While it’d be great to hop on a plane to Rome and study Italian for six-months, for most people, it’s just not possible to do so.
That’s not a problem though. You don’t need to be in Italy to study Italian.
There are some online Italian courses that are as good (if not better) than any university course you’ll find.
But, there are also more than a few courses that, frankly, kind of suck. It can be hard to figure out which ones are worthwhile and which ones are junk, that is unless you try a bunch of them.
Fortunately, we’ve tried pretty much all the online Italian courses and written super in-depth reviews of each of them.
In this post, we’ll give a rundown of all the best online Italian courses. They’re loosely organized with our favorites at the top, the okay ones in the middle, and the worst courses towards the end of the list.
Let’s get started with the best Italian course…
If you’re learning Italian, you’ll find plenty of podcasts and online courses, but some of the best learning strategies are available for free on YouTube. Since Italian is known for having lots of hand gestures, YouTube videos can give you additional insight into the mannerisms of the language that a podcast just can’t cover.
Whether you choose to learn from a native speaker or someone who’s studying Italian just like you, here are a few of the best YouTube channels to put on your playlist.
They’re loosely organized based on the learner’s level, but there can be some overlap, so intermediates shouldn’t necessarily skip right over the beginner section.