About this site
The aim of Speak Italian! is to provide a high quality resource for adults who wish to learn Italian online.
It is part of the Speak Languages! network of websites.
Access to the site is completely free. We are currently adding sound, and soon users will also be able to hear all the phrases and vocabulary spoken by native Italian speakers.
If you have any comments or suggestions, or spot any mistakes however small, please contact us — we appreciate your feedback.
Todi, Umbria, Italy
About the Italian language
Italian is spoken by about 70 million people worldwide, of whom 60 million speak it as a first language.
It is the main language of Italy, and is also spoken in the Canton Ticino region of Switzerland, Croatia, as well as by a large number of emigrants around the world.
So why learn Italian?
Any trip or stay in Italy will be enriched if you take the time to learn a little of the language before you go.
Better appreciate Italian culture
From Italian cuisine through to opera, a little knowledge of Italian will help you better appreciate Italy's many contributions to world culture.
It sounds beautiful
Italian is generally considered to be one of the most beautiful-sounding languages in the world.