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Beginners' Italian in 24 steps with slideshows. Online only.

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Beginners' Italian in 9 parts with video and audio clips.

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Beginners' Italian continuing to post-beginners' based on the 20-part TV series.

  • Languages Ladder - Breakthrough / Preliminary Level: Builds on the absolute basics of Talk Italian.

  • Useful links: TV transcripts


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