At the touch of our fingertips we have access to millions of apps. The world’s most popular social media, games and news. Now, those of you looking for a more useful way to spend screen time, there is an easy solution. Practicing foreign languages is more convenient than ever. There are tons of apps that use game-like scenarios to hook their users, making daily language sessions fun and addicting. Those of you looking to learn Italian, you’re in luck. It’s easy to access all kinds of tools that make Italian more manageable, and you can find them online as well as download them in app form.
So, instead of scrutinizing ads on your next bus ride, why not listen to some fabulous Italian music? Instead of glaring at the people in front of you in line, why not connect with a native video that’s geared to your level? But a search for Italian language learning apps will give you a bewildering array of options. Which are the best? In this post, I’ll present nine favorites that I think should be considered for a spot in any Italian language learner’s pocket. Some of them are quite traditional language learning apps, but a few are creatively re-purposed for Italian learners. In any case, they each serve their own unique and important purpose, so you can rest assured you’ll have all your Italian-learning bases covered. Here, we have listed and described which apps we think are worth giving a download:
- Busuu – Busuu is a brilliant app for Italian students because it offers so many unique aspects which optimise learning. Every lesson begins with new vocabulary taught using flashcards and exercises involving matching up words, along with the chance to listen to dialogues by native speakers about the theme. The app teaches Italian vocabulary about a range of subjects for all levels: family, free time and food for beginners; and more complex themes such as politics, nature and life choices for more advanced students.
- DuoLingo – Duolingo has been rated as the best and most fun language app by several editors. The layout has not only been designed to quickly improve your knowledge but it is set up like a game! Users set a daily goal for themselves, which has proven to alleviate the stress of trying to learn too much Italian at once. The app mainly focuses on translating structured sentences from Italian to English, and vise versa. Each theme you complete, you advance to more themes and challenges.
- FluentU – FluentU is unique in the language app universe in that it’s based on authentic, native videos, not scenarios or programs that teach every language the same way. 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.
- Multibhashi – Multibhashi is an app to learn languages most effectively and effortlessly. It is a simplified Language learning platform for upskilling vernacular speakers in spoken-English. The current version has audio-visual courses and quizzes to learn English from almost all Indian languages and vice versa. The course includes all the basics one needs to learn in Italian. You can arrange a demo class with the language expert before enrolling for classes. They will also provide you a course completion certificate.
Here are some of the best applications you can use to learn Italian while enjoying with your family during this pandemic. Being bilingual is the new trend!