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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

El Mercado de Cuernavaca: Las Verduras

“El Gusto y el Sabor de México”:  Comparative Markets    “El Gusto y el Sabor de México” is a cultural unit about Mexican food.   The lesson “Comparative Markets” is designed for all levels and all ages. Few foreign students come to Mexico with their computers, therefore no instructions are necessary for students to carry out this lesson with technology.  Thinglink and SoundCloud  will be used in a  presentation given by the instructor with one computer and a projector before going to the market. The language is Mexican Spanish and the content and presentation will be given entirely in the target language. Learning outcomes Using Spanish, the student will be able to: ... read more

Learn Spanish

This website provides sections on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. There are some vocabulary areas that are only available to premium members, but access to most of the website is free. ... 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

EDSITEment

Looking for a website with helpful resources and lessons for use in your classroom? EDSITEment provides both! All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom. Besides foreign language, EDSITEment offers resources in other subject areas such as literature, language arts, arts and culture, history, and social studies. Other foreign language links: http://edsitement.neh.gov/subject/foreign-language http://edsitement.neh.gov/reference-shelf/best-web-spanish-language-websites-general-sites Teachers of Spanish can also link to the Thinkfinity Website to join "Recursos para docentes del castellano", a group dedicated to compiling material for those who teach Spanish as well as Hispanic culture and literature. http://community.thinkfinity.org/groups/docentesdelcastellano ... read more

Nulu Languages

Nulu combines fresh news articles, human translation and pronunciation, and a contextualized review system to effectively and enjoyably complement foreign language instruction. ... read more

@Twitter_es

Twitter en español @twitter_es San Francisco, CA ¡Bienvenidos a la cuenta oficial de Twitter en español! ¿Eres nuevo? Empieza aquí https://twitter.com/#!/welcome http://blog.es.twitter.com ... 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

Using VoiceThread to Give Students a Voice Outside the Classroom

Give Students a Voice Outside the Classroom - Just like most educators, I view teaching as a process. After incorporating a new activity or giving a new course, I reflect upon the outcomes. What went well? What failed? Sometimes I know the modifications I would make the next time around, but other times I look to my student evaluations for guidance. This recently happened after teaching an introductory Spanish class online. While I felt that the class had gone well, a student’s simple observation led me to my latest modification: find a way for students interact with one another in an online setting. The online forum I employed enabled me to speak in an asynchronous fashion with my students, but it did not allow them to communicate with one another, leaving them isolated, alone in cyberspace to work on their assignments with no personal interaction. The comment sent me knocking on my friendly technology consultant’s door, and together we found a simple solution: VoiceThread. ... read more

7th Grade Spanish

VoiceThread for 7th Grade Spanish -   VoiceThread allows my Spanish students listening, reading, writing and speaking practice and opportunities to improve pronunciation, [and] it allows me to target any specific theme or skill. It is helpful for both the slower and quick learner as I can ask very closed or open-ended questions for students to respond to. ... read more

Collaborative Story-telling / Una historia a medias

Skype Project Collaborative Story-telling - Somos una clase divertida buscando amigos para escribir una historia juntos.  Si vivís en España o Sudamérica, podemos escribir una historia bilingüe para que todos podamos practicar la lengua de referencia. Si estudiáis español como segunda lengua, nos podemos centrar sólo en el español.  Nos fascina el intercambio de ideas y cultura.  Nos vemos pronto. We are a fun Spanish class looking for friends to write a story with.  If you live in Spain or South America, we can write a bilingual story so we all practice our target tongues. If you study Spanish as a second language, we can focus on Spanish.  We can certainly exchange a ton of ideas and culture.  ... read more