Are you looking for something special? Here you will find refresher courses as well as fast speech training and you can train your listening comprehension with the fun course 'Listen and practise'.
Refresher Course 1
Ideal for everyone who studied Italian a long time ago or wants to test their knowledge at the A2 level.
Refresher Course 2
You'll find many important refresher course topics here, in order to help you brush up on your vocabulary and grammar knowledge for usage in everyday life.
You wanted to tell your Italian friend to take his "camera" with him, and he asked how could he possibly fit an entire room in his bag? You asked where you could find a good "fisico" and he replied amazed at your sudden interest in physics! Here you'll learn false friends: English words that sound similar to Italian words - but have a totally different meaning! Be careful, danger of confusion!
Have you always wanted to learn more about Italian food and to find out what a real Italian menu looks like? Accompany Michela and Daniel on their culinary journey through Italy's different regions, and discover important regional specialities and local products. Dive into the world of "pasta" and salumi, and learn the subtle differences between types of pasta and cold meat specialities. But be warned - this course will make your mouth water! Buon appetito!
Join Stefania and Giacomo on their trip around Tuscany and learn how to make typical Tuscan biscuits called "Cantuccini". The course is based on level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Italian for everyday life
Need a quick update? Short exercises to bring your passive knowledge up-to-date and ready to use. The course is based on level A2/B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
What do native Italian speakers mean when they say they've got ham on their eyes, or when they discuss the sex of angels? What does it mean if you spend the night in white, have holes in your hands or get a spaghetti? Here you'll learn some idioms and how they are used.
Italian for holidays
Are you off to Italy on holiday sometime soon? Here you'll quickly learn some important words, sentences and the basics for getting by.
Writing exercises: Beginner
Practise writing in Italian on simple topics and send your contributions to the community. Describe a way or the weather, talk about a trip or a language course in the past…
Writing exercises: Intermediate
Write an email, postcard or a letter in Italian and practise typical valedictions. Describe other people and your everyday life.
Writing exercises: Advanced
Practise your writing skills in Italian and relate fun everyday topics. Give your opinion on the European Union or on the financial crisis.
How do you pronounce "c" and "g" or "ci" and "gi"? This course will guide you through the most important rules concerning Italian pronunciation.