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Italian Language -- Sound recordings for English speakers
Italian Language -- Spoken Italian
Includes 3 sound discs with dialog and a 137 page course book. Appropriate for students who have completed the first semester of a college course.
6 sound discs (6 hr.) and 85 page listener's guide
This is a good beginning course with practical lessons in asking for things in Italian.
(Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur Basic Italian)
A self-instruction course teaching essential conversational Italian in ten 30-minute lessons (5 sound discs).
Designed to teach Italian quickly and easily, anywhere, anytime, this instructional program features Speed Immersion, a teaching method that builds a foundation for fluency by combining the most commonly used vocabulary with an easy-to-follow sentence-building technique. The 8 discs cover beginning to intermediate Italian.
A comprehensive Italian language course that takes learners at their own pace from the beginning through the intermediate level, developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Includes 3 basic level and 3 intermediate level audio CDs recorded by native speakers, basic and intermediate level course books, a bilingual dictionary, and 100 quiz cards with questions designed to test newly acquired language skills.
1 CD and accompanying 288 page book.
Provides instruction in speaking and understanding Italian.
3 sound discs and a course book
Offers instruction in speaking and understanding Italian using common words and phrases.
Dr. Blair's Italian in No Time
3 sound discs
Learn practical Italian for use in real situations and have fun doing it.
This is a downloadable audio file that you can play on your computer or on an MP3 player.
A lively narrator guides listeners through each course, at times meeting up with two other native speakers who take part in an unfolding story line that encompasses an array of everyday subjects, from meeting people, eating, dining, and shopping to getting around town, telling stories, and family relationships.
This first half of Pimsleur's beginning Italian I consists of 9 sound discs with 15 half-hour lessons designed to introduce the language and encourage native-like pronunciation.
This second half of Pimsleur's beginning Italian I consists of 9 sound discs with 15 half-hour lessons designed to introduce the language and encourage native-like pronunciation.
This is the first half of Pimsleur's intermediate Italian II, consisting of 9 sound discs with 15 half-hour lessons designed to help you add to your conversational skills, deal with concrete topics in the past, present and future tenses and sustain an intermediate level of fluency.
This is the second half of Pimsleur's intermediate Italian II, consisting of 9 sound discs with 15 half-hour lessons designed to help you add to your conversational skills, deal with concrete topics in the past, present and future tenses and sustain an intermediate level of fluency.
This is the first half of Pimsleur's high intermediate Italian III, consisting of 9 sound discs with 15 half-hour lessons that will enable you to converse easily in Italian, switching between verb tenses, and read Italian for travel and communication.
This is the second half of Pimsleur's high intermediate Italian III, consisting of 9 sound discs with 15 half-hour lessons that will enable you to converse easily in Italian, switching between verb tenses, and read Italian for travel and communication.
Instructional Books and Readers
Ultimate Italian: Beginner-Intermediate
PC1129.E5 B36 2004
This 431 page book offers a combination of conversational Italian with grammar and culture, covering the equivalent of two years of college-level study. Also available as an audio course.
PC1129.E5 B73 2011
This college textbook is used at the University of Pittsburgh for the first 3 semesters of Italian and the cultural scenarios are geared towards the young college student.
Learn Italian (italiano) the Fast and Fun Way
Updated with helpful facts and tips for international travelers, this third editions instructs beginners in the basics of reading, writing, understanding, and speaking Italian.
Easy Italian Reader: A Three-Part Text for Beginning Students
Easy Italian Reader is based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately. Comes with a CD of recordings of most of the 50 passages featured in the book.
Intermediate and Advanced
Con Fantasia: Reviewing and Expanding Functional Italian Skills
PC1129.E5 D36 2009
An intermediate college level text that reviews grammar and vocabulary. The approach is different from a standard textbook and it helps one understand and correct common grammar problems.
Mercurio: An Intermediate to Advanced Reader in Italian Language and Culture
This is a reader for college students in intermediate Italian. It offers a portrait of Italy’s language, culture, and society by presenting lively excerpts from its literature, news reports, comic books, film reviews, music lyrics, sociological surveys, etc., with a recent work of fiction being the centerpiece of each chapter.
Italian Stories = Novelle Italiane: A Dual-Language Book
PQ4254 .I8 1989
Practice reading original Italian authors with the English translation alongside.
edited by Cristina Abbona-Sneider, Antonello Borra, Cristina Pausini
The readings cover familiar themes -— youth, family, immigration, politics, women’s voices, identity —- from the fresh perspective of a new generation of Italian writers. Includes pre- and post-reading activities, vocabulary, and writing exercises.
Dictionaries & Reference Books
This book translates the most frequently used Italian and English idioms and phrases in two separate bilingual lists. Phrases are alphabetized according to each one's key word for quick reference.
501 Italian Verbs: Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses
In the 1960s, these books only had 201 conjugated verbs. Today such "handbooks" are much heftier and make you think twice about carrying them along on a trip!
This is a very good dictionary that includes pronunciation for each word. The electronic dictionary is not included.
Browse the Catalog
For additional titles for learning Italian, browse the library catalog under the subjects:
- Italian Language
- Italian Language -- Conversation And Phrase Books English
- Italian Language -- Dictionaries English
- Italian Language -- Grammar
- Italian Language -- Self Instruction
- Italian Language -- Sound recordings for English speakers
- Italian Language -- Spoken Italian
- Italian Language -- Study And Teaching
- Italian Language -- Textbooks
- Becoming Italian Word by Word
Dianne Hales is author of La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language and writes this blog to teach people even more Italian words and expressions.
- Flickr: Tags / italy / clusters
Offers many photos of Italy. Just search for a location or item in Italian
- Google (Italy)
If you are looking for resources in Italian or in Italy, try searching the Italian Google.
- Language Guide: Italiano
Learn your numbers! Choose i numeri and you will see a page of numbers. Mouseover each one and you will hear its pronunciation in Italian. There are also many other vocabulary pages.
- MIT Libraries: Italian Language News and Magazines
Practice your reading ability!
- National Italian American Foundation
The NIAF promotes Italian American culture and heritage and offers educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel, and mentoring. They have a print page on Online Italian Language Resources.
- Parliamo Italiano Student Companion Website
This textbook companion site offers flash cards for vocabulary and phrases
- Strega Prize
The Fondazione Bellonci awards this annual literary prize.
- Typeit.org: Italian
Need to type some Italian accents into your homework? Type the text here and then cut and paste it into your document.
- Wikipedia (Italian)
This is of course in Italian so that you can practice your language skills and get information about Italy from the source.
You can input a word from major languages and find the English equivalent. It works well for Italian. If you have an english word and want to find it in italian, look it up and then click on the italian link in the left sidemenu.
- Wiktionary: Italian Verbs
Loads of italian verbs already conjugated for you.
This is the Italian version. Look up both English and Italian words.
Listen to or Watch Italian
Listen to streaming audio and video at this Italian radio station.
Includes both television and radio.