Information on learning Italian

To the students of the Italian Course.                                                            April 16, 2016

 

As we talked about at the last Cultural group meeting with a few of the students in the class, here are the links to some of the videos and sites to help you review your Italian lessons.

I have collected and copied some of these lessons in a folder in my Google drive that I have used in the last 2 summers to introduce the language  to the middle school students that participate in the Youth Ambassador Exchange Program (part of Walnut Creek Sister Cities program with Noceto (PM).

The 2015-2016 YAE Italian and Hungarian students were here this week. This concludes a very successful   and enjoyable exchange and now we get to work for the 2016-2017 exchange.

The folder name is YAE- Noceto Language videos and audios

The link is:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B6thKAf0v59ofl9iOGJDbmFsNkV5X1YwY3Q3cGIwV0tDMkpxWHQwYmxCMkZUN0QweWFCSDA

and it should be viewable to anyone with the link.

The subfolders are:

Video   https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B6thKAf0v59ofl9iOGJDbmFsNkV5X1YwY3Q3cGIwV0tDMkpxWHQwYmxCMkZUN0QweWFCSDA

Rich Steve Italian Phrase book    (This is a folder where I read the pages from the book I gave the students that they take with them to Italy)

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B6thKAf0v59oflRKRnJsV05KbFVJb3ZLRmk3Y0lhcDdVTEViVTJDVm1pbS1mZElQd3VCdTQ

and the Italian Living Course CDs both in CD format and Mp3 in subfolders, here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B6thKAf0v59oOWstZ3NGSmdMWk0

 

 

 

 

 

I copied these videos from YouTube and if you have problem accessing the Google Drive here are the original links and the sequence.

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 1 – Self  Introductions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg3v35MHZSE

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 2 – Italian Manners

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMgeHhIkY24

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 3 – Greetings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VHbFhXvmqM

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 4 – Excuse me, do you speak English ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8P7ztVF_jM

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 5 – Apologizing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKyToI9v-bA

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 6 – Numbers 1-10  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DLK985faHQ

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 7 – Numbers 11-100  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjw6PSC9x9o

 

Italiano in Tre Minuti – Lesson 8 – How Much http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8obUlNNhHs4

 

 

 

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  Definite Articles and Possession

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpMZc0uOWrQ&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Shopping

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux2OmagwVW8&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Compliments and Congratulations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Act7_sYh0&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Travel Phrases in Italian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs5eaPbEGm0&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njjpz97V7cU&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6lpFyfPpIM&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Grammar Basics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vQJyxV0G94&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Grammar Basics 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dylh6H5g7uM&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

 

 

Learn Italian by Txxytu  – Reflexive Verbs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Oi8CQS2sV8&list=PL167F8377A61D3CAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are hundreds of resources on the Internet to learn Italian. Some are completely free, some are free for sample lessons and some are subscription only.

The Italiano in tre minuti are the free lessons from  http://www.italianpod101.com/

The offer a variety of courses.

 

DuoLingo

https://www.duolingo.com/course/it/en/Learn-Italian-Online

offers language courses (in dozens of language) in most platforms. I think that currently they are all free.

 

Free Italian lessons and Italian Children’s Stories

http://www.theitalianexperiment.com/

 

This is a very innovative site with a large free sample.

https://www.newsinslowitalian.com/italian-for-beginners/act1/una-nuova-avventura

https://www.newsinslowitalian.com/

 

Here is sites with private lessons using Skype:

http://www.verbalplanet.com/learn-italian.asp

https://www.livelingua.com/italian-lessons.php

http://www.scuolaleonardo.com/italian-language-lessons-on-skype.html

https://www.italki.com/teachers/italian

 

 

Here are a few of the language exchange sites where you can exchange to teach English (or another language) with an Italian that will teach you Italian using Skype or other methods:

http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/

http://www.conversationexchange.com/

http://www.language-exchanges.org/

http://it-it.wespeke.com/impara-le-lingue-online/impara-linglese.html

 

 

Italian Verbs Conjugation

http://www.italian-verbs.com/italian-verbs.htm

 

http://italian.about.com/

 

http://www.sapere.it/sapere.html

 

http://becomingitalianwordbyword.typepad.com/becomingitalian/

 

Italian English Dictionaries

http://www.wordreference.com/enit/

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/

http://www.larousse.com/en/dictionaries/english-italian

http://dizionari.corriere.it/     (directory of dictionaries)

 

Vocabolario Italiano

 

http://www.treccani.it/vocabolario/

 

Basta per ora !

I am going to put this up in our website at  http://www.italianamericanclub.org/latest-news-2/information-on-learning-italian/      in a semi private page so that if you  recommend a site, I can update the page and we can all see it.

 

Joe