Food may be the best vehicle for learning a new language. After all, we all have to eat, and cooking and eating with others engages all of our senses. This free course from MIT teaches basic Italian, Italian culture and cooking for the Mediterranean diet all at the same time.
Dr Paola Rebusco, who usually teaches physics at MIT, combines two things many of us love: cooking Italian food and learning to speak Italian. From learning how to say your name to making espresso and risotto, it's a very appealing course in 13 lessons. You can watch all the lessons on YouTube or read more about the course on MIT.