Italian 101

The best online program to learn Italian in an enjoyable and engaging way. Perfect for beginners and those starting from scratch

Native Italian teacher Valentina Stella will help you learn the basics of Italian through a step-by-step program based on online lessons and interactive exercises.

You’ll learn:

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The course is free for the first 10 days, and then costs $39.50 per month. Once subscribed, you’ll get instant access to all the materials of the course.

The best online program to learn Italian in an enjoyable and engaging way. Perfect for beginners and those starting from scratch

Native Italian teacher Valentina Stella will help you learn the basics of Italian through a step-by-step program based on online lessons and interactive exercises.

You’ll learn:

  • Italian vocabulary
  • pronunciation
  • grammar
  • how to listen and understand Italian (thanks to an innovative approach that uses songs to train your listening skills)

Sign up now and try the course for free!

The course is free for the first 10 days, and then costs $39.50 per month. Once subscribed, you’ll get instant access to all the materials of the course.

I was an absolute beginner when I started a few months ago and signed up for Italian 101. It was the best as it gives me structure with simple explanations of how the Italian language works. I am able to go over all the lessons regularly, which I need. I also watch your YouTube videos a lot, which are exceptional. I can highly recommend Valentina’s programs to anyone wanting to learn Italian.
Judy Gronn

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My Method for Learning Italian by Listening to Songs

«Valentina, when I talk to an Italian, I can’t understand a word they say! They speak too fast and I can’t keep up! What can I do?»

This is the question all my new students ask me…

Ciao, my name is Valentina Stella, and I am a native Italian teacher with over 5000 individual Italian lessons taught to hundreds of students from all over the world.

I have created an innovative and fun method to help my students learn Italian in an enjoyable and engaging way: my method is based on listening to authentic Italian songs. My method is not only fun, it is also very effective! After just a few months of studying with me, all my students are able to interact in Italian with native Italian speakers, meaning they can understand them and make themselves understood! (I warmly invite you to watch the videos on this page to let my students tell you about their experience and to hear them speak Italian!)

My method manages to “unlock” the students’ skills and help them make rapid progress because it is based on an explosive mix of three activities:

As students listen to Italian songs, they “tune their ear” to the authentic Italian spoken in Italy today, essentially without effort! The songs are paired with interactive exercises that help you memorize the vocabulary used in the songs, so you can use it in your conversations.

The pronunciation exercises help you “sound like a native Italian speaker” because I explain and have you pronounce typically Italian sounds such as “gn” (as in “gnocchi”) or “r” (as in “Roma”).

The video grammar lessons reveal all the secrets of basic Italian grammar, enabling you to construct sentences, make statements, and ask questions.

After years of teaching Italian to students of every nationality, I can tell you that my method:

I am confident that my method will work for you too! Not only will you be able to interact with the native Italians you meet on your trip in Italy, but you will also impress your Italian friends and relatives!

Take advantage of the free trial and enroll now in Italian 101!

I’ve been using the Italian 101 lesson by Valentina Stella for 18 months. She provides just the right amount of information to digest in an enjoyable short format. I’ve expanded my vocabulary, my ability to read Italian, and am now working on my listening skills. Heading back to the homeland in the fall, and looking forward to practicing further. Thank you, Valentina!
John McFadden

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Course Content

Italian 101 is made of 67 lessons. There are three types of lessons:

  1. Listening and Vocabulary
  2. Pronunciation
  3. Grammar

Listening and Vocabulary Lessons

  • 10 Italian songs to listen to
  • 250 new words to learn
Pronunciation lessons
  • Phonetics of vowels
  • How to pronounce vowels: i, a, u
  • How to pronounce vowels: e, è
  • How to pronounce vowels: o, ò
  • Stress
  • Phonetics of consonants
  • How to pronounce the consonant Z
  • How to pronounce the consonant H
  • How to pronounce the consonant Q
  • How to pronounce the consonant S
  • How to pronounce the consonant C
  • How to pronounce the consonant G
  • How to pronounce the SC consonant group
  • How to pronounce double consonants
  • How to pronounce the GN consonant group
  • How to pronounce the GL consonant group
  • How to pronounce the Italian R consonant
Grammar Lessons
  • Gender of nouns and how to recognize it
  • How to make the plural form of a noun
  • Definite articles “Il, lo, la” (The)
  • Definite articles “I, Gli, Le” (The)
  • Indefinite articles (a, an)
  • Prepositions “dei, degli, delle” (some, any)
  • Subject pronouns
  • Present tense of Essere (to be)
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Greetings and how to introduce yourself
  • Present tense of Avere (To have)
  • Qualifying adjectives
  • How to affirm, negate or ask something
  • Present tense of Stare
  • Verb conjugations and present tense of –ARE conjugation
  • Present tense of –ERE and –IRE conjugations
  • C’è, ci sono (There is, there are)
  • Irregular verbs
  • Present tense and how to use the verb Piacere (to like)
I used Valentina's Italian 101 program. I considered myself a beginner when I started. I loved the format, and Valentina does an excellent job of explaining the whys and the hows. I liked that you can do the exercises over and over to gain proficiency. I was so impressed with her teaching that I've moved to One on One tutoring, which I love, and I feel it has been a tremendous help to me.
Rosie Pratt

Frequently Asked Questions

Italian 101 is made of 67 lessons. Price: first 10 days free, then $39.50 per month. The price is in U.S. dollars.

To complete each lesson, you will need between 15 and 30 minutes.

No, the course is totally digital. With your monthly subscription, you get access to the members’ area of the website valentinastellatutor.com, where you will find all the 67 lessons of the course.

Italian 101 is made of 67 lessons of 15-30 minutes each.

Feel free to do the lessons at your own pace: one lesson a week, two lessons a week or even one lesson a day. Choose the frequency that works better for you.

If you really are in a hurry to learn Italian (for example, because you are going to visit Italy soon), you can also do 3 lessons a day. This way, you’ll complete the course in less than a month.

Yes, you can repeat each lesson as many times as you want, so you can do all the exercises and watch all the video lessons without any limits.

Yes, absolutely! Italian 101 has been designed for both total beginner and beginner students.

No, the course is designed for absolute beginners and beginners. If you are an intermediate or advanced learner, Italian Short Stories Club or my lessons via Skype are more suitable for your level and needs.

Italian 101 is awesome and I’m sure you will love it! However, I designed it so that you can try it with total peace of mind: once you subscribe, you can try it for 10 days without paying anything. After the first 10 days, you’ll pay $39.50 for your monthly subscription. If you are not satisfied with it, you’ll be able to cancel the subscription at any time.

To cancel your subscription you will simply need to log in to valentinastellatutor.com and go to the Account > Subscriptions tab. Then click on “Cancel”. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

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