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Intermediate Italian Level 2

‘From Zero to Italian’ is a program designed to take you from knowing no Italian all the way to fluency, over a period of time and courses.

This is the FOURTH installment, where you will learn how to speak more confidently and express yourself in more natural way. The focus of this course is rather unique; while you will of course be learning the grammar, this program is created to help you with what really matters: understanding more and more Italian and being able to actually speak it.

Who is this for?

This course is perfect for students of Italian who have already studied Italian for over a year and are comfortable with the basics of the language, all the way to a good command of the Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto.

It also makes the perfect reference companion for students at higher levels, as the content and the methodology used here are designed to fill the common gaps in a student’s knowledge.

What will you learn?

This course focuses on:
– understanding spoken Italian
– speaking in a more natural way
– communicating on a variety of topics
– expressing your emotions
– giving orders and polite commands (Imperative mood)
– speaking about the future (future tense)

Course Curriculum

Unit 1 - Up Your Italian: Relative pronouns
Welcome to the Course 00:08:00
Benvenuti studenti di italiano! This is the first video of this Intermediate course and, of course, it's all in Italian! Exercises in the attached PDF!
Practice: Questions 00:10:00
This is a new way to practice your current knowledge and get you speaking more at the same time! We will be doing this at the beginning of every Unit. I think you are going to love it!
Lesson 1: Relative Pronouns CHE / CUI / QUALE 00:40:00
Our first lesson together focuses on something ofter ignored in other courses but that, when used correctly, immediately raises the level of your Italian. We are going to learn how to join two sentences together using Relative Pronouns.
Practice: Relative Pronouns 00:14:00
Now that you know how CHE and CUI work (we can ignore QUALE), it's time for you to start using them. Here is a way to practice with my guidance. More work for you in the pdf, of courses!
Lesson 2: BELLO & QUELLO 00:33:00
QUELLO and BELLO are two adjectives you've known for a while... but there is something we still don't know about them! Both behave in a pecularial way in front of masculine nouns. Let's discover this now!
Practice: Bello & Quello [Rapid Fire] 00:06:00
Let's burn the exception with BELLO and QUELLO in our brain once and for all. And the best way to do that is... with a rapid fire practice session!
Practice: Bello & Quello 00:05:00
Final play around with BELLO and QUELLO. This time, we are working with full sentences. Buon divertimento!
FZTI B2 – Unit 01 Quiz 00:40:00
Lesson 3: Vocabulary – Feelings and Emotions [Part 1] 00:16:00
We are now going to learn 25 new Italian words. This Unit's topic is Feelings and Emotions.
Writing Exercise 00:03:00
The best way to memorize and recall new words is to write something using the new words you have just learned. The time you devote to writing this little text will magically help you burn these words in your brain! Cool stuff. Che figata!
Real Conversations: MAKING FRIENDS 00:08:00
Today we have a new type of Lesson / Exercise. Meet Eleonora. Together we will take you through a number of real, unscripted conversations in a variety of scenarios. For this first one, we are meeting for the first time at a bar. Listen to what we say and how we interact as strangers. This conversation is loaded with conversational expressions!
Real Conversations: Analysis 00:35:00
Now the best part... learn a bunch of useful colloquial expressions in Italian. All taken from the Real Conversation you've just been working on!
Conversational Phrases 00:15:00
Getting conversational is key in language learning. Now is the time to start learning some magical little phrases that offer an immediate upgrade to your Italian. I am sure you are going to love this! And we have more lessons like this coming up in future Units!
Homework 00:20:00
Unit 1 Assignment 00:06:00
Pronti per il primo compito del corso? Here is your first Assigment and... it's not one of the easiest! But oh, so rewarding! Buon divertimento!
FZTI B2 – Unit 1 Assignment 10, 00:00
Unit 2 - Comparatives & Superlatives #1
Welcome to Unit 2 00:08:00
Unit 2 is here and it's going to be a BIG one with lots of amazingly useful concepts. You will love it. But before you start, time to practice your Italian listening and comprehension skills. Today we talk about some tech you need when you travel.
Practice: Questions 00:06:00
Tocca a te! Rispondi a queste domande, in italiano e a voce alta. Yes, out loud!
Lesson 4: Comparatives of superiority and inferiority – Type #1 00:24:00
Time to start comparing things in Italian! This is the first of a number of video Lessons on this topic. By the end of it you will be a champion of making comparisons in Italian!
Practice: Comparatives #1 00:08:00
Now that you know how to compare two items by the same quality... let's get comparing!
Practice: Comparatives #2 00:08:00
This Practice video is very special... Don't want to spoil it for you! Buona visione, buona pratica e buon divertimento!
Lesson 5: Comparatives of equality – adjectives 00:31:00
You already know how to say that something is more or less of something else, right? Well, today you are going to learn how to compare things that have equal amounts of a quality!
Practice: Comparatives #3 00:10:00
Ready for some practice? Perfetto! And this one is all in Italian!
Practice: Comparatives #4 00:11:00
More practice on the Comparatives of Equality... still in Italian!
Lesson 6: Comparatives of superiority and inferiority – Type #2 00:12:00
Now we go back to talking about Comparatives of Superiority and Inferiority by introducing Type 2 to compare adjectives. Don't let this confuse you. You will see that this short lesson does it all: it introduces this new type of structure, it shows you how it works, and it will have you understanding it in under 15 minutes!
