Resources for Italian

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Sitios Interattivos
Grammatica

Divertimento

Abilità di ascolto
Notizie
Video
Lettura
Ricerca
Ricorso al role
Risorses per maestros
Text and Voice Chat

Vocabulario
Writing and Composition/Rhetoric
Comprehensive Sites
Sites Students Can Contribute to (authentic production)


Sitios Interattivos






Grammatica







Divertimento







Abilità di ascolto







Notizie
Euronews A news round-up in Italian and other languges. This site is maintained by the Lyon-based Euronews company, which is now owned by ITN. The news is presented here from a European perspective: http://www.euronews.net/it
La Repubblica The Web version of the popular Italian newspaper: http://www.repubblica.it
La Stampa Online newspaper http://www.lastampa.it/redazione/default.asp




Video
Ashcombe School's Language College Modern Foreign Languages pages Video quizzes and links to other resources http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/Curriculum/modlang/italian/index_it.htm
Internet Archive Non-English Video large collection of videos and video links mostly in German and French and some Italian http://www.archive.org/details/foreignlanguagevideos





Lettura
Decameron Web site dedicated to Boccaccio's masterpiece http://www.brown.edu/Research/Decameron
La Libreria di Dora Online biographies of Italian authors and reviews of Italian literature, including essays, novels, and music http://www.italialibri.net/



Ricerca






Rcorso al role






Risorses per maestros
Goethe Vocabulary Tests site is not interactive, offers tests and answer sheets but can generate the tests with any two language combinations (e.g. Spanish - Italian) http://www.goethe-verlag.com/tests/index1.htm
Edulinks by Antonio Marsano a webliography of education related sites in Italian. Good for content-based instruction. http://www.edulinks.it/




Text and Voice Chat
UniLang Language Community website with free courses in various languages (including Italian) (source language English) with online exercises and chat and forums http://www.unilang.org/






Vocabulario
All Dict Online collaborative dictionary project Students can help! http://www.dicts.info/
Language Games site with various word games such as hangman, crossword puzzles and word searches http://www.languagegames.org/la/italian.asp
Study Stack Italian - Web 2.0 application in which you can use any of the activities already there or you can create one! http://www.studystack.com/Italian






Comprehensive Sites
BBC Languages Italian online course and other resources mostly for beginners http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/. Lots of online language learning materials at various levels from the BBC
Language Guide.org site dedicated to beginner-intermediate vocabulary, grammar and reading lessons. It is a collaborative site, meaning students can participate adding content. http://www.languageguide.org/
UniLang Language Community website with free courses in various languages (including Italian) (source language English) with online exercises and chat and forums http://www.unilang.org/
Italian Language Guide - Comprehensive guide for learning Italian (source language English) http://www.italianlanguageguide.com/


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La Stampa - Online newspaper http://www.lastampa.it/redazione/default.asp

Sites Students Can Contribute to (authentic production)
All Dict Online collaborative dictionary project Students can help! http://www.dicts.info/
Nibipedia a site created and run by two guys in a garage (much the way Microsoft started). The purpose of this site is to link educationally-valuable video (mostly from YouTube) with relevant Wikipedia articles and/or related videos. Students can add "nibs" (links to other videos or articles) http://nibipedia.com/
Voice Thread Here you can upload images or videos for others to comment on. The main page is at http://voicethread.com/ One example of a good school activity is at a thread called "What Could It Mean?" at http://voicethread.com/share/48359
Wikispaces This site is a wiki created at Wikispaces. All tools are online. Use of wikispaces' basic functions is free. Students can collaboratively create entire websites about topics that are lacking on the Web. http://www.wikispaces.com/
Wiktionary companion project to Wikipedia. Online multilingual dictionaries that anyone can edit. http://wiktionary.org/**
Second Life: The fastest growing Multi User Virtual Environment (MUVE) on the Web, a 3D virtual world that you can explore in the guise of your chosen avatar. Students can create spaces and objects here. http://www.secondlife.com.


Italian Page Collaborators



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Leigh Thelmadatter
leigh@itesm.mx / osamadre@hotmail.com