and speaking skills.

Countries and Traditions In these courses, you won't just learn the language, but also gain useful knowledge about Italy.

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