Online Extra Help
Italian Language Support Resources
Here is a list of online resources which your student can utilize in order to improve his/her Italian proficiency. Please encourage your student to come see me if he/she has any specific questions or is finding certain topics particularly challenging.
IMPROVE YOUR GRAMMATICAL SKILLS!
(Through this website you can search for different grammar topics by topic and take quizzes and play games to reinforce your conjugation skills)
Use this website to review the definitions of various verbs, verb conjugations, and examples of how to use the verb in context.
Review grammar and vocabulary thematically
Use this website to practice various grammatical concepts. Many test questions are generally modeled after this format of questioning.
IMPROVE YOUR READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS!
(This website provides passages and multiple choice questions to reinforce the content of the passage)
Here is a link to various magazines which are specifically geared towards Italian language learners. These magazines provide level appropriate examples of Italian reading passages.
IMPROVE YOUR ORAL SKILLS!
This website provides videos which are organized thematically according to topic. Use this website to review vocabulary and conversational expressions for various scenarios such as travel, ordering food, asking for directions, etc.
Use this website to access vocabulary flash cards which are organized thematically. You can search for cards related to your topic of study, or create your own cards to study from.
Improve your Italian listening skills online!
Many websites now offer materials for learners of Italian which include listening comprehension activities. Some of the best ones we have found are:
Other resources involving listening, but not necessarily graded, or exercises are:
Il narratore.it: classic and contemporary literary works, read by professional actors, at http://www.ilnarratore.it (then click on “archivio audio gratuito” if you do not wish to subscribe)
RAI’s TV site, which allows viewers to choose from videos of the latest programs, at http://www.rai.tv/dl/raitv/home.html
RAI International’s “Qui si parla italiano!” program (all episodes can be viewed online): http://www.international.rai.it/quisiparlaitaliano/
This website also has tons of resources for listening to Italian:
Apple offers free podcasts which you can download: