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Contemporary Italian music is not very popular in other countries. When I ask my students which songs they know or singers, they always say Ricchi e Poveri, Albano e Romina or Toto Cutugno. These are songs that were famous in Italy when my father was 20 years old. Even though there are few contemporary songs that cross the borders, there are plenty that students would enjoy and could be great material to use in class.

Songs help to memorize; listening, singing and repeating is a great way to improve your vocabulary.

And now, my Top Ten songs for students of Italian

For beginners

E penso a te, Lucio Battisti

The best song so far in my experience for beginner students. It’s the first song I use with my new learners. As a slow and simple is great for learning and introducing students to regular verbs.

Annina, Max Gazzè

I also like to use this strange song with a weird video. It was written for his girlfriend Annina (I presume his ex girlfriend after listening to this song).

 Vento d’estate, Max Gazzè & Niccolo Fabi

This is a great one for practising irregular verbs in the present tense.

Di sole e d’azzurro, Giorgia

A great female voice and a great way to learn vocab about love, weather and relationship.

 Per te, Jovanotti

Do you want to practice Italian articles? Just listen and fill in the gaps with this song.

 Volare, Domenico Modugno

And as deejays say:” put your hand in the air” if you don’t know Volare.  Impossibile!!! The most famous Italian song with a great activity to practice pronunciation.

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For intermediate

 Meraviglioso, Domenico Modugno

Another wonderful song from Domenico Modugno with such powerful lyrics.

Also have a look at..

  La prima cosa bella ( present and simple past)

Sto pensando a te (present continuous and regular present tense)

Dove ho visto te (passato prossimo)

Ti sposerò (future tense)

Quattro amici al bar (future and simple past)

And finally, brush up your animal vocab with this smash hit from a few years ago. I bet you you won’t be able to get it out of your head: Il pulcino Pio

And vocab about house, furniture and family with this nice jazz song: Coinquilini, Davide Zilli

For advanced students

E se domani, Mina

Enjoy Mina’s magical voice in this romantic song and practise subjunctive and hypothetical phrases.

Nina Zilli, L’uomo che amava le donne

Is it possible to have more than 20 pronouns in a song? Yes, it is! The best song to practise direct, indirect and reflexive pronouns in Italian.

 Buon ascolto, Antonio


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If  you are a beginner in Italian and you want to revise the present tense without a long boring grammar exercise, use this activitiy to learn with song.

Click here and listen to the song and fill the gaps

Learning a language is not only long grammar exercises, use different tools, play and have fun. Songs are a  relaxing and fun activity and it helps to memorize, learn pronunciation and enjoy the learning process.

Buon ascolto, Antonio 


More practice:

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Songs for Italian language learners: revise the pronouns



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According to a research conducted by the Times, learning a language is a must-do if you want to have an happy life.

How to learn fast and easily a language? Commitment is the key when you start learning a language but following some easy steps you can learn easily and fast a language.

Follow five steps to learn Italian

1. Have fun when you learn: games, crosswords and picture dictionaries can help in your home study, learning a language doesn’t mean long, tiring grammar activities.

Crossword: la famiglia, aggettivi, i giorni della settimanaPresente:verbi regolari e irregolari 1,    Presente: 2
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Quiz, if you think you know Italy test your geography  and culture knowledge.

2. Listen, learn and sing: Italian music is more than love, hearts and tears. Listen to the radio or songs and learn new words and improve the vocabulary. Buon ascolto!

3. Watch films cinemaand videos : a movie is a full language experience where you can learn the culture, the people and the language. Learn with videos, short movies and test yourself:click here

Watch  Italian TV: TV is the best and most inexpensive teacher to teach you real Italian, you can also learn everyday Italian from soap operas and sitcoms.

4. Travel, meet people and speak: you want to practice the language, go and meet the Italians in Italy or join web groups where you can post and discuss with students or tutors.

5. Learn Italian in Italy

Where to study Italian: learn Italian where the language is spoken. Tips, reviews and videos to choose your school of Italian

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Top online tips for effective Italian learning


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