Italian

Best Dictionaries

 

From the web - Collins Italian Dictionary

For Mobile - Dict.cc

 

Beginners Material

Italian with LingQ – Based on how Steve Kauffman learns languages, Lingq is a system built around building up your listening & reading. All courses are available in with audio, as well as being able to click on any unknown word to get its definition. LingQ offers a wide range of lessons, but the best thing about this site is that you can import your own lessons, take charge of your own learning and learn from interesting content. Because you can control what you are learning from, this system can be used from beginner right up to the advanced stages.

Italianpod101 – This is a great place to start as a beginners with podcasts, dialogues, full line by line audio, transcripts as well as posts about cultural insights and aspects of the language

Teachyourself: Complete Italian – This book comes with 25 chapters full on a wide range of topics, building up from the basic, “hello, how are you?”, building you up to more complicated and difficult topics later in the book. Comes with full transcripts and vocabulary lists.

Italian Short stories for Beginners – 8 short Italian stories using a limited vocabulary designed to help Beginner learners of Italian acquire vocabulary through reading.  Short manageable chapters, as well as audio and vocab lists for each story. There is also a book 2.

Intermediate Materials

Italian Conversations  – Italian conversations is a series of dialogues based around story at natural speed. Made on Stephen Krashen’s language theory of comprehensible input, Italian conversations gives you real Italian, that you can use in every day life and is based on an engaging story to keep you coming back for more. Each conversation is also accompanied by a transcript, as well as vocabulary lists.
Glossika Italian – Glossika Teaches through mass sentences along with full transcripts and audio. I recommend you have a bit of knowledge of how the language works, in order to be able to break sentences down. Its for this reason I don’t recommend glossila to complete beginners.

Italian Short Stories for Intermediate Learners – Similar to the Beginners short stories, only at a higher difficulty aimed at intermediate learners.

Other

 

Podcast Italiano - Podcast on a wide range of interesting topics completely in Italian (with full transcripts to every episode). Great for learning from authentic & interesting content. 

Italiano Automatico - Another podcast, this time on personal development & language learning (transcripts included). 

In Italia - A TV program designed specifically for learners. Follows the story of an immagrant family and their friends living in Italy, and each episode comes with a full transcript.

Modern Italian Grammar – This grammar book of modern Italian, is at a reasonable price, not too heavy and best of all, it has a ton of exercises & examples with Italian and English translations.

Hellotalk – What better way to practice texting, than with native speakers.

Do you have any great resources for Italian that I missed off? Let me know in the comments below!

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