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Learn Italian Language


The official language of Italy is Standard Italian, which is based on the Tuscan dialect of the language. Standard Italian was adopted as the official language following the unification of the country in 1861, as prior to that time a variety of mutually intelligible but distinct regional dialects (many of which are still spoken today in many parts of the country) had developed.

As well as Italian dialects, there are also a variety of other languages spoken in various parts of the country including Venetian, Neapolitan, Sicilian and Sardinian. There are also communities that speak German, Franco-Provençal, Slovene, Ladin, Friulian, Catalan, Albanian, and dialects of Greek and Croat.

Learning to speak Italian is a very useful skill if you plan to visit Italy, whether for business or pleasure. Being able to speak to people in their own tongue will certainly add to the experience, and of course, if you're doing business with Italians, speaking to them in their own language, is sure to be a big advantage.

The good news is that learning Italian need not be impossibly difficult. Today there are a variety of resources that can help you quickly learn the basics, and then gradually move towards becoming fluent. As well as books and audio courses, there are many useful web sites which teach the Italian language, and of course software programs for your computer. With the help of these aids, you might be surprised at quickly you can be speaking like a native!

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Software for Learning Italian

If you want to learn Italian, here is some software that may help:

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Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1

By Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone
Released: September 14th, 2010
Yellow CD-ROM

Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1
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Learn Italian: Rosetta Stone Italian - Level 1
  • Manufacturer: Rosetta Stone
  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • Model: 27823
  • ISBN: 1617160377
  • UPC: 794678316012
  • EANs: 0794678316012, 9781617160370
  • PartNumber: 27823
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  • Format: CD-ROM
  • Edition: Italian
  • AudienceRating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Author: Rosetta Stone
  • Publication Date: September 14th, 2010
  • Release Date: September 14th, 2010
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  • Size: 7.5 Inches by 6.5 Inches by 3.0 Inches
  • Weight: 0.89948602896 Pounds
  • Color: Yellow
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  • Access for up to 5 family members
  • Download activation key included
  • Learn at your own pace with our course that never expires
  • Proprietary speech-recognition technology compares your voice to a native speaker 100 times per second
  • Access to award winning mobile app for 3-months - available on Kindle Fire HD, iOS, and Android
  • Live online tutoring sessions with a Native Speaker - 3-month trial included
  • Earbuds with microphone included in box
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Rosetta Stone V3: Italian, Level 1

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Rosetta Stone V3: Italian, Level 1
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  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • UPC: 794678206474
  • EAN: 0794678206474
  • PartNumber: 1580228437
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  • Format: CD-ROM
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  • Size: 2.9 Inches by 6.3 Inches by 7.6 Inches
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  • Rosetta Stone helps you understand everyday language through our proficiency-based listening and reading activities
  • You will pronounce words correctly after practicing with our proprietary speech recognition and analysis tools
  • In no time you will speak without a script, Rosetta Stone's Contextual Formation™ makes sure you have the confidence and the cues you need to get the words out on the spot
  • With Rosetta Stone Milestone activities you quickly gain confidence to engage in real-life conversations
  • Track your progress to reinforce your strengths and revisit needs with our Adaptive Recall™ Language feature
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Rosetta Stone: Learn Italian for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac – mobile & online access

Rosetta Stone
CD-ROM

Rosetta Stone: Learn Italian for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac – mobile & online access
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Rosetta Stone: Learn Italian for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac – mobile & online access
  • Manufacturer: Rosetta Stone
  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • Model: 91182ITA
  • UPC: 191091654439
  • EAN: 0191091654439
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  • CD-ROM
  • Format: Software Key Card
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  • Size: 1.5 Inches by 7.5 Inches by 5.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.03125 Pounds
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  • Thrive in another language. With Dynamic Immersion, you’ll learn through context by seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and writing. Just like you do in the real world.
  • Sound like a native. Get instant feedback to perfect your pronunciation with our patented TruAccent speech recognition engine.
  • Learn here, there, and everywhere. You’re always on your phone so your language learning should be too. Your Rosetta Stone subscription gives you access across all of your devices, mobile, tablet, and desktop.
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Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 & 2

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Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 & 2
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Rosetta Stone Italian Level 1 & 2
  • Manufacturer: Rosetta Stone
  • ISBN: 1603915923
  • EAN: 9781603915922
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  • Format: CD-ROM
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  • Rosetta Stone Italian
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Rosetta Stone Homeschool Italian Level 1 including Audio Companion

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Rosetta Stone Homeschool Italian Level 1 including Audio Companion
  • Manufacturer: Rosetta Stone
  • Brand: Rosetta Stone
  • Model: 61616
  • ISBN: 1607179504
  • UPC: 794678616167
  • EANs: 0794678616167, 9781607179504
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  • Format: CD-ROM
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Books for Learning Italian

Here are some books about learning to speak Italian:

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Italian: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners Who Want to Learn the Italian Language, Including Italian Grammar, Italian Short Stories, and Over 1000 Italian Phrases

By Daily Language Learning

Independently Published
Released: April 5th, 2019
Paperback (416 pages)

Italian: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners Who Want to Learn the Italian Language, Including Italian Grammar, Italian Short Stories, and Over 1000 Italian Phrases
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Italian: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners Who Want to Learn the Italian Language, Including Italian Grammar, Italian Short Stories, and Over 1000 Italian Phrases
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1092776311
  • EAN: 9781092776318
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Author: Daily Language Learning
  • Publication Date: April 5th, 2019
  • Release Date: April 5th, 2019
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 1.04 Inches
  • Weight: 1.34 Pounds
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Italian Grammar for Beginners Textbook + Workbook Included: Supercharge Your Italian with Essential Lessons and Exercises (Italian Lessons and Stories for Beginners)

