Eager for a new way to work on your Italian listening comprehension? Take a look at Yabla Italian, a subscription site with a massive collection of original videos featuring native speakers to help you learn and practice Italian at any level.
Averaging 2 to 4 minutes each, these short videos are easy to fit into a busy schedule and cover a wide range of topics. The Yabla video player’s flexible options let learners at all levels choose how much or how little assistance they need. The "slow" button makes it possible to hear each individual word pronounced, and the captions and translations can be disabled if they’re not needed.
Each video also includes several games to test listening comprehension and vocabulary:
- Multiple choice – listen and choose the missing word
- Fill-in-the-blank – listen and type the missing word
- Scribe dictation – listen and type everything
- Vocabulary – match the word to its translation
For a huge variety of Italian videos on just about any topic you can think of, visit Yabla Italian or try one of these sample videos (you’ll need to create an account to access the free trial for the last 2):
|CEFR||Yabla Level||Sample Video||Topic|
|A2||Beginner||Come si fa conversazione||Day to Day|
|B1||Intermediate||Questione di Karma||Movie|
|B2||Adv-Intermediate||Lorenzo Jovanotti – Viva l’Italia unita!||Music|
|C1||Advanced||Olio Extra Vergine Pugliese||Food|
Create a school account to use Yabla with your Italian classes.
Italian teachers and study groups, you can take advantage of substantial discounts by purchasing in bulk – see the group rate calculator.