The Collins Italian Dictionary has 182,000 words and phrases with 247,000 translations. It is an easy-to-use dictionary for Italian-English, in addition to a variety of other languages. Includes a translator and games to help improve language skills!
Read Italian websites and much more with this awesome dictionary that allows you to click on words and get their immediate translation. On the main page, choose the respective languages (i.e. Italian–English), and insert the website you want to read! Lingro also remembers your recent vocabulary searches so you can return and review words you have defined.
The WordReference English-Italian Dictionary is a living, growing dictionary. It contains over 50,000 terms and 100,000 translations in both English and Italian and continues to grow and improve. In Italian-English, thousands more terms that are not included in the main dictionary can be found in the WordReference Italian-English forum questions and answers. If you still cannot find a term, you can ask in the forums where many native English and Italian speakers from around the world love assisting others to find the right translation!
Type a word in the search box above to look up a word.
This website offers a great thesaurus for Italian words. All you need to do is type in the word for which you need a synonym or antonym and a list of both will be generated for you! This website also offers many other helpful grammar tools, such as a verb-conjugator and a rhyming tool.
Test Your Language Level
The following resources will help you determine your language level, practice for exams, or understand the certificates you need to attend Italian Colleges and Universities.Most exams to apply to undergraduate or graduate schools are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the international standard for describing language ability. Find out what level you are or need to have.
The ILUSS website offers both quick and in-depth tests for Italian-learners to explore. The quick tests briefly gage grammar level while the in-depth test includes grammar, reading, listening, and vocabulary.
This website provides several practice tests for each chapter of the Oggi In Italia textbook that students of Intensive and Intermediate Italian will use to learn the language. Other helpful guides are also available for each chapter.
This site offers tests for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of Italian. Varying tests within each proficiency level are offered as well: grammar, vocabulary, and pronounciation.
Resources for All Language Learners
These resources are related to cultural literacy, especially within entertainment and the media. Some podcasts may be of particular interest to certain corresponding majors or just interesting subjects—find one that “speaks” to you! These also include vocabulary, speaking and writing practice. Some of these resources come in the form of smartphone apps (for both iPhone and Android), allowing for fun language-learning on the go.
Grammar and Vocabulary
Anki - Flashcards Anki is a free program that allows you to create your own flashcards from which to study vocabulary, conjugations, or grammar. Flashcards can be downloaded from Quizlet, and Anki can be used on multiple devices, so you can practice on the go! The program allows you to categorize the cards by how well you know the information, presenting cards you are less familiar with more frequently and helping you learn more quickly!
Quizlet - Flashcards A great website to create your own vocabulary lists, print flashcards, test yourself with the “testmaker”, combine lists to study a select number of words from the last semester, etc. Can also be used for individual classes, and as an app on your mobile device.
Italian Flashcards This website provides a collection of flashcards to improve your vocabulary in different topics. It also offers the possibility to play online games in order to have fun while learning the language. A mobile app is available through the App Store for Android and iPhone. Level: A1-B2
Italian Grammar This website has detailed explanations for all Italian grammar concepts. Helpful and throrough examples and descriptions are provided for anything from pronouns and conjugations to demonstrative adjectives! The website also has other useful tools, including vocabulary, language tools, cultural information, and much more.
Word of the Day! This website generates a different Italian word daily, providing a quick way to learn new vocabulary! Along with the word itself, the website provides an English definition, the word's part of speech, Italian pronunciations, and both Italian and English examples of the verb used in context. There are options to sign up through various social media websites to receive the word of the day at your convenience!
Virgilio Parole This website offers a variety of helpful grammar and vocabulary tools, including a verb-conjugator, rhyming tool, thesaurus, and much more. If you're beginning to write in Italian, this website is a great resource that can help make your writing smoother and sophisticated! Level: B1-C2
Throughout this 50-lesson "Beginner Level" series you will learn how to greet people, introduce and talk about yourself, ask questions, dealing with restaurants and hotels, how to ask the time, formal and informal modes, present tense verbs, articles, pronouns, adverbs, and adjectives. You will hear Italian spoken in a variety of "real-life" situations.
In these weekly podcasts, lasting about 2-3 minutes each, listeners can learn about current events and Italian grammar and expressions, all at a slow enough pace for beginning students to understand each word.
