There are so many free online resources that it is sometimes difficult to know which ones to use, and to identify which ones are good. Cactus has carefully assessed the wide range of free language learning resources available online to provide you with a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable sources of information for learning Italian. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking one of our face-to-face Italian courses.
WordReference is a popular bilingual dictionary, and combines its own dictionary with the long-established Collins dictionary. WordReference also includes a handy Italian verb conjugator and a forum where users can get help with Italian language related questions.
Reverso is a well-established online bilingual dictionary. It includes an English-Italian dictionary, along with other handy tools such as a translator and spellchecker.
Forvo is a free and comprehensive pronunciation guide maintained by native speakers around the world. It includes the pronunciation of more than 3 million words in 325 languages.
Memrise is a popular website and mobile app which enables you to memorise Italian vocabulary. It is a great and fun way to learn new vocabulary in addition to your language course.
Quizlet is a fun and simple website and mobile app which will help you develop your Italian vocabulary using flash cards.
Cram has a large list of flash cards to help you learn new Italian words. It also has a mobile app, so you can memorise Italian vocabulary anywhere anytime.
Language Guide is a project helping Italian language students to build their vocabulary using an image and sound dictionary.
Duolingo is a fun mobile app which offers a comprehensive series of vocabulary, pronunciation and translation exercises. It is a great way to practice what you learn during your Italian evening courses while on the go.