Practice: Comparatives #5 00:04:00
A superfast practice for this new concept of saying that something t has more or less of a quality than another quality. Compararives of Superiory and Inferiority for Adjectives, type 2!
FZTI B2 – Unit 02 Quiz 00:30:00
Lesson 7: Vocabulary – Adjectives #1 00:14:00
Writing exercise 00:03:00
Conversational Phrases 00:14:00
Who doesn't like hacks and shortcuts? In this new lesson on Italian Conversational Phrases you will learn 4 new ways to personalize your statements in a very natural Italian manner. Very little work for huge gains. Ci piace!
Homework 00:20:00
Ecco i tuoi compiti per questa Unità! Five comprehension questions relating to this article/recording on "Italian Sayings". Buon ascolto!
Unit 2 – Assignment 00:02:00
Time to wrap up with an Assignment! This is written. Che strano!!
FZTI B2 – Unit 2 Assignment 10, 00:00
Unit 3 - Comparatives & Superlatives #2
Welcome to Unit 3 00:05:00
Here is a video on a simple topic and very visual, but with terrible audio and a lot of new words. Happy practice!
Practice: Questions 00:05:00
As usual we start the Unit with a few questions you need to answer in Italian. Do not plan your answers, just hear the question and, if you understood it, answer it in Italian, without worrying too much about being grammatically correct. Just answer!
Lesson 8: Superlatives Pt.1 00:41:00
This is Super... a lesson on Italian Superlatives! Learn one more cool thing you can do with Adjectives.
Lesson 8: Superlatives Pt.2 00:29:00
Believe it or not, these new concepts have exceptions. Here is a lesson full of them. But worry not: you take only what you need!
Practice: Superlatives #1 00:09:00
Here is your practice lesson for Italian Superlatives. Short and sweet and, as usual, this lesson will gives you ideas on how you can continue practicing on your own.
Practice: Superlatives #2 00:08:00
Using the images shown in the video, it is your turn to come up with comparison of all sorts. Buon divertimento.
Lesson 9: Comparatives – Nouns 00:31:00
Comparatives seem to keep coming back to haunt us. But they are actually not that hard. In this lesson we had one more important piece to the puzzle, and soon you will have the full picture!
Practice: Comparatives – Nouns 00:10:00
Before you move on to new topics, it is always best to spend a lot of time practicing what you have just learned. Here is our suggestion. Of course this is only the beginning of your independent practice! Go for it!
Lesson 10: Comparatives – Verbs 00:28:00
Ever thought about comparing Verbs? Well, we actually do it all the time, and after this lesson you will be able to do it in Italian too!
Practice: Comparatives – Verbs 00:13:00
Practice makes perfect, so let's get to it! Here we play with verbs. Comparing verbs is fun, vero?
FZTI B2 – Unit 03 Quiz 00:40:00
Lesson 11 : Vocabulary – Feelings and Emotions [Part 2] 00:22:00
Fresh out of the oven, these 25 nouns relating to the realm of Emotions is here to expand your Italian vocabulary. What will use these words for?
Writing Exercise 00:01:00
Ready for your writing exercise? Here are your five words you can build your fun, crazy, ridiculous, colorful Italian story.
Real Conversation: ANXIETY & WORRIES 00:07:00
Here is our second Real Conversation between two Italians. As usual, this conversation is unscripted and pretty emotional. You will hear a ton of colloquial expressions and see what happens when someone is in distress - language-wise, of course!
Real Conversation: Analysis 00:20:00
Now that you are very (very very very) familiar with the Real Conversation in Italian, it is time to analyze what was said and learn a ton of cool expressions!
Conversational Phrases 00:09:00
Today you will learn three cool ways of making suggestions and proposals. These expressions can simply be added to the questions you have already been asking based on your level. And, with almost no effort, your level of Italian will be elevated!
Homework 00:00:00
Superstitions are a thing in Italy. In this listening and comprehension exercise, you get a chance to learn about some common (and perhaps weird) Italian superstitions...
Unit 3 – Assignment 00:08:00
This Assignment is tough and it might take you a few days to prepare for it... which is good, since you never want to rush your language acquisition!
FZTI B2 – Unit 3 Assignment 10, 00:00
Unit 4 - Compound Words & Joining Words
Welcome to Unit 4 00:05:00
Benvenuti nel mio garage! Practice your Italian comprehension with this casual video with poor sound and a lot of new words!
Practice: Questions 00:05:00
Here are a few questions in Italian for you to get started on a good note. Answer any question you understand (fully or partially) out loud without thinking too much. Just say whatever comes to mind. The goal here is for you to speak, not to be write a masterpiece! Skip any questions you do not understand. Download the PDF when you are done!
Lesson 12: Compound words – Types of Words 00:25:00
This Unit is all about Italian Compound Words, that is, words that are formed by combining other words (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and prepositions). The possibilities are nearly endless and the challenge is knowing what gender a compound word is and also... what the plural is. In this first lesson we dip our toes in this juicy topic!
Lesson 13: Compound words – Plurals 00:25:00
Now you that you know about this Compound Word madness, it is time to bring in some order and logic to how we can turn these new words into their plural form. Are you ready for Patterns and Exceptions?
Practice: Compound words #1 00:14:00
The best way to practice this topic is... to start the guessing game and slowly but surely develop a gut feeling for how this thing works! In bocca al lupo!
Lesson 14: Compound words – Gender 00:27:00
Believe it or not, we are basically done with compound words in Italian! All is left to discover is what determines the gender of these new words! We have have some handy and relatively consistent patterns for you! Evviva!
Practice: Compound words #2 00:10:00