This website allows you to listen to poems from a huge selection of languages and countries read by their authors. It also provides written translations in several languages depending on the poem. An excellent resource for all language learners to improve listening and reading skills.
Speaking & Conversation
Italian Table - Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:30pm All students of Italian are welcome to join Italian Table every Wednesday for extra practice speaking outside of class!
Learn Italian with OUINO™ - Youtube Develop speaking skills further by practicing with the "conversation" videos. These videos are a good way to perfect pronounciation and understanding, and students can go at a pace with which they feel comfortable! Other videos concerning vocabulary and grammar are available on this playlist. Level: A1-A2
Pronunciation Guide A simple guide to help learn the pronunciation of Italian vowels, letters, and words.
Meetup.com Search for an Italian community nearby, whether you're home, at school, or on vacation. You can sign up to be notified of when members of the community will meet, in addition to which events they will be attending. Attending events with community members is a great way to practice speaking with varying types of conversation.
Read Italian websites and much more with this awesome dictionary that allows you to click on words and get their immediate translation. On the main page, choose the respective languages (i.e. Italian–English), and insert the website you want to read!
This blog is a great way for beginners to read Italian and learn about the culture as well! The blog contains almost-daily entries about topics rangings from places in Italy to specific grammar-breakdowns of the language. All entries that are written in Italian are accompanied by and English translation for better comprehension.
Visual Media - Film & Video Collection
RAI - Italian Radio and Television This is the official website for Italian TV and Radio broadcasting. Here you can find links to Italy’s public TV stations, stream radio online (including podcasts), and find news on a variety of subjects.
Resources for Advanced Language Learners
The following resources include bibliographies and citation help, research databases for locating scholarly publications as well as selected online journals in fields from poetry and music to history and journalism.
These resources are mainly meant to help teachers and tutors to prepare for daily classes - from creating and/or printing ready-made worksheets to integrating the newest google tools into language and literature classes. Bard's Foreign Language Tutors are invited to upload their favorite activities to this website by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org Students are welcome to use these resources to study, help a classmate, or teach other language learners.
General Teaching Resources
Esercizi d'Italiano This website offers many exercises for Italian grammar with solutions, and clear charts and explanations of these grammar concepts. Level: A1-B2
Grammatica italiana Grammatica italiana is a website that is divided into sections according to the basic grammar concepts in Italian. Within these sections are a series of charts, exercises, explanations, and images to help language learners in the most efficient way.
Heinle Cengage Learning Center This website provides a helpful chapter-by-chapter guide through the Oggi In Italia textbook that students of Intensive and Intermediate Italian will use to learn the language. Each chapter offers practice tests, along with textbook audio files, video activity worksheets, other links related to the chapter, and web search activities.
Impariamo l’Italiano Impariamo l’italiano is a free website for all those interested in learning Italian. It offers exercises, online grammar tests, vocabulary, and insight into Italian culture. Games, videos, and audio resources are also available for free.
Mondadori Education - Italiano per stranieri Mondadori Education offers a collection of exercises to download for every language level. These exercises include grammatical structure, written, oral, and reading components of the language. Level: A1-C2
Pinterest Collect resources for learning about the target culture with this virtual bulletin board; create a class board, where all students can "pin" images or websites that could later be used to spur discussion.
Tourbuilder Tour Builder is a tool to tell a story. It is a new way to show people the places you've visited (literally, virtually or in a text), and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.
tumblr Really simple for people to make a blog and put whatever they want on it. Stories, photos, GIFs, TV shows, links, quips, dumb jokes, smart jokes, Spotify tracks, mp3s, videos, fashion, art, deep stuff. Tumblr is 229 million different blogs, filled with literally whatever.
Games Folder This folder contains worksheets with fun games for beginning and proficient language learners!
Vocabulary & Grammar Folder This folder contains a variety of worksheets and charts covering vocabulary and grammar for beginning and proficient language learners!
Literature & Culture Folder This folder contains activities, worksheets, and other files pertaining to cultural topics such as music, politics, general knowledge, and more!
LyricGaps This is a fun way to learn Italian words and improve listening skils! Fill in the gaps of songs as they play aloud.
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Learning Commons Tutoring
There are no dedicated Language Center tutors for the Classics program, but you can schedule a one-on-one subject tutoring session through the Learning Commons using the form below. Schedule a Session Learning Commons Website