SELECT AN ITALIAN COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

About Italian

Present day Italian is a relatively new language; Italy became a nation in only 1867, and even as recent as fifty years ago, many Italians only spoke their own regional language or dialect. Italy is still divided into regions. However nowadays everyone in Italy is able to speak standard Italian. Apart from in Italy itself, Italian speakers can be found in the Italian-speaking cantons of Switzerland, and in a few areas of Slovenia and Croatia, and of course in all countries to which Italians have emigrated. Unlike English, which has several different ways of pronouncing the same combination of letters, Italian pronunciation is easy. Once you know the rules you can’t really go wrong!

Start Italian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK ITALIAN NATURALLY

This 1-hour digital taster course is for beginners who are new to the Michel Thomas Method. Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Italian and how to put them together to make yourself understood. From the very beginning you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself. During the course, you will join Michel Thomas himself and 2 students in a live lesson. The course will take about 3-4 hours to complete and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app. It is the first hour of the Foundation course.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Start Italian

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Foundation Italian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK ITALIAN NATURALLY

This 8-hour digital course is a powerful foundation on which to build a strong understanding of Italian. By actively engaging with the live lesson, your brain will begin to make the connections necessary to make the language really stick, and you will see significant results in a remarkably short period of time. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Italian. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

This course incorporates the Start course.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Foundation Italian

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Language Builder Italian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK ITALIAN NATURALLY

Language Builder Italian for improving students will deepen your understanding of Italian grammar while teaching authentic phrases and expressions in a one-to-one seminar with Michel Thomas. You will be able to express yourself more fully with idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating. This course consolidates everything you’ve learned in the Start and Foundation courses, recapping previous learning and building on it to grow your confidence. Or, if you’re new to Michel Thomas but have some knowledge of Italian, it’s ideal for brushing up your language skills. This digital course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Language Builder Italian

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Intermediate Italian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK ITALIAN NATURALLY

For anyone who has already completed, and enjoyed, Foundation Italian, the Intermediate Italian course will take your language learning to the next level. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don’t forget it. As with the earlier levels, the Michel Thomas Method Intermediate Italian breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences, expanding your conversational range with aspects of grammar such as tense and verb forms that are easy to master – but form the foundation of the Italian language. You will complete the course in 15-20 hours. This digital course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Intermediate Italian

Michel Thomas

Michel Thomas (1914–2005) established the first Michel Thomas Language Center in Beverly Hills in 1947, and continued to travel the world teaching languages for the rest of his life.

Italian Vocabulary

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK ITALIAN NATURALLY

In this 5-hour intermediate digital course, Michel Thomas Method teacher Paola Tite introduces over 1,000 new words, verbs and everyday phrases through essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps. Whether you have already learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, this vocabulary course will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to, pronounce and understand Italian. This course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Paola Tite

Paola Tite is a teacher of Italian, author of Italian language books and an editorial consultant. As a native speaker of Italian, Paola attended Michel Thomas's original Italian workshops and recording sessions at Hodder & Stoughton, and became an enthusiastic follower of his approach not only to language learning but to teaching in general.

Paola Tite

Paola Tite is a teacher of Italian, author of Italian language books and an editorial consultant. As a native speaker of Italian, Paola attended Michel Thomas's original Italian workshops and recording sessions at Hodder & Stoughton, and became an enthusiastic follower of his approach not only to language learning but to teaching in general.

Insider’s Italian

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK ITALIAN NATURALLY

This Italian conversation course follows on from Michel Thomas Method Intermediate Italian but is also ideal for anyone with an intermediate level of Italian. It will advance your overall fluency, listening comprehension and conversation skills, expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar. Through authentic, lively conversations around engaging topics, this course focuses on the colloquial language and conversation strategies used by native Italian speakers so that you can fit in and communicate more naturally. It offers support for pronunciation and intonation to help you express yourself, with cultural insights into the unspoken rules of the language. This digital course is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

Paola Tite

Paola Tite is a teacher of Italian, author of Italian language books and an editorial consultant. As a native speaker of Italian, Paola attended Michel Thomas's original Italian workshops and recording sessions at Hodder & Stoughton, and became an enthusiastic follower.

Paola Tite

Paola Tite is a teacher of Italian, author of Italian language books and an editorial consultant. As a native speaker of Italian, Paola attended Michel Thomas's original Italian workshops and recording sessions at Hodder & Stoughton, and became an enthusiastic follower.