And now your practice! Compound Words in Italian can be pretty tricky, but now you know what to do. No, it is not try to recall the 700 patterns we discussed. Rather, the key lies in developing that usual gut feeling about these Italian words!
Practice: Compound words #3 00:10:00
Here is a massive opportunity for you to practice Italian Compound Words. Their composition, their gender and their plural forms. All in one by old style exercise on paper!
FZTI B2 – Unit 04 Quiz 00:04:00
This is an odd Quiz... Well, because this Unit does not have a Quiz. Rather, we check our understanding of how Compound Words work in Italian with a couple of games!
Lesson 15: Vocabulary – Adjectives #2 00:21:00
Here are 25 new words. But not so new after all, since these are the adjectives that match the nouns you learned in the previous Vocabulary lesson!
Writing Exercise 00:01:00
Here are your 5 words for your vocabulary-focused writing exercise. Do your best to use all five in your creative, crazy, funny or unusual story!
Conversational Phrases 00:11:00
Three more cool ways to upgrade your Italian in an instant. This one we deal with... saying unpleasant things, nicely!
Homework 00:15:00
Ready to practice your Listening and Comprehension skills WHILE learning new things about the Italian culture? In this Unit's Homework I take you to the Argentario, a stunning and little known "island" paradise not far from Rome!
Unit 4 – Assignment 00:04:00
This to show off your knowledge of how compound words work in Italian. This Assignment might take you a bit longer to decode... but you can take all the time you need!
FZTI B2 – Unit 4 Assignment 10, 00:00
Unit 5 - Deepening Your Knowledge #1
Welcome to Unit 5 00:02:00
Today you are going to join me while I look after my povera vecchia macchina! Buona visione e ascolto!
Practice: Questions 00:04:00
Here are a few questions in Italian for you to get started on a good note. Answer any question you understand (fully or partially) out loud without thinking too much. Just say whatever comes to mind. The goal here is for you to speak, not to be write a masterpiece! Skip any questions you do not understand. Download the PDF when you are done!
Lesson 16: Irregular Verb MORIRE 00:10:00
Today's Irregular verb is: MORIRE (to die). Frequently used metaphorically, you will need to know how to conjugate it in the Present Tense and Passato Prossimo.
Lesson 17: Irregular Verb SEDERSI 00:10:00
Today's Irregular verb is: SEDERSI (to sit down). A Reflexive Verb with a lot of personality!
Lesson 18: Irregular Verb APPARIRE 00:10:00
Today's Irregular verb is: APPARIRE (to appear). A not so common verb with some good usages. Irregular in the Present Tense and Passato Prossimo.
Lesson 19: Irregular Verb CRESCERE 00:10:00
Today's Irregular verb is: CRESCERE (to grow, to grow up, to raise).Very common verb, not hard to learn (since it shares a lot of similiarities with the verb CONOSCERE). You will like it!
Lesson 20: Irregular Verb CUOCERE 00:14:00
Today's Irregular verb is: CUOCERE (to cook).You cannot go to Italy and not hear/use this verb! Let's learn it, and not confuse it with CUCINARE!
Lesson 21: Irregular Verb POSSEDERE 00:08:00
Today's Irregular verb is: POSSEDERE (to possess, to have, to own).Learn how to use this verb and distinguish it from its more common sibling, AVERE.
Lesson 22: Irregular Verb SALIRE 00:10:00
Today's Irregular verb is: SALIRE (to climb, to go up, to get on). With so many meanings, you are bound to need this verb. Really! It is a must learn!
Lesson 23: Irregular Verb SPEGNERE/SPENGERE 00:10:00
Today's Irregular verb is... two verbs! SPEGNERE and SPENGERE (to turn on, to switch off, to extinguish). Same meaning, different conjugation. Both irregular in the Passato Prossimo. Fun fun fun!
Lesson 24: Irregular Verb TACERE 00:08:00
Today's Irregular verb is: TACERE (to go quiet, to not say a word).This one is odd, both in conjugation and usage. Let's learn it!
Lesson 25: Defective Verbs – The weather 00:15:00
Some verbs lack some of the conjugations or subjects. We call these verbs DEFECTIVE. In this lesson you will learn how weather-related verbs work.
FZTI B2 – Unit 05 Quiz 00:40:00
Lesson 26: Vocabulary – Regular Verbs #1 00:21:00
Anyone ordered Italian Verbs? Here are 25 brand new infinitives for you to start using and conugating! Buon divertimento!
Writing Exercise 00:01:00
Here are your 5 words (verbs this time) for your vocabulary-focused writing exercise. Do your best to use all five in your creative, crazy, funny or unusual story!
Real Conversation : SADNESS 00:05:00
Ready to test your Italian Comprehension and to learn a ton of new expressions? We do it with this Real Conversation about... sadness.
Real Conversation: Analysis 00:12:00
Now that you have studied and analyzed the Conversation in Italian, let's look at some useful expressions. These will give an instant upgrade to your Italian.
Homework 00:10:00
Best way to complete a Unit is to devote a full study session to working directly with the Italian language. Here is another awesome audio article you can use for your listening and comprehension, as well as to expand your vocabulary and knowledge of the Italian culture!
Unit 5 Assignment 00:04:00
Another Unit completed and another opportunity for you to get your work and progress checked and graded by a native Italian speaker.
FZTI A2 – Unit 5 Assignment 150:02
Mid Term Review
Mid Term Review 01:00:00
Unit 6 - The Future Tense
Welcome to Unit 6 00:04:00
We are back in Manu's garage for another listening and comprehension video. Very visual but also filled with colloquial terms, new vocabulary and the worst sound I could find! Perfect for your practice!
Practice: Questions 00:06:00
Here are a few questions in Italian for you to get started on a good note. Answer any question you understand (fully or partially) out loud without thinking too much. Just say whatever comes to mind. The goal here is for you to speak, not to be write a masterpiece! Skip any questions you do not understand. Download the PDF when you are done!
Lesson 27: The Italian Future Tense 00:40:00
Time to look into the Future, with this lesson on the Italian Future Tense. I think you are going to like it!
Practice: The Italian Future Tense #1 00:07:00
