Learn Italian the way you learned your own language! Get the free preview now, then "pay as you learn," purchasing lessons hour by hour!

Millions of people worldwide have learned a language using the Michel Thomas method: you listen, he explains, you speak – right from the word go.

• Be fluent in hours
• Learn from celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas
• Relax, listen and respond – no books, no pens, no memorizing
• Fun flash card feature – helps you practise and track your progress

During this eight-hour live course, taught by Michel Thomas, you will learn the language along with two students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Italian. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours.

Download your free preview and start speaking a new language today.

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* * * Independent: “highly rated for learning-on-the-go” * * *

What people are saying about the Michel Thomas Method:

“A unique and perfectly brilliant way of learning languages”
– Stephen Fry

“The most extraordinary learning experience of my life”
– Emma Thompson

“The nearest thing to painless learning”
– The Times

“Works like a dream”
– Guardian

What’s New

Version 5.3

Bug fixes and compatibility with iOS 11.2.6

Ratings and Reviews

1.8 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Loopyboy ,

Verbal Lessons Excellent. App appalling.

Not forgetting that the basis behind these lessons is to just listen and let it absorb into your memory. However, it is also good to see a visual of the sentences, expressions or words you are learning. If while listening to the lesson you try to see the sentence or word or list of lessons the track stops. You just cannot listen and read along at the same time. I like visual to go along with my audio but it is not possible in this app. Also, the online pdf that accompanies the CD version doesn’t seem to match these lessons downloaded here. All in all you are stuck either doing one thing or another. Crap app.

Bevlaaar ,

Awesome teaching method - NO FAMILY SHARING

Such a shame!
My husband has purchased many lessons and it is an amazing technique for learning as I discovered with the Greek lessons.
Sadly however, family sharing doesn’t support in app purchases and each lesson is an in app purchase so can’t be restored across family devices. I really can’t see the point of sharing a trial version of an app, anyone can download, the point of family sharing in my humble opinion is to save paying twice or more in one family. This is especially poignant when the lessons jump up in price toward the end.

Be cautious about family sharing. The app says it supports family sharing but in reality it doesn’t.

SickOfTrying ,

Purchases Wont Download

I downloaded this app a few days ago and then I decided to purchase the first of the Italian lessons. However my first download (Lesson 1) won't download. The download keeps failing followed by the Error message : "There was a network error".

I imagine that the money has been taken from my account without any problems.

I'll update this review if and when I receive my first purchase. I've only rated this with one star as I must select from the list of one to five. Otherwise I would have rated it as a zero.


Bookpoint Limited
11 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Michel Thomas: Italian - Hour 1 £6.99
  2. Michel Thomas: Italian - Hour 2 £6.99
  3. Michel Thomas: Italian - Hour 3 £6.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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