By Talk in Italian

Independently published
Released: May 7th, 2021
Paperback (294 pages)

Italian Grammar for Beginners Textbook + Workbook Included: Supercharge Your Italian with Essential Lessons and Exercises (Italian Lessons and Stories for Beginners)
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Italian Grammar for Beginners Textbook + Workbook Included: Supercharge Your Italian with Essential Lessons and Exercises (Italian Lessons and Stories for Beginners)
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798748974455
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 294
  • Author: Talk in Italian
  • Publication Date: May 7th, 2021
  • Release Date: May 7th, 2021
Physical Description:
  • Size: 11.0 Inches by 8.5 Inches by 0.67 Inches
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Complete Italian Step-by-Step

By Paola Nanni-Tate

McGraw-Hill Education
Released: July 13th, 2020
Paperback (624 pages)

Complete Italian Step-by-Step
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Complete Italian Step-by-Step
  • Manufacturer: McGraw Hill
  • Brand: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 1260463230
  • EAN: 9781260463231
  • PartNumber: 38416309
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 624
  • Author: Paola Nanni-Tate
  • Publication Date: July 13th, 2020
  • Release Date: July 13th, 2020
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  • Size: 10.6 Inches by 8.3 Inches by 0.9 Inches
  • Weight: 2.01943431992 Pounds
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Travel to Italy: Learn Italian with Puzzles (Italian Language Learning Puzzle Book)

By Play Italian

Independently Published
Released: September 25th, 2020
Paperback (168 pages)

Travel to Italy: Learn Italian with Puzzles (Italian Language Learning Puzzle Book)
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Travel to Italy: Learn Italian with Puzzles (Italian Language Learning Puzzle Book)
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • Brand: Independently Published
  • EAN: 9798666254608
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 168
  • Author: Play Italian
  • Publication Date: September 25th, 2020
  • Release Date: September 25th, 2020
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  • Size: 11.0 Inches by 8.5 Inches by 0.38 Inches
  • Weight: 0.89948602896 Pounds
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Pimsleur Italian Basic Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-10 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)

By Pimsleur

Pimsleur
Released: September 6th, 2005
Audio CD (5 pages)

Pimsleur Italian Basic Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-10 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)
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Pimsleur Italian Basic Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-10 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs (1)
  • Manufacturer: Pimsleur
  • Brand: Pimsleur
  • ISBN: 0743550684
  • EAN: 9780743550680
  • PartNumber: 9780743550680
Details:
  • Product Category: Audio CD
  • Formats: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
  • Edition: 2nd Edition, Revised, 10 Lessons
  • Number of Pages: 5
  • Author: Pimsleur
  • Publication Date: September 6th, 2005
  • Release Date: September 6th, 2005
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  • Size: 6.5 Inches by 8.5 Inches by 2.1 Inches
  • Weight: 0.68563763482 Pounds
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  • Used Book in Good Condition
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Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way with Online Audio (Barron's Fast and Fun Foreign Languages)

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D.

Barrons Educational Series
Released: May 1st, 2014
Paperback (296 pages)

Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way with Online Audio (Barron s Fast and Fun Foreign Languages)
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Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way with Online Audio (Barron's Fast and Fun Foreign Languages)
  • Manufacturer: Barrons Educational Services
  • Brand: Barrons Educational Series
  • ISBNs: 1438074964, 9781438074962
  • EAN: 9781438074962
  • PartNumber: 9781438074962
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: Fourth
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Authors: Marcel Danesi Ph.D., Heywood Wald Ph.D.
  • Publication Date: May 1st, 2014
  • Release Date: May 1st, 2014
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 7.8125 Inches by 0.7 Inches
  • Weight: 1.8959754532 Pounds
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  • Barron s Educational Series
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Learn Italian: 30+ Hours of Full Immersion: 7 Books in 1: Grammar Lessons, Pronunciation, Practical Exercises, Vocabulary, Conversations and Dialogues, Short Stories, 2000+ Common Phrases & Words

By Cecilia Horton

Audible
Released: May 28th, 2021
Audible Audiobook

Learn Italian: 30+ Hours of Full Immersion: 7 Books in 1: Grammar Lessons, Pronunciation, Practical Exercises, Vocabulary, Conversations and Dialogues, Short Stories, 2000+ Common Phrases & Words
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  • Manufacturer: Cecilia Horton
  • Brand: Audible
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  • Product Category: Audible Audiobook
  • Format: Unabridged
  • Author: Cecilia Horton
  • Publication Date: May 28th, 2021
  • Release Date: May 28th, 2021
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Comparative Grammar of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French: Learn & Compare 4 Languages Simultaneously

By Mikhail Petrunin

Independently published
Released: July 2nd, 2018
Paperback (721 pages)

Comparative Grammar of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French: Learn & Compare 4 Languages Simultaneously
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Comparative Grammar of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French: Learn & Compare 4 Languages Simultaneously
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • ISBN: 198333426X
  • EAN: 9781983334269
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 721
  • Author: Mikhail Petrunin
  • Publication Date: July 2nd, 2018
  • Release Date: July 2nd, 2018
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