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Social learning with our BBC Learn Italian page on Facebook


BBC free lessons and courses online


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


Italian classes and courses

Find an Italian class close to you

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


Golf in Italian


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

  • Italianissimo

    Italianissimo was a TV series to learn Italian first broadcast in 1992 and repeated regularly over the next 10 years.

    The accompanying book and CDs have since been updated and are available from online and high-street retailers.

    The corresponding section of the BBC Languages website is no longer available, but you can still access the transcripts.

    For more up-to-date Italian courses and lessons, please use the links on this page.


Test your Italian

Test your Italian

Italian test

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


Italian news, TV & radio

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


Italian phrases

Beach © Les Sanders,

Holiday phrases

Listen, read, print out and download


Italian slang

Guide to streetwise Italian


Italian grammar and vocabulary


Vocabulary and grammar video lessons and exercises from La Mappa Misteriosa


Italian resources for teachers

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

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