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Italian Podcast

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Why News in Slow Italian?
We are at the forefront of creating immersive language learning content. Created by an international team of linguists and journalists, our one-of-a-kind program has been enjoyed by individuals, schools, and universities since 2011.
Always on point. We call it “virtual immersion.” Each week, we bring you fresh ideas, conversation and culture, designed specifically to boost your comprehension so you can stop translating and follow the discussion.
Efficient learning
We emphasize key aspects of language learning, using real language in way that makes sense. Our method makes it possible for you to listen, read, and start thinking in Italian.
Always on
Learn on the go – at your desk, in the classroom, on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Learn Italian through current events!

Get ready for immersion – build your Italian language skills to express yourself and understand someone else.

Listen to the news in Italian, follow the conversation with the interactive transcripts, and you will be amazed to discover that you know more Italian than you think!

We offer various subscription levels to meet your needs, from an audio-only Italian podcast to a rigorous educational course including interactive transcripts of international and Italian news stories, grammar and expressions lessons, quizzes and pronunciation.

See for yourself if our program is right for you! Our free demo episode will give you a sense of what we offer without having to sign up for anything.

Not quite there yet? We’ll help you get up to speed. Our Italian for Beginners program takes you on a journey from basic Italian sentences to full immersion in Italian conversation, step by step. Make this your first Italian podcast!

Ready for more? Try a change of pace. Our Advanced Italian podcast takes you to the next level of immersion. It’s a collaboration of Italian news writers, journalists, and linguists bringing you a mix of cultural insights, opinions, in-depth news analysis in real, everyday Italian.

Our Philosophy – learn faster by going slow

Our goal is to entertain, inform, and educate our users in active language learning. We present our programs at a pace that allows you to follow along and better absorb information. In doing so, we actually put you on the fast track to a deeper understanding that ultimately leads to meaningful results.

No gimmicks!

We want you to try our program for yourself before deciding if it’s for you.
  • You don’t have to register to navigate the entire site or try our demos.
  • Subscription packages and prices are clearly outlined.
  • We are proud to be entirely funded by the support of our subscribers and we do not accept corporate sponsorship.
  • No automatic renewals! We consider it to be a bad practice.

Ready to try? Our free demo episode is a complete episode that aired just a few weeks ago.

What people are saying about us

Many of our subscribers have shared their praises and thoughts on what we do. Here is just a small sample:

I've been listening to News in Slow Italian for a few months now. I just returned from my latest trip to Italy and my comprehension was SO much better than the last time! I had far fewer “deer in the headlights” moments that are so embarrassing – when you ask a perfectly understandable question in Italian and get a perfectly incomprehensible response. Listening to your dialogs really helps train your ear to hear words, and not just a jumble of sounds. I hope that all Italian language teachers are encouraging their students to use this valuable resource. I'm learning at home and have been wanting something like this for a long time. Grazie mille!

Gayle L. Michigan, USA

Recently I have been studying Italian. Every fall I go to Italy and France. My wife studies the French language and I have just started to learn Italian online.

Part of my study has included listening to Italian radio stations with local news, music, and sports to train my ears to hear the Italian language. I am very excited to start using your “makes since” language site.

Thank you,

Don A.
Colorado, USA

Ho scoperto News in Slow Italian la settimana scorsa, e mi piace molto. Inoltre, devo dire che il programma sembra adattarsi perfettamente alle mie necessità attuali.

Sto infatti per tornare in Italia, dopo 37 anni. Ho trascorso un anno in Italia da giovane, e ricordo l'italiano ancora piuttosto bene; abbastanza per scrivere e capire un testo scritto. Il che è perfetto per Facebook, ma mi rendo conto ora che, senza la comprensione dell'italiano parlato, la mia visita, che attendo con ansia (una frase che ho imparato oggi, ascoltando il podcast N°5), non sarà facile.

Il vostro programma mi aiuta ad allenare l'orecchio nuovamente. Ai tempi del mio primo soggiorno in Italia, ero arrivato con una conoscenza minima della lingua e mi ci vollero ben quattro mesi prima di poter distinguere le parole, che prima per me erano solo una barriera confusa di rumore. Ma ormai ho imparato la lezione, e ascoltando il vostro programma una volta alla settimana posso riacquistare una solida capacità di comprensione orale prima di settembre.

Continuate così - sono un vostro fan entusiasta!

Jim H.
Fair Oaks, California