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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

Arabic Learning Resources

The site Arabic Learning Resources features resources to help you learn both standard Arabic and the Egyptian dialect. The vocabulary lists include standard Arabic, the Egyptian (Cairene) dialect, and transliterations. You'll also find pages devoted to colloquial idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and sayings. The grammar lessons provide information on various topics such as pronouns, verb conjugations and tenses, and more, with examples to show usage. Most of the grammar information focuses on Egyptian Arabic, but some includes equivalent info for standard Arabic. There is also an FAQ page provides general information on the Arabic language.   ... 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

International Corpus of Arabic

"The International Corpus of Arabic (ICA) is an ambitious attempt to build a representative corpus of the Arabic language as it is used all over the Arab world, with the aim of supporting research on such language. The ICA is planned to contain 100 million words. Once finished, the analyzed version will be the first analyzed Arabic corpus available as a linguistic resource for researchers. It is also the first systematic investigation of national varieties within the Arabic speaking community, this should prove very useful for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of language should be based on real, rather than contrived, data." ... 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

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

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

Arabic Language Through Dialogue - Listening Activities

This is the first edition of the “Arabic Language Through Dialogue” 1, 2 and 3 series in addition to the Iraqi Dialect through Dialogue book. The series attempts to make learning of the Arabic language more accessible and enjoyable to non-native speakers of Arabic using dialogues and communicative exercises that relate to the dialogue in each lesson. These audio recording are open to the public, and also accompany the text book. ... 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

Learn Arabic (Transparent Language)

Facebook Page Arabic - This facebook page is a contribution by Transparent Language Arabic.    The Arabic language is spoken in more than 20 countries, from Egypt to Morocco and throughout the Arabian peninsula. It is the native language of over 195 million people. Plus, at least another 35 million speak Arabic as a second language.   Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language throughout the Arab world, and its written form is relatively consistent across national boundaries. MSA is used in official documents, in educational settings, and for communication between Arabs of different nationalities. However, the spoken forms of Arabic vary widely, and each Arab country has its own dialect. Dialects are spoken in most informal settings, such as at home, with friends, or while shopping. Of all the spoken dialects, Egyptian Arabic is the most widely understood, due primarily to Egypt's role as the major producer of movies and TV programs in the Arab world. ... read more

Arabic Class (VoiceThread)

VoiceThread of Arabic Class - This website is part of the voicethread.com and includes five slides of an Arabic language class. This thread shows pictures and drawings of different aspects of the Arabic culture, and includes audio recordings of the Arabic terms. ... read more