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Your Guide to Italian Pronunciation and Grammar

Italian is widely regarded by many to be one of the most beautiful, romantic languages in the world. By providing you with an comprehensive guide to Italian pronunciation and grammar, we will have you on your way to near-native fluency in no time!  We go in-depth into each of the rules involved in accurately pronouncing words and crafting coherent sentences with the goal of getting you to a fluent conversational level. Make sure to get your free Ebook guide download at the end of the article!  ... read more

Italian Language Games

Italian language games are part of Digital Dialect's collection of language resources. They include games with numbers, greetings, colors, fruits & vegetables, food, time, clothing, animals and many others. Digital Dialects was launched in January 2007, originally a by-product of a dissertation reviewing web resources for language learning. The site was conceived as an educational tool for learning languages, and as a guide to online resources. The creator of the site, Craig Gibson, has worked for a variety of education and non-profit institutions in the fields of e-learning, educational resource management and information management. He holds an MA in Education and International Development, and an MSc in Web Information Management, and has spent several years studying Dutch, Hindi, Japanese and Spanish. ... read more

Learn Italian in Song

Learn Italian in Song is part of a blog and features many contemporary and classic Italian songs. Each song shows a video of the song, plus Italian and translated lyrics. Alex Britti, Adriano Celentano, Fred Buscaglione and Toto Cotugno are just a few of the singers that are included on the site. The site also has further information about Italian food, culture and education. ... read more

German resources at nthuleen.com

German resources by Nancy Thuleen In the teaching section of the website you'll find materials that Nancy Thuleen has prepared over the last few years while teaching German to undergraduates here at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The pages are a very good compilation of resources and include handouts, exercises, worksheets, videos and quizzes. They are well structured and cover German grammar, vocabulary, writing, culture, videos, lyrics, activities and miscellaneous. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are in German. Some may have English glosses for vocabulary and about half have English instructions. Feel free to use these as handouts or links for your own teaching, or for your own reference -- there's no need to give credit. However, please do drop her a line if you plan on using them for anything other than classroom or instructional use. ... read more

Beolingus

Beolingus is an online dictionary that translates English, Spanish, and Portuguese words into German and also provides explanations. If you have an account, it allows you to save translations and go back to them for reference. ... read more

LearnItalianPod

LearnItalianPod.com specializes in teaching “lovers of all things Italian” how to speak Italian language fast and easily. There are podcasts in different categories and for different levels - beginner, intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced. Podcasts cover different topics like news, places, food, fun, romance, verbs, time, descriptions, people, etc. and are typically around 7 minutes long. They can be played online or be downloaded. ... read more

Deutsch Lernen by Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle offers a comprehensive website of resources to learn German. They include courses sorted by level, worksheets, grammar exercises, German news (spoken slowly), podcasts / audio lessons and many more resources. Learning and teaching German With the free German courses from Deutsche Welle, you can choose the learning style that suits you best: e-learning at the computer, with short videos, audio courses or podcasts, or with texts and worksheets you can print out. Select from courses for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners. German language teachers are welcome to use our multimedia material in their lessons. The Course Finder helps you choose the best format for each level. ... read more

Web Italian Lessons

Web Italian Lessons A quick and straightforward introduction into the Italian language by Lucio Chiappetti. It covers all the main parts of pronuciation, nouns, verbs, prepositions, numbers, pronouns, etc. including essential notes on grammar. He updates the pages in his spare time, more or less following the template and cadence of the Spanish pages by Tyler Jones. However the author does not guarantee to provide compilation of new pages regularly.  ... read more

clickDeutsch

At clickDeutsch you will find … An online-grammar of the German language. It can be used as a language course for beginners, too. The website is divided into different modules and will be amended step by step. The first step covers the language level A1. Learning by exploring on your own At the moment there are about 50 modules for the Level A1. Each module itself is an invitation to learn by exploring things on your own. The rules are to be discovered by the learners themselves. Additionally the learners can organize their progression and their pace on their own if they want to. ... read more

Redensarten-Index

This website offers a search for German idioms, phrases and colloquial expressions. ... read more

Language Guide.org Deutsch

Practice German vocabulary, expressions, the alphabet and numbers. Within each category, place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud. Then test your audio comprehension and speaking skills. ... read more

A Short History of Italian Comics

This article gives a brief overview of the history of Italian comics Comics were introduced into Italy a few years after their appearance in the United States: from 1908 onwards the weekly paper Corriere dei Piccoli (Children's Courier) published the Sunday pages of Mimmo (Buster Brown), Fortunello (Happy Hooligan), Cirillino (The Newlyweds), Bibi e Bibo (The Katzenjammer Kids), and Bubbi (Little Nemo). The original American drawings were adapted to the style of illustrated children papers of the period: the speech balloons - considered non-educational - were eliminated, and the story was narrated by rhyming captions. In fact many Italians did not realise that in America these characters talked with "little puffs of smoke" or fumetti as they were called ... read more

Leo.org online dictionary

Leo.org online dictionary - Leo.org probably is the leading online dictionary for the German language. It offers instant online translation of words and terms for various languages like English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian. It is supplemented by an active and very helpful discussion board, e.g. for complex phrases or other questions. Here is the official statement from the website: Willkommen bei LEO, dem Web-Angebot mit den beliebten Online-Wörterbüchern Deutsch-Englisch, -Französisch, -Spanisch, -Italienisch, - Chinesisch und - seit April 2010 - Deutsch-Russisch. Daneben bietet unser Angebot eine Fülle unterhaltsamer und interessanter Links. Viel Spaß (-: ... read more

Modern Foreign Language Storybirds - German

Share and enjoy stories written by and for teachers and learners of French, German , Spanish and Italian. At the last count, we had 86 Storybird creations, contributed by 30 different authors in 4 different languages. Many of you will have come across this wiki via Twitter, where Storybird has been a sensation. However, as everyone who tries to create a Storybird in any language but English will have discovered, we cannot make our stories public so we can easily share with fellow enthusiasts. ... read more

Phonetics - the sounds of spoken language

For the beginner to intermediate learner: this pronunciation guide divides consonant and vowel sounds by category (nasal, fricative) for U.S. English, German and Spanish. When clicking on a given letter, a mouth appears showing which organs are involved in making the sound. An example using the given letter is then used. ... read more

Learn Italian Singing

Learn italian singing these songs - Learn italian and spanish singing these songs / aprende italiano cantando estas canciones / impara spagnolo cantando queste canzoni. ... read more

Italian Lessons Series 1

Mi Chiamo Giuseppe e mia moglie si chiama Graziella My name is Joseph and my wife's name is Grace. Together we are going to put together some fun, basic italian lessons. I learned most of my italian at Saddleback College 20 years ago. Grace is full blooded Sicilian that was raised in Toronto. Her second language is English though she speaks it with no accent. ... read more

Bayerisch Lernen (Learn Bavarian)

This website is dedicated to the Bavarian dialect of the German language. It explains important aspects of the Bavarian grammer and vocabulary. A thorough understanding of the German language is required. Below is an excerpt of the first chapter of the website: Griàss aich, laidl, gfraid me, dass hergfundn habts. Herzlich willkommen, lieber Bayernfreund und Liebhaber der bayrischen Sprache. Schön, dass Sie den Weg zu uns gefunden haben. Hier sind Sie richtig, wenn Sie sich schon immer mit der bayrischen Sprache beschäftigen wollten, entweder, um endlich zu verstehen, was ein "Buidl" ("Bild") ist oder um dem gepflegten lockeren Plausch zwischen zwei "Gmiaswaiwa" ("Gemüsefrauen") auf dem Münchner Viktualienmarkt verständnisvoll lauschen zu können. ... read more

German/English Language Exchange

Skype Project German/English Language Exchange - I would like to collaborate with a secondary school in a German-speaking country to set up a language exchange between our students. My students would have the opportunity to practice their newly learned German, deepen their knowledge of current culture and make friends abroad! We, of course, would offer the ability for your students to likewise practice their English skills.   Ich möchte mit einer Sekundärschule im deutschsprachigen Raum einen Austausch zwischen unseren Schulen aufbauen. Meine SchülerInnen würde die Gelegenheit haben, ihre neugelernten Fähigkeiten in Deutsch zu üben, und ihre Kenntnisse der aktuellen Kultur zu verbessern und vertiefen. Wir würden natürlich dasselbe Ihnen anbieten! ... read more