Smartphone Apps for Learning Italian

The Local delivers the top five options.

This article appears on The Local.

Always wanted to learn Italian but didn’t know where to start? The huge number of language-learning apps now available means it’s easier than ever, and The Local has rounded up five of the best.

The best way to become fluent is to get out there and practice speaking to real Italians, but if that’s not possible – or you just want to gain a bit of confidence before embarrassing yourself in front of the beautiful barista – then smartphone apps are the way to go.

The following apps are tailored to different needs so whether you just need to learn enough to order at your favourite trattoria or want to be able to tackle the works of Dante in the original language, you can brush up on the verbs, vocabulary and/or phrases you need. They’re cheaper than taking a course or investing in chunky textbooks, and many use algorithms which adapt to your skills so that you’ll learn faster.

The Local has rounded up the five best apps for learning Italian which are available for free on the Google Play store. They all have an offline mode, meaning you can hone your skills whenever you have a few spare minutes without eating into your data allowance. Read about all five apps at The Local…

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