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YouTube is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to improve your Italian language.
Watching Italian lessons on YouTube is a great way to improve your Italian language knowledge; you can hear a variety of voices, listen to correct pronunciation, and decide when and where you want to learn.
Searching through hundreds of channels on YouTube could take a long time, that’s why we would like to provide you with a useful guide to the best YouTube channels to learn Italian.
Learn Italian with Lucrezia
A very popular channel for people who want to learn or improve their Italian. There are a huge number of videos for you to watch, and they are all presented by an Italian native speaker from Rome.
“Learn Italian with Lucrezia” is perfect for absolute beginners because there are a series of videos that teach some of the basics of Italian like the alphabet or the present tense of verbs; however it is also perfect for more advanced students and has lessons on the subjunctive and prepositions.
The videos are also excellent as some of them focus on very specific aspects of the Italian language, like the pronunciation of double z or the difference between particular words. This channel is one of the best we have found as it also offers the opportunity to simply practice listening to Italian, as Lucrezia presents a number of vlogs around European cities or Q and As with family members or other Italian speakers.
The videos are all extremely useful and easy to understand, and there is something for everyone no matter your level or interests. New videos are uploaded every week, and the content changes from week to week, one week it may be a vlog, the next a lesson and the following a review of an app or Italian film. All of the videos are available on YouTube and there is also a blog to accompany the channel, with advice about how to learn Italian or the best places to travel and eat.
Italy Made easy
A great channel for students of every level who want to improve their Italian. The channel contains a whole range of videos that are perfect for students of every level, from those who are just starting out to students who have already been studying for a while.
There are videos on a range of different themes, from the Italian alphabet to Italian pronunciation as well as some of the more complex and advanced pieces of grammar (which are harder to find on other channels). Italy Made Easy is particularly useful for English speakers who want to learn Italian as it explains some of the more tricky grammar aspects in English, which makes them easier to fully understand and master, although some of the videos are completely in Italian which is helpful for students who want to improve their listening.
Some of the most useful videos teach essential Italian expressions, Italian greetings and the differences between the passato prossimo and the imperfetto. New videos are uploaded multiple times every week, and there is also a website to accompany the channel which offers free lessons and paid courses, but this channel is a must for anyone who wants to master the language!
Learn Italian with Italian Automatico
This is an excellent channel full of useful videos on a range of different topics that can help students of every level improve. The videos are all very different, some teach an element of Italian grammar, others discuss important Italian words or phrases, while others may discuss Italian culture or be an interview with other Italian native speakers, making the videos perfect for anyone – those who want to learn specific grammar rules, or those who just want to listen to spoken Italian while they learn more about Italian culture.
The videos are all easy to understand, as Alberto speaks slowly and clearly and there are English subtitles for most of the videos. This channel is perhaps one of the best resources as it is accompanied by a blog, website, and series of podcasts that can be accessed alongside the videos to help you learn Italian, and you can sign up to an online language course with even more PDF and audio files to download. New videos are regularly uploaded and are all of very high quality and you never know what the next video will be about, one of the most recent videos is a vlog from right here in Florence. All of the videos are available on YouTube and other resources are available at their official website.
Learn Italian with Italian Pod 101
A very useful channel for any students wanting to learn Italian, there is a huge range of videos available; with topics ranging from grammar and vocabulary to how New Year’s’ Day is celebrated or questions about the history of the language. This channel is suitable for students of all levels, but the videos which teach certain aspects of the grammar are more relevant for students with only a basic understanding of Italian as the content is not particularly complex.
There is a couple of video series which are particularly useful – one which teaches the 25 most important verbs, adjectives and nouns, and another called ‘Learn Italian in 3 minutes’ which teach some simple phrases about a range of themes. Another positive aspect of this channel is that it is great to use to simply practice listening as there are a number of listening comprehension videos for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students, which could be a great tool for all Italian students. All the videos are available on YouTube and there is a website with other resources that can be downloaded.
An excellent channel for more advanced students who want to improve their knowledge of Italian or current affairs in both Italy and around the world. The videos all talk about a different news story in either Italy or other parts of the world, recent themes have included the gender pay gap, Burka bans throughout Europe and specific events in particular Italian cities. The videos are all very interesting but last slightly longer than others, lasting more or less 15 minutes.
Each video is presented by an Italian native speaker from Sardinia, and are completely in Italian with no subtitles, meaning that they are slightly harder to understand but are nonetheless still a great tool to practice Italian with, as you can practice your listening skills while learning some more complex and specific vocabulary. New videos are released 3 times a week and with such a large selection of videos available, there really is something for everyone.
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Learn Italian Language
This channel is filled with useful videos for learning Italian. There are a number of different lessons and each one teaches something different about how to survive life in Italy, like how to have telephone conversations in Italian, how to do the shopping and how to check in for a flight. The videos are particularly useful for students who have just begun learning Italian but can also help students who just want to have a basic understanding of the language or communicate with locals. The videos are also very clear, and speak very slowly and repeat each word or phrase several times using Italian subtitles and English explanations meaning that the videos are perfect for beginners but anyone trying to learn Italian can benefit from them.