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The Italian language

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A Guide to Italian

Facts, essential phrases plus the Italian alphabet

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Learn Italian on Facebook

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Social learning with our BBC Learn Italian page on Facebook

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Test your Italian

Test your Italian

Italian test

Are you a complete beginner, quite fluent or somewhere in between?

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Golf in Italian

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Watch golf pro Francesco Molinari train in Italian, then try a golf-themed quiz

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BBC free lessons and courses online

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Online lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises

Italian for beginners

La Mappa Misteriosa
Interactive learning video drama adventure. Complete it in 12 weeks

Talk Italian, online video tutorials

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Italian news, TV & radio

RAI - Programmi sottotitolati
Programmes from Italy's national broadcaster online with subtitles in Italian

La7.tv
TV programmes online from this commercial station

Video Mediaset: Snack TV
Clips from programmes of the Mediaset TV channels: Italia 1, Rete 4, La 5

SM TV Online TV from San Marino

TG1, Tg2, TG3, TG4, TG5, TG La7
Telegiornali, TV news bulletins, from each of the TV channels

Euronews in Italian
The Italian version of the news channel produced by a consortium of European channels

Italian TV and Italian news online
How to watch in the UK

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Italian classes and courses

Find an Italian class close to you

Dentro l'italiano
Online course from Italy's public broadcaster RAI

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Italian phrases

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Holiday phrases

Listen, read, print out and download

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Italian slang

Guide to streetwise Italian

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Italian grammar and vocabulary

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Vocabulary and grammar video lessons and exercises from La Mappa Misteriosa

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Italian resources for teachers

La Mappa Misteriosa tutor guide
Languages Ladder: Breakthrough Level
Common European Framework: Level A1

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