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Garden Path

RESOURCES 

TRANSLATIONS:

Wordreference - also available as App on Iphone  

BLOGS AND WEBSITES: 

Dianne Hales. 

Author of a couple of books. She has an English/ Italian blog but she stopped posting in 2022. Plenty of interesting articles though to still read through. 

 

Una studentessa matta

She writes mostly in Italian (advanced) and sometimes English

 

Verb conjugation 

 

Lingua.com 

This site offers tools and resources you need to make learning a language easy and fun. You will find interactive resources that vary from reading, listening, grammar, vocabulary, and dictation. 

 

VIDEOS: 

Yabla 

This site offers Videos at various levels. It’s possible to slow down the speaking, add subtitles in both languages and some videos have exercise and vocab.  Annual Fee of $99. Sign up for newsletter.

 

GAMES/APPS: 

Duolingo

Babbel

Quizlet

Digital Dialects (beginners)

NEWSLETTER: 

Italian with Cher

This site requires a $5 subscription to actual receive real content 

One Italian Word a Day


 

BOOKS:

GRAMMAR 

Practice makes perfect. Basic Italian 3rd edition by Alessandra Visconti 

Easy Italian Step by Step by Paola Nanni Tate (grammar)

Italian Verb Drills by Paola Nanni Tate (grammar)

Italian Grammar Drills by Paola Nanni Tate (grammar)

 

READING:

Easy Italian Reader by Riccarda Saggese

The book gets a little harder every story. 

 

La Bella Lingua by Diane Hales 

(History of Italian Language, in english)

 

Luigi e Antonio

Easy reader, beginners A1 

 

I calzini di Nabi

Easy reader, beginners A1

 

Rhumus a Roma

Easy reader, beginners A2

 

Italian Short Stories For Beginners Volume 1 by  Touri Language 

 

Italian Short Stories for Beginners Volume 2 by Touri Language 

 

NON AMAZON SOURCES FOR BOOKS: 

Applause learning 

This site offers a broad selection of easy readers at every level. 

 

Libereria Pino:

This site offers a broad selection of easy readers and normal books for fluent readers. They have a brick and mortar location in San Francisco. 

 

PODCASTS:   * Please notice the links below are from Spotify* 

 

Quattro stagioni con Laura by Alessandra Pasqui. 

About travel mostly. she talks fairly slow. Beginners to intermediate vocabulary 

https://en.podcastquattrostagioni.ch for translation. 

 

Con parole nostre 

intermediate level. Brief episodes. 

 

Speak Italiano.Pensieri e parole. 

Brief episodes. Slowish italian. She has a bit of an accent. Interesting, varied topics. 

 

Italian stories in italian. 

Beginners, intermediate. Slow. Interesting. 

 

Intagliando storie: 

Storytelling. Interesting. Beginners to Intermediate. Some famous stories, others less,     adapted for language. 

In some episodes she gives level of fluency (example A1). https://italiandolearnitalianwithsilvia.com/

 

Italiano in 7 minuti

not so slow. various topics, including modi di dire, vocab, culture, etc. Available on you tube 

 

MOVIES AND TV SERIES:

 

Incastrati- Framed (netflix)
2 series. Short 25 minute episodes, comic murder mystery

 

La legge secondo Lidia Poet- