11 Superb Websites to Practice Italian Online
The internet is a practically endless source of language learning resources, with plenty of options available for Italian learners.
However, sometimes the amount of options available can be a bit overwhelming.
Don’t worry! I’m here to make this voyage a bit easier, no matter what your Italian proficiency level is or your specific language goals are.
With these eleven reliable, varied websites in your bookmarks bar, you’ll be able to easily and effectively practice Italian online.
- 1. Digital Dialects
- 2. FluentU
- 3. ielanguages
- 4. Learn Italian
- 5. Conjuguemos
- 6. Italiano Online
- 7. Grammatica Italiana (Italian Grammar)
- 8. Impariamo l’italiano
- 9. iLUSS
- 10. Tutorino
- 11. Speakitalian.org
1. Digital Dialects
Digital Dialects is a website that has games and quizzes for practicing dozens of languages, including Italian. The games are aimed at beginner to early-intermediate learners, and the interface almost has a retro video game look to it. Prepare to practice Italian in the 80s!
The Italian games on Digital Dialects include primarily matching and flashcard-based exercises. The exercises cover topics such as numbers, animals, colors and food, so it’s perfect for getting acquainted with the basic nouns you’ll need to navigate the world in Italian.
To play the games, you must first choose a topic. Next, you get an opportunity to review the topic’s material (generally a list of vocabulary words). Lastly, you can choose the game you want to play. The game uses the words of the topic that you chose, so make sure to pay particular attention to the topic’s review list!
FluentU helps you get comfortable with everyday Italian by combining all the benefits of complete immersion and native-level conversations with interactive subtitles.
Tap on any word to instantly see an image, in-context definition, example sentences and other videos in which the word is used.
Access a complete interactive transcript of every video under the Dialogue tab, and review words and phrases with convenient audio clips under Vocab.
Once you've watched a video, you can use FluentU's quizzes to actively practice all the vocabulary in that video. Swipe left or right to see more examples of the word you’re on.
FluentU will even keep track of all the Italian words you’ve learned to recommend videos and ask you questions based on what you already know.
Plus, it'll tell you exactly when it's time for review. Now that's a 100% personalized experience!
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This resource is a great place to practice Italian aimed at beginner and early-intermediate learners.
Here you’ll find a comprehensive Italian grammar and vocabulary tutorial, with nearly 200 downloadable pages of lessons plus three hours of audio recorded by native speakers. It’s an awesome resource for mastering the foundations and getting ready for real-world conversations.
On top of the Italian tutorial, ielanguages also offers dozens of online flashcard, matching and fill-in-the-blank exercises to help you practice core Italian words and phrases.
While pretty basic in their set-up, the exercises are effective for learning essential everyday vocabulary. Topics include days of the week, family vocabulary and even verb conjugations.
This means you can master basic greetings and even prepare for communicating in common situations like eating at an Italian restaurant or traveling through an Italian train station.
Further, many of the flashcard exercises also come with an audio file. This is perfect for pronunciation practice and for acquiring that awesome Italian accent.
4. Learn Italian
If you liked Digital Dialects Italian, then you’ll also like the game-focused Learn Italian. Like Digital Dialects, this website uses games to help you practice Italian online.
First, Learn Italian lets you choose a topic. There are dozens to choose from, so pick one that relates to what you’re currently learning or want to learn. Next, you get to review a short tutorial on said topic. Then, you choose a game to practice that topic.
Topics include basic subject matter such as animals, colors, the world and even grammar.
What makes this resource unique is the sheer number of games you can play: there are six of them for each topic. The games include Hangman, Pelmanism (a card matching game), The Frog Flies (help the frog catch flies while you learn vocabulary) and Sow Grow (use Italian vocabulary to help grow flowers).
Because most of these games are crafted around catchy animations, this will be a particularly engaging resource if you’re a highly visual learner.
After you’ve exhausted the topics and games, you can also take Italian tests on all the topics.
Like the previous two resources, Conjuguemos offers worksheets for many languages, including Italian. Because they’re short on explanations (read: there are pretty much no explanations), I recommend having a solid foundation in Italian prior to using this practice tool.
First, you can take practice vocabulary quizzes. There are quizzes organized by level or themed vocabulary quizzes covering feelings, clothing, food words and more.
You can use the online interface and grading tool for immediate feedback on your work. However, if you prefer, you can print off worksheets to take with you on the go (or if you just want to cut yourself off from tools like Google Translate while you take the quiz).
