: Piacere!

Start learning Italian with our online Italian course! In the first unit of the Beginner Course A1.1. you’ll learn the basics of the Italian language. Learn your first sentences and expressions to communicate, your first vocabulary and grammar. In the Pausa Caffè section you’ll learn Italian regions and listen to the Italian song L’Italiano by Toto Cutugno. Watch the Videocorso 1 to review the topics of this unit through a cute story with Scotty and Bruno and to meet all Italiano Bello’s characters! Test your knowledge with the final TEST 1!


Introduce yourself • Buon giorno! Italian greetings and good-byes • Talk about languages and nationalities • Mi piace! I like in Italian • Tu, Lei and voi: The polite form

Italian grammar

Definite articles • Masculine and feminine • Subject pronouns • Essere and avere: to be and to have in Italian • Sono di, vengo da: where are you from • The structure of Italian sentences

Italian vocabulary

Numbers from 1 to 100 • Countries, languages, nationalities • Hobbies and leisure activities


Song: L'Italiano by Toto Cutugno • List of the regions of Italy and their cities • 5 interesting facts about the regions of Italy • Quiz: How much do you know about the Italian regions?

Videocorso 1

It’s evening and a car full of furniture parks in front of a nice house in the outskirts of San Candido, Italy. A new neighbor! thinks Bruno and goes to meet the newcomer.

EXTRA: Meet all Italiano Bello’s characters!


Learn sentences and expressions to communicate


Learn important grammar topics


Learn useful words

Pausa Caffè

Italy and Italian feeling

In TEST 1 you will find topics and vocabulary you have learned in the lessons of this unit. The test is passed with 60% correct answers.