The key to new tenses is always getting them burnt into your brain so you can conjugate them without thinking. This Practice lessons aim at achieving that!
Lesson 28: The Italian Future Tense – Irregular Verbs 00:17:00
It's not all so easy with the Future Tense. Some verbs like to misbehave... Today we learn about the verbs that are irregular in the Future Tense. Something you will like is that they lump up in only a handful of irregular patterns!
Practice: The Italian Future Tense – Irregular Verbs 00:09:00
Now that you also know how these verbs are irregular in the Future Tense, you can check your knowledge (and, most of all, your application of it) with this quick Practice lesson and the additional exercises on the PDF.
Practice: The Italian Future Tense Mix Verbs 00:10:00
Ready to check how much these concepts have sunk in? Only proceed if you have done enough practice by yourself already! At least in terms of getting the conjugation right!
Lesson 29: The Italian Future Perfect Tense 00:30:00
Believe it or not, you are about the learn a whole new verb tense! This one is to talk about a future event that took place before another future event. And of course these is a twist too!
Practice: The Italian Future Perfect Tense 00:23:00
An unusually long practice session to make sure you GET THIS! A ton of practice in this video and on the PDF. Buon lavoro!
FZTI B2 – Unit 06 Quiz 00:40:00
Lesson 30: Vocabulary – Bello or Brutto? 00:18:00
Describing things as being BELLO or BRUTTO is not enough! here are 25 awesome adjectives to up your game when it comes to describing things in Italian!
Writing Exercise 00:01:00
Here are your 5 words for your vocabulary-focused writing exercise. Do your best to use all five in your creative, crazy, funny or unusual story!
Conversational Phrases 00:13:00
Four new Phrases to elevate your Italian with almost no effort. Today we look at how to make a request more polite.
Comprehension Exercise: Vegan Pastry 00:23:00
Time to watch a loooong video in Italian where the speaker is NOT your teacher. Don't worry, you will love the way the speaker speaks. Plus, we are giving you an accurate transcription of the entire video so you can spent a whole lot of time on this task. Remember: this is the stuff that really matters!
Homework 00:15:00
Italy and Trains... doesn't get more Italian than this, right? In this Listening and Comprehension exercise you will learn about special trains that run in Italy...
Unit 6 – Assignment 00:03:00
Now that you know two new verb tenses, the Futuro Semplice and the Futuro Anteriore, is time to come up with a handful of sentences that put this new knowledge to use. In bocca al lupo!
FZTI B2 – Unit 6 Assignment 75:01
Unit 7 - Pluperfect & Tense Agreement
Welcome to Unit 7 00:05:00
Manu loves to ride his bike everywhere. Do the best you can with this listening and comprehension video at... pretty much, full speed speech!
Practice: Questions 00:05:00
Here are a few questions in Italian for you to get started on a good note. Answer any question you understand (fully or partially) out loud without thinking too much. Just say whatever comes to mind. The goal here is for you to speak, not to be write a masterpiece! Skip any questions you do not understand. Download the PDF when you are done!
Lesson 31: The italian pluperfect 00:22:00
Practice: The italian pluperfect #1 00:07:00
New practice.... new exercise!
Practice: The italian pluperfect #2 00:15:00
Here are a number of complex sentences that get you thinking about proper tense selection. Let's go through these together and, by the end of it, you will feel much better about this topic!
Lesson 32: How to pick the right verb tense #1 00:38:00
Verb tenses can be pretty stressful and picking the right tense for each occasion may not always be an easy task. In this lesson we will look into the logic behind proper tense selection. Nothing to memorize here, just some very useful information!
Lesson 33: How to pick the right verb tense #2 00:20:00
Continuing with our Tense Selection topic, in this lesson you are going to learn a very useful and handy structure that not only simplifies a ton of sentences, but also saves you from needing to learn the Italian subjunctive. At least for now!
Practice: How to pick the right verb tense 00:14:00
Let's now practice this new concept of proper Tense Selection. I am sure you can handle this!
FZTI B2 – Unit 07 Quiz 00:39:00
Lesson 34: Vocabulary – Cooking Terms 00:17:00
We all love food... and so does Italy. So here are 25 kitchen and food related words for you! Buon appetito!
Writing Exercise 00:01:00
Here are your 5 words for your vocabulary-focused writing exercise. Do your best to use all five in your creative, crazy, funny or unusual story!
Real Conversation: GOOD NEWS 00:06:00
Happiness and good news are the topic of today's unscripted Real Conversation between two Italians. In this video the two Italian speakers speak at full speed and use a ton of colloquial expressions. Do you best to get the gist of what is happening!
Real Conversation: Analysis 00:19:00
Now that you've taken the time to watch the video in Italian a number of times and analyzed the full transcript, let's look at some of the expressions used in the video
Homework 00:10:00
Things that will surprise you in Italy. This is the topic of today's Listening and Comprehension exercise. Buon ascolto!
Unit 7 – Assignment 00:07:00
Back to working on open, clear vowels. Vowels are too important to not make the effort to get them right. You want Italian vowels. Italians want you to have Italian vowels. In this Assignment we work on the vowels A and E.
FZTI B2 – Unit 7 Assignment 10, 00:00
Unit 8 - Most Ways to Express Past Tense
Welcome to Unit 8 00:08:00
Manu welcomes you to a new Unit and reminds you of something very, very, very important!
Practice: Questions 00:05:00
Here are a few questions in Italian for you to get started on a good note. Answer any question you understand (fully or partially) out loud without thinking too much. Just say whatever comes to mind. The goal here is for you to speak, not to be write a masterpiece! Skip any questions you do not understand. Download the PDF when you are done!
Lesson 35: Past Gerund 00:17:00