Second, you can take practice verb conjugation quizzes. These cover verb tenses such as the present, future, past and even the subjunctive mood.
Again, you can use the online practice interface for immediate corrections and feedback or print worksheets of your own. These worksheets include verb conjugation tables, crosswords and word searches as well.
6. Italiano Online
Moving on to more advanced Italian practice resources, it’s time to flex those Italian muscles! While not actually a website that has online Italian quizzes, Italian-grammar.net is a great place to find downloadable worksheets in order to practice Italian grammar.
These worksheets are divided in three categories: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Worksheets cover topics such as verbs, adverbs and pronouns and even advanced topics such as combined adverbs and the subjunctive.
This is perfect for learners who want supplementary practice material for a course or other self-study program. Match one of these worksheets with a lesson or a tutorial and practice your heart away!
Best of all, each worksheet comes with an answer key, but don’t peek! Try doing the worksheets on your own and then use the answer key for corrections!
7. Grammatica Italiana (Italian Grammar)
Our last resource for finding Italian practice materials online is our most advanced. Because the website Grammatica Italiana (Italian Grammar) is completely in Italian, I suggest this for those who have at least an intermediate level of Italian.
This is also an especially useful resource for targeting several different specific language skills.
The website offers short Italian grammar tutorials with corresponding exercises. You can click on tutorials for topics such as articoli (articles), verbi (verbs) or aggettivi (adjectives), get a small tutorial on the topic and then do the interactive exercises.
Exercises typically include fill-in-the-blank questions, but they also have answers under the vedere soluzione (see the solution) button.
8. Impariamo l’italiano
Impariamo l’italiano (Let’s learn Italian) is a great resource for students that want to reach a higher grammar level because it has a wide range of grammar topics.
The website is entirely in Italian and it’s very simple to use. Just pick a grammar concept like indicativo presente (present indicative mood) and you’ll see a number of activities to choose from (some topics have up to 55 different activities). After you complete the exercises, click “Check” to see how you fared.
Impariamo l’italiano also has vocabulary exercises, language quizzes, grammar lessons and lots of common Italian sayings. The modi di dire (sayings) are explained in Italian, so you’ll probably need to be somewhere around the intermediate level to understand them.
ILUSS offers a variety of options for Italian language learners. The website is in both Italian and English, and you can choose whether to sign up for a membership or to explore their free resources.
The paid membership, which isn’t expensive at all, will give you the chance to follow a more structured study plan. This includes lots of readings, listening units, grammar lessons and exercises, interactive online courses and tests. This is a good solution for people who are serious about their Italian studies and ready to significantly improve their level.
The free resources are great if you want to ease into Italian or simply want a refresher. Their free resources are divided into four levels: beginner, elementary, intermediate and advanced. Before starting with the grammar exercises, you can also test your level. It’s a free service that could save you lots of time by choosing the best exercises for you.
Tutorino is an innovative resource and a really fun tool to improve your Italian. You’ll find lots of free resources along with the grammar lessons. And since the explanations are in English, it’s even perfect for beginners.
Tutorino works a little differently because you can’t do the activities on the website (you’ll find the correct answers under each activity), so grab a piece of paper and a pen.
Besides the usual exercises, you can also practice your grammar skills with timed quizzes. They have a wide range of these that you can do online and check instantly. If you feel like you work better under a little pressure, this feature is great for you.
For a more relaxed approach, try reducing some stress with some language games in Tutorino’s Grammar Gym. After choosing your grammar topic, you’ll be redirected to the Game Zone. You can then choose whether to do flashcards, matching games, concentration games or a word search. It’s a less rigid way to practice your Italian grammar!
Speakitalian.org is a very modern website written both in Italian and English. The grammar exercises are divided into three levels: A1-A2, B1-B2 and C1-C2. Just like Tutorino, you’ll have to complete the exercises offline then check your answers at the end of the page.
Aside from the traditional grammar exercises, you also have translation exercises (talk about putting grammar rules into practice!). The translation activities include a couple of short texts written in English that you have to translate to Italian. Again, you can’t do the activity online but you can check the correct answers directly from the website.
They also have interactive exercises like games and audio that will teach you more about vocabulary and culture than grammar.
Pointer fingers ready? Practice your Italian online by swiping and scrolling your way to Italian fluency!