Conversational Italian for Beginners

4.9 (13 ratings)
 · 2,398 students enrolled

About This Course

Italian is known as a romance language dating back to the 12th century. Today there are over 85 million people that speak Italian!

However, Italian may be challenging to learn on your own. You may find yourself asking… where do you start?

Here’s where our Conversational Italian for Beginners course can help guide you through the process of learning Italian.

This beginner’s course will provide you with high quality and in-depth language lessons with an emphasis on being able to have a conversation with others in Italian by the end of this course.

Here’s what will be covered in this course:

  • Italian Basics
  • Useful Phrases, Greetings and Etiquette
  • The Italian Alphabet
  • Pronunciation – Accent, Stress, Intonation, Rhythm and Vowels
  • Pronunciation – Consonants and Consonant Combinations
  • Nouns and Genders – Feminine vs Masculine
  • Definite Articles for Plural and Singular Circumstances
  • Indefinite Articles
  • Overview of Verbs
  • Overview of Numbers
  • Telling Time and Days of the Week
  • Money
  • Colors
  • Directions
  • Phrases for Travel
  • Hotel and Accommodation Phrases
  • Phrases for Dining and Eating

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to have a conversation in Italian .

30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

Get started today and improve your Italian speaking skills!

About the Instructor:

Larry Aiello

I am an Italian-American living in Florida. I grew up speaking Italian at home and developed a love for the Italian language at a very young age as we would travel back-and-forth every year to visit my family and friends.

Early on I realized that knowing another language is indeed a gift. It allows you to have relationships and friendships that you never otherwise would have had. It also allows you to travel and enjoy various cultures and new experiences.

During my stint as President of one of the Sons of Italy organizations, I was asked to teach Italian to many of the members. So I put together a little instructional course and it went over well.

Over the years I’ve continued to teach Italian and recently put together an in-person course where I’ve used the proceeds to raise money for a local charity. The course has gotten many good reviews and I also get good reviews from my Italian lessons through my local meetup group.

I’ve utilized many of the same techniques from my in-person classes in this video series.

I love sharing my knowledge of Italian and Italy with others. That is why I’ve put together this course to help others learn the Italian language and improve their lives.

Buon Viaggio!


Course Handbook

Conversational Italian for Beginners Supplemental Pack

Course Curriculum

Course Sections

Lecture 1 – Benefits of Learning Italian

Lecture 2 – Where is Italian Spoken?

Lecture 3 – Useful Phrases, Greetings, Etiquette, etc

Lecture 4 – The Alphabet in Italian

Lecture 5 – Pronunciation – Accent, Stress, Intonation, Rhythm and Vowels

Lecture 6 – Pronunciation – Consonants and Various Consonant Combinations

Lecture 7 – Nouns and Gender (Masculine vs Feminine)

Lecture 8 – Definite Articles – Singular Circumstances

Lecture 9 – Definite Articles – Plural Circumstances

Lecture 10 – Indefinite Articles – A or An

Lecture 11 – The Verb Essere – To Be

Lecture 12 – The Verb Essere – Downloadable PDF

Lecture 13 – The Verb Avere – To Have

Lecture 14 – The Verb Avere – Downloadable PDF

Lecture 15 – Cardinal Numbers Part 1

Lecture 16 – Cardinal Numbers Part 2

Lecture 17 – Cardinal Numbers Part 3

Lecture 18 – Cardinal Numbers Part 4

Lecture 19 – Cardinal Numbers PDF

Lecture 20 – Ordinal Numbers

Lecture 21 – Ordinal Numbers PDF

Lecture 22 – Telling Time

Lecture 23 – The Days of the Week – I Giorni Della Settimana

Lecture 24 – The Euro – Monetary Unit

Lecture 25 – Getting Colorful with Colors!

Lecture 26 – Meeting People in Italy

Lecture 27 – Directions

Lecture 28 – Train Travel Basics

Lecture 29 – Train Travel Useful Phrases

Lecture 30 – Driving

Lecture 31 – Where to Stay Part 1

Lecture 32 – Where to Stay Part 2

Lecture 33 – Booking a Room

Lecture 34 – Where to Eat

Lecture 35 – The Anatomy of an Italian Meal

Lecture 36 – Money Saving Tips for Eating in Italy

Lecture 37 – Grazie!

About The Instructor

Skill Success

An online courses community for people interested in creating a meaningful life through learning things you care about.


Average Rating by 13 students
  1. Profile photo of Ann Ann Healy says:

    Italian Made Easy
    I’m about a third of the way through the course and I’m truly enjoying it. In the past, I struggled with learning a new language and always gave up after a couple of lessons. This course is different. Everything is clearly explained and each lesson is short and concise. If I miss something while taking notes, I can rewind and repeat it. I especially like that I can go back and take a lesson as may times as I wish. I’m already thinking about what course to take when I’ve completed this one!

  2. Profile photo of Vivian Perez Vivian Perez says:

    Excellent Course.
    If travelling to Italy, I recommend taking this course. The Instructor, Mr. Larry Aiello is an excellent teacher. His voice and pronunciations are very clear. The course is very informative and I enjoyed the learning experience. Grazie Mille!

  3. Profile photo of Jasmyne Jasmyne MH says:

    This was a wonderful course. It was well laid out and explained the rules of definite and definite articles in a very comprehensible fashion. I learned a lot.

  4. Profile photo of Elizabeth Elizabeth Piepenbrink says:

    Excellent beginners class!
    I am glad that I had the opportunity to go through this class. It is very well organized and easy to study. One thing that I would had like to see was more exercises to practice, written and oral. Other than that I enjoyed it very much and learned useful words and phrases for my upcoming trip to Italy. Grazie tanto!