The Gerund is pretty cool and not too hard to master. But have you ever thought that you might, one day, need the Past Gerund?
Lesson 36: Conjunctions 00:13:00
Conjunctions can be tricky but they are soooooo useful! Today you are going to learn some very handy words to join your sentences to express the reason, the cause or the purpose of something.
Practice: Past Gerund 00:20:00
Time to practice with Past Gerund!
Lesson 37: Other Tenses 00:14:00
Remember STARE + GERUND? It's back! In other tenses! Will it work just as expected?
Lesson 38: Expressing imminence 00:08:00
More cool expressions! This one allows you to express the concept of "being about to do something". Fantastico!
Lesson 39: Making/Allowing others to do something 00:19:00
Don't you love it when a structure allows you to save on words or complex grammar? Today's expression is that!
Practice: Speed Fire 00:14:00
Here is a great opportunity to practice all the new structures you've learned in this Unit. Here Manu shows you what to do, but please, do a lot more of this on your own!
Practice: Past Tenses 00:08:00
We all love cool expressions that make us sound more natural and more Italian. You are going to LOVE this one!
Lesson 40: Vocabulary – Summer & Springs 00:15:00
Summer and Springs are awesome seasons in Italy. These 25 new words will prepare you for that time of the year!
Writing Exercise 00:01:00
Here are your 5 words for your vocabulary-focused writing exercise. Do your best to use all five in your creative, crazy, funny or unusual story!
Conversational Phrases 00:10:00
Let's learn three useful expression to politely refuse an offer or an invitation. One is pretty weird!
FZTI B2 – Unit 8 Assignment 10, 00:00
Homework 00:15:00
Ready for some Italian content, specifically created for a learner like you? Today we talk about dying professions.
Unit 8 – Assignment 00:05:00
This assignment focuses, once again, on the thing that really matters: the way you pronounce Italian vowels. Go for it!
FZTI B2 – Unit 8 Assignment 10, 00:00
Unit 9 - Deepening Your Knowledge #2
Welcome to Unit 9 00:08:00
Welcome to Unit 9 and this awesome (and challenging) video in Italian! Fast and complicated, with a lot of background noise. Just like real life!
Practice: Questions 00:06:00
Here are a few questions in Italian for you to get started on a good note. Answer any question you understand (fully or partially) out loud without thinking too much. Just say whatever comes to mind. The goal here is for you to speak, not to be write a masterpiece! Skip any questions you do not understand. Download the PDF when you are done!
Lesson 41: Odd Plurals #1 00:30:00
What are the rules for the plural form of works ending in -CO? They seem to be very random... but are they?
Lesson 42: Odd Plurals #2 00:10:00
Italian plurals aren't usually too scary. But some are surely irregular! Welcome some more odd plurals!
Practice: Odd plurals 00:07:00
Time to practice these irregular plurals. I know you got this!
Lesson 43: Ordinal Numbers 00:22:00
Still remember how to count in Italian? Numbers are everywhere, right? Well, today you are going to learn Ordinal Numbers, that is, the numbers we use to specify the ranking or position of something in relation to other things!
Practice: Speed Fire 00:05:00
This is your first practice for Ordinal Numbers? Capito? :-)
Practice: Ordinal Numbers 00:06:00
Quick and easy practice lesson for Ordinal and Cardinal numbers. Get it all out of the way, then keep using numbers in Italian everyday!
Lesson 44: Comparatives Extra Info 00:27:00
This lesson is neither difficult nor super essential, but it's both interesting and fun!
Practice: Comparatives Extra Info 00:10:00
Time to put your SIA and NE' to the test!
FZTI B2 – Unit 09 Quiz 00:40:00
Lesson 45: Vocabulary – Regular Verbs #2 00:15:00
You know this... the more verbs you know in Italian, the more stuff you can say, giusto? Bene, here is your fresh serving of verbs!
Writing Exercise 00:01:00
Here are your 5 words (verbs this time) for your vocabulary-focused writing exercise. Do your best to use all five in your creative, crazy, funny or unusual story!
Real Conversation: Anger & Frustation 00:08:00
Here is the last of our Real Conversations. In this fun to watch video we will explore the emotions of anger and frustration. The might come up in Italy, at some point, especially if you ever have to deal of our bureaucracy!
Real Conversation: Analysis 00:23:00
Now that you've watched the Real Conversation a ton of times and have analyzed the transcript, it's time to look at some of the weird expressions that were used in it!
Homework 00:15:00
Get some more work done with the homework for this Unit. More Listening and Comprehension opportunities for you!
Unit 9 – Assignment 00:10:00
Did anyone say Double Consonants? Yes, Manu did. And this Assignment is designed to get you working on perfecting the way you sound when Italian words have double consonants!
FZTI B2 – Unit 9 Assignment 10, 00:00
Unit 10 - The Imperative [how to give orders]
Welcome to Unit 10 00:07:00
This Unit is all about giving orders! But, before you learn how to use the Italian Imperative Mood, it's time for you to work on your Italian comprehension skills!
Practice: Questions 00:06:00
Time for you to speak up! And in Italian! Domande, domande, domande!
Lesson 46: Giving Orders – The Imperative Mood 00:45:00
This Lesson is the first one a series focusing on the Italian Imperative Mood... Basically the verb tense we use to give orders, commands and things like that! In this lesson you will learn the basics of this tense and how to conjugate regular verbs!
Practice: The Imperative Mood 00:06:00
This is just the beginning so this Practice lesson is a speedy one! In and out in 5 minutes but, REMEMBER, after each lesson you should be putting in the real work to practice on your own or with Italians!
Lesson 47: The Imperative – Irregular Verbs 00:23:00
The Imperative is surely more interesting with pronouns! That is... when you can make your order so compact, all you need is one word to say it all! Learn how to do that in this very lesson! Guardala!
Practice: The Imperative – Irregular Verbs 00:09:00
Put your knowledge to the test with this quick Practice lesson! As usual, you should do most of the practice alone... and remember to download the accompanying PDF!
Lesson 48: The negative Imperative – Basics 00:10:00
A short and sweet lesson to learn how to give negative commands... that is... telling people NOT to do something! Mustn't be too hard, if Manu only needed 10 minutes to explain this!
Practice: The negative Imperative – Basics 00:08:00
Well, looks like the negative imperative is a walk in the park. Or is it? Put yourself to the test with this Practice Lesson.
Lesson 49: Imperative & Pronouns – Single & Double 00:37:00
We keep going with the Imperative and... what? You weren't expecting this from this tense, were you?
Practice: Imperative & Pronouns – Single & Double 00:16:00
Messing around with pronouns and double pronouns can be fun, or scary! After this Practice, let's hope everything will appear as clear as it can be! If not, we have more opportunities to practice!
Lesson 50: Negative Imperative & Prononuns 00:15:00
I guess we should have expected this. I mean, if the Imperative can have two pronouns attached to it, there's nothing it can't do! Right? Let's take a look at how this whole thing behaves in the neg
Practice: Imperative 00:09:00
One step closer to fully mastering what has been given to you in this Unit in relation to this super useful and commonly used tense (verb mood). Time for practice!
Practice: Imperative – Positive & Negative 00:12:00
Let's bring it all together with this final Practice Lesson. This one will solidify all your knowledge and set up off to a joyous life of giving orders in Italian!
Practice: Imperative Mix 00:10:00
One more practice lesson before we go home! Let's bring it all together with this Imperative thing!
FZTI B2 – Unit 10 Quiz 00:40:00
Lesson 51: Vocabulary – Fall & Winter 00:11:00
No matter what season it is now, we always need some winter vocabulary, giusto? Here come 25 new words for you!
Writing Exercise 00:02:00
Now that you know a bunch of new words, it's time to use them in a piece of creative writing. Remember, you need to do this to lock these new words in your memory!
Conversational Phrases 00:07:00
Dealing with pushy people? These two Conversational Phrases will fix that!
Comprehension Exercise 00:20:00
This is an odd Listening and Comprehension exercise, where your teacher is tell you to do almost nothing but watch a video? Find out the reason for this madness!
Homework 00:15:00
WOW, another Unit is done and dusted. Not is it really? Not without some extra work! More content in Italian for you to listen to and do your best to understand!
Unit 10 – Assignment 00:05:00
This one is new. I suspect you u are going to like it! You get to eavesdrop on a private phone conversation and then.... answer some comprehension questions!
FZTI B2 – Unit 10 Assignment 75:01
Unit 11 - Consolidation
Welcome to Unit 11 00:06:00
Cominciamo Unità 11, un'unità di ripasso, ma anche di cose nuove! Ma prima, come sempre, un video in italiano per fare pratica!
Practice: Questions 00:06:00
Parliamo! Here are your 5 questions for this Unit. Take your time to reply to me at the best of your ability! Be interesting, be witty, be funny!
Practice Course Review #1 00:08:00
This Unit is all about preparing for graduation from this course. So, before we call it a day, let's review the hottest topics form this course!
Practice Course Review #2 00:19:00
Continuiamo il ripasso! More review of the crucial Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto!
Practice Course Review #3 00:10:00
Sometimes it's easy to overlook the little stuff, but this Review Lesson will make sure you don't forget about the goodies you need!
Practice Course Review #4 00:17:00
Final Review lesson on a bunch of awesome verb tenses. You need all of them, so you'd better master them!
Lesson 52: Verbs with prepositions 00:35:00
Prepositions are tough. In any language... and Italian surely has its own level of complication with prepositions. In this lesson you are going to learn how to "predict" which proposition to use, depending on the verb!
Practice: Verbs with prepositions 00:19:00
An unusually long Practice Lesson, which I suspect you are going to enjoy. Make a game out of it and try and score high! In bocca al lupo!
Vocabulary Review #1 00:11:00
Do you remember these words? Probably not all of them, and that's ok! As long as you remember the ones that are relevant to you!
Vocabulary Review #2 00:08:00
More fun with words and flashcards! Che significa "germoglio"?
Vocabulary Review #3 00:12:00
25 more "old" words for us to have fun with. This time you get to see the Italian word and check, in your gut, if you know what it means!
Conversational Phrases 00:09:00
It's is great to be cool and collected, but sometimes... well, sometimes things don't go your way and you need to voice your frustration, giusto?
Homework 00:20:00
Here is your regular listening and comprehension exercise in Italian. Today we talk about Italian records. Do you know any?
Unit 12 -Review
Challenge Exercise 00:10:00
This one is only for the brave and, in NO WAY, doesn't represent your ability to speak and understand Italian. But I know that the more grammar-oriented of you will appreciate the challenge. And a challenge it is....!
FZTI B2 -Unit 12 Quiz Review 03:00:00
Unit 12 – Review #1 00:17:00
Now that you have taken the Review quiz, we go over the entire thing. It will take us three lessons to do that and you can skip this if you feel you nailed the quiz!
Unit 12 – Review #2 00:13:00
Let's keep going with this review. Here are another 15 questions from the quiz explained.
Unit 12 – Review #3 00:17:00
Your final 15 questions explained. By the end of this video lesson you will be sure about all the things that matter, grammar wise, covered in this course!
Final Evaluation
Congratulations 00:05:00
Congratulazioni! Hai completato il corso, Intermediate Italian Level 2. Sei il mio eroe!
Intermediate Italian Level 2 Final Quiz 01:00:00
Conclusions 00:01:00
What next? Are you ready to take your Italian to the next level? I will be seeing you in Intermediate Italian Level 3! Italian fluency, here we come!

Course Reviews


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  1. Another outstanding course that builds on the previous ones


    In Intermediate Italian Level 2, Manu introduces new grammar, vocabulary, concepts and tenses building on what you already know. The course contains the right amount of review to reinforce older material and ensure you don’t forget what you previously learned.

    As in previous courses, Manu delves deep. You will get an excellent explanation and understanding of how the language
    works, using lots of examples and practice sessions. All of the grammar is explained in English so there is no confusion.
    And when appropriate, he explains what is most important for this level and what you can forget about for now. This helps immensely with immersion because, even as you hear advanced Italian, you understand what you are hearing because you understand the rules.

    I have been studying Italian for about 5 years and with Manu about half as much. My ultimate goal is fluency because I moved to Italy 6 months ago. I feel confident speaking with local Italians now and I even get compliments on my Italian language skills. For my ability and my confidence, I credit Manu, From Zero to Italian and the Italy Made Easy team.

    I highly recommend this program and this course. You won’t find a better program or a better coach anywhere else.

  2. Another excellent course on the journey to fluency


    I have just completed this course, which has been the fourth step so far in my journey to fluency in Italian with Manu. I can highly recommend it because I can confirm that it does really work! Manu’s multifaceted approach to learning Italian is not only effective in improving all the skills required, but it is also fun to do. I tried a number of the well-known alternatives before finding Manu, and none of them approached being anywhere near as effective as his programme of courses. From a point where I could neither understand speech or express my thoughts, I can now have conversations with native Italians with confidence. Am I perfect yet? No. Does it matter? No. Because I can both understand and communicate well, and am improving all the time to a point where I will have fluency. It is incredibly useful to have the opportunity every day to practise conversational skills.
    Intermediate Level 2 builds in a logical way from Manu’s previous courses, increasing the framework that you need. He gives clearly understandable explanations of new grammar, helpfully telling you what is important and what is not so important at this stage, and for me most importantly these are in English, leaving you free to focus just on learning the grammar, and then leaving improving Italian your listening skills to immersion, and other parts of the course. There are lots of examples and practise exercises to help explain how the grammar works. And he also includes so many other helpful aspects as well; real conversations with breakdown, everyday phrases etc.
    As I said previously, I can highly recommend this course. I have tried others and found there is no better tutor or learning programme.

  3. Manu, you linguistic genius!


    I have been studying Italian for 3 years, including a 3-month, 5 day a week course in Perugia at the University per Stranieri. I’ve also used Babble, Duo Lingo, Rosetta Stone and a variety of language texts. Without a doubt, Manu does the best in helping me understand how to speak the language, Expertly crafted classes, in bite-sized chunks, make his courses digestible.

    I find the accelerator courses a must do, where you hear the language spoken at natural speed, in natural conversation. Manu then breaks down the entire dialogue into a pdf – he then explains each phrase, strange words, etc. so you really can understand it.

    I also love the quizzes, the homework, the learn at your own pace, and I love that this course is taught in English – with (believe me) plenty of Italian. Manu and team – great job. I would pay twice as much for this course. I look forward to each day of study.

    Thank you!


  4. Finito!!!


    After more than a year I have finished my Italinan course level 2. I am looking forward to continuing with level 3.
    It was great fun doing the course. Often it felt as if Manu was really there speaking to me en making me enthousiastic to go on.

  5. 5

    Complimenti professore! Grazie. Mi piace molto questo corso.

    Molto interessante, molto utile.

    Chapeau maestro!

  6. Fine del corso


    Fine del corso
    Sono molto felice e soddisfatto di aver potuto completare il corso Intermediate Italian Level 2. C’ho messo molto tempo ma è valsa la pena! Mi è parso un corso ben strutturato e molto didattico e divertente. Grazie Manu per il tuo lavoro e impegno e grazie anche al team di Italy Made Easy per il sostegno e tutte le correzioni. Non vedo l’ora di cominciare il prossimo corso.

  7. The Best! (Il Migliore!)


    I am so pleased to have found these courses (stumbled on to IME through Youtube videos– which I also highly recommend). Manu and his wonderful team of experts pace this course perfectly with just the right amount of review and reinforcement, then moving forward at a rate that allows the student to absorb the material, and feel confident in the progress made. I am typically a good student, can get good grades on quizzes and tests, but then I fear that I don’t retain much later. (What good are A’s if you can’t speak?) So many courses just keep moving through the grammar so that each piece might be learned, but only temporarily. Manu’s method is about deepening and retaining the knowledge. The brilliance is that Manu does this dance of moving forward and reviewing past concepts in such as way that is never boring, but rather quite entertaining.. Additionally, he adds parts that are quite unique– specifically, we listen to real-world conversations between Manu and a good friend, with all the typical cut-off sentences, unfinished thoughts, etc that are common in friendly conversation and he teaches us to follow it all perfectly well. I highly recommend this course (and the earlier ones) to all levels of Italian learners.

  8. Vale la pena


    Questo corso e’ molto interessante e rigoroso che Manu presenta in una maniera coinvolgente. Mi piace particolarmente che il corso include parlare e ascoltare cosi come la grammatica..Raccomando questo corso a tutti. Grazie a tutti voi a Italy Made Easy

  9. Excellent course!


    This is the fourth course that I have taken with Manu in the “Zero to Italian” series. All four courses are excellent, mainly due to the manner in which Manu presents the material. This course was well structured, informative and fun! I am looking forward to beginning the next level and continuing on my journey to fluency in the Italian language. Thanks for such a great learning environment Manu!

  10. il corso era meraviglioso!!!!!


    Questo corso mi ha dato un livello alto dell’attesa della lingua italiano. Ringrazie tanto per “The Italy Made Easy Team” per tutto il aiuto.
    Tanti baci e non vedo l’ora di continuare questo esperienza insieme!!!! Ci Vediamo!!!

  11. Top Teacher


    I’ve been trying to learn Italian on and off for several years, but this is the first course I’ve taken with Italy Made Easy Academy. I’ve found Manu’s method of teaching far superior to the other classes I’ve attended. His unique style of teaching grammar in English, has enabled me to thoroughly understand concepts which I’d previously found confusing. One of the biggest advantages of the Italy Made Easy Academy is that once a course has been purchased it’s yours to own for ever, so it’s easy to go back over lessons to refresh the memory. I download the mp3 files and listen to them whilst driving. I’ve enjoyed this class so much that I’ve now enrolled on the beta version of Intermediate Level 3. Sono impaziente di iniziare.

  12. Exactly What You Are Looking For in an Italian Language Course!


    First of all, I have to say that Manu makes learning Italian fun! His enthusiasm and optimism are contagious! The lessons are a great blend of review and new material, and there are always tidbits of extra details if you need more information, or that you can easily pass over if the actual lesson is enough for the day.
    He has a great team, and they are all super encouraging and supportive. I’ve been studying with Manu since he started these courses, and I hope to continue with him all the way to fluency! Grazie 1000, Manu and the Italy Made Easy team!

  13. Intermediate Italian Level 2


    This course was very informative and fun!

  14. Fantastic course


    I have learned sooo much! This is the best language course I have ever taken!

  15. Grazie Mille, Manu e Team!


    Thank you so much Manu and team. I really feel I have improved and achieved a lot during this course. When I was reviewing for the final quiz, I was amazed at how much you cover. It was all interesting and of course fun!

  16. Fantastico


    Best course I’ve done – both in person and online. Well worth the money. Thank you so much,

  17. Manu Excels Himself Again.


    A huge hank you to Manu and all your team. Another brilliant course. There is such a vast amount of interesting and information in this course, plus lots of little jewels, it cannot be summarised here, All at the same time in his usual way he makes it fun and just like he is teaching you on a one to one basis. I cant wait to start the next course, unfortunately I will have to wait a little longer until I can return to Italy…

  18. 5

    Caro Manu & team,
    I vostri corsi e materiali sono davvero unici per imparare la lingua italiana sul internet.
    Ho usato i vostri materiali gratuiti da qualche anno. L’anno scorso durante il “Corona-Lockdown” tutte le classi italiane in persona a scuola erano chiuse e la mia motivazione ad imparare da sola era quasi nulla! Ero molto dispiaciuta!
    Finalmente in gennaio 2020 ho deciso di iscrivermi in uno dei vostri corsi intermedio online. Volevo migliorare le mie conoscenze linguistiche in un modo più strutturato.
    Adesso sono completamente infatuata delle lezioni di Italy Made easy diverse e variate! Mi piace molto studiare in un modo autodeterminato! Che divertimento e passatempo utile! Ora mi occuppo regolarmente della lingua italiana con gioia e entusiasmo!
    Non vedo l’ora di andare in Italia per praticare tutto in realtà!
    Grazie tanto a te e il tuo team! Fate un lavoro bravissimo e eccezionale !

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