One effective and convenient option for learning Italian is to purchase or download language-learning software and mobile apps. For those who require certification or prefer in-person lessons, another good option is to enroll in a university degree program in Italian language and culture.
As of 2015, the best language-learning software for Italian is Rocket Italian, according to The Italian Experiment's course reviews. Rocket Italian offers 33 lessons for listening and grammar, as well as a bonus culture course. Other notable software programs include Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur and Michael Thomas.
Good mobile app options for learning Italian include DuoLingo, Babbel, Memrise and AnkiApp. Each app is slightly different in terms of focus, lesson design, price and community aspect.
For those seeking a degree, Italian language and literature degrees are offered by top U.S. universities including Yale, Stanford and Columbia University.