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Hi!

I'm learning Italian in Rome, and I'm looking for the perfect website for learning Italian. Duolingo is great for me, but I'm also using Busuu and Babbel, but to be honest, I feel that Duolingo is better and more motivating to use, but which websites do you recommend for learning, for example Italian? And are you using mostly Duolingo, or other language learning websites?

Best Regards, Gérard

3 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

Ciao Gerard. I've tried other sites but I always come back to Duolingo. I understand its failings and it understands mine, so we get along just fine. I am definitely a Duo devotee:-) Enjoy your time in Roma.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido
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Duolingo is great in helping to build your vocabulary.
Language Transfer has an audio course that can help build your grammar skills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiEVKwc-b_E&list=PLeA5t3dWTWvuTl3qVy9X_DaoFBbmXp1W3
But if you are in Italy you have the greatest Italian learning resource there is, lots and lots of native Italian speakers.
Good luck.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Keikou_
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https://www.duolingo.com/Corern
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Ciao,

I found that I needed more than 1 option to learn Italian properly. Duolingo is great, but needs to be supplemented with other tools. I find that, for me, Duolingo is one of the best for learning sentence structure, but not grammar.

I have listed the best ones I have found so far : (all offer free lessons and content)

The EDX Course is really good, and they have Beginners, Intermediary and Advanced. https://prod-edx-mktg-edit.edx.org/course/italian-language-culture-beginner-wellesleyx-italian1x

Future Learn - University of Sienna : https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/learn-italian INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN UNIVERSITÀ PER STRANIERI DI SIENA (UNISTRASI)

I am working through both of these, and they give excellent lessons.

Both are also free, you only pay if you want a certificate.

The Iceberg project with Cher Hale - really valuable stuff from her. http://icebergproject.co/italian/

http://onlineitalianclub.com/

There are lots of good grammar courses on Memrise, not just the Duolingo one. I found great courses for learning verbs there too.

And then there's Manu - he is fabulous too! https://www.italymadeeasy.com/

In bocca al lupo!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RaymondE.W

Buongiorno and grazie for your direction.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compsognathus
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I've looked at Babbel but I wasn't interested in paying. :P I haven't looked at Busuu; I'll have to check it out!! Duolingo is definitely my main platform but I use various side websites to help with vocab, grammar, and etc.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation
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Anki is great for most languages, but I don't find it that good for Italian as there are no decks with audio.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ
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There's a podcast series called "News In Slow Italian", you may want to try that: https://www.newsinslowitalian.com/

If you download the app, you can access free content without signing up for an account.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kelly77188

Italianpod101.com offers some great resources from native speakers. I find it a great for learning proper pronunciation and also for learning more modern/common phrases - so you don’t always end up sounding like a talking text book! Access is limited without a subscription but many of their lessons are available through their YouTube page.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andresb_UY
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i use their russianpod101.com and they are great with full of culture insides, jokes, very well structured with different levels and if italian is just half good...

(Download everything first, you have just one week with premium access. )

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichC14
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Gerard..congratulations. I would like to hear more about your experience. My wife and I are Americans who will be spending an increasing amount of time in Rome. She is fluent and I am a beginner. Given how great most Italians English is, I would love to hear how you are learning Italian real time. I find the leap between duolingo and TV and actual conversations to be tough.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YarkoRab
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Clozemaster, have you tried it? I also use Anki with ready decks.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poche112
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I completed the whole Babel course before finding DUO.. I found out quickly that DUO was way more fun to use and motivated me to learn a lot more that Babel ever did. That said, after completing Italian on DUO and then doing German and Spanish.. it is sad to look back at the Italian tree and see just how small the course is compared to the other languages. I wish DUO would give Italian a huge upgrade the way that it has for Spanish recently. Taking Italian beyond DUO, I mostly just read as much as I can. news articles, recipes, web sites etc.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichC14
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Interesting that you mention, Babel...I am using that now. I find Duo to be way better but Babbel approach is slightly different so I thinking it will round out my Italian.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SheilaghFl

I have rosetta stone and the paid version of memrise. Duolingo is great, but a little repetitious. I also LOVE the podcast Coffee Break Italian. They have a ton of free content! I would totally recomment CBI; they are on iTunes as well as online.

3 months ago
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