Summary: This online tool is useful for people who already have a basis in Italian, it can be a great way to improve vocabulary and pronunciation. Beginners might want to look for alternative resources when it comes to learning grammar and the basics. ItalianPod101 comes in handy as a complementary tool to a more structured learning plan.
The platform is easy to use, well designed, but the structure of the modules is not the best.
It covers mostly vocabulary and pronunciation in more depth, not so much grammar. No exercises available, just one vocabulary quiz.
Useful, but is definitely not the best resource out there.
I Like Plenty of audio files to practice pronunciation and comprehension Downloadable materials Thematic conversations and vocabulary structure Cultural elements explained in every lesson
I Don’t Like Lack of exercises Not a sufficient stand-alone resource for beginners. Random lessons suggestion, not connected to previous lessons Lots of unnecessary talking in English
Price: Free trial for 7 days. If you pay for one month at a time, the Basic plan costs $8/month, the Premium plan costs $25/month, and the Premium+ plan costs $47/month. There are varying durations with lower prices for the longer you commit – up to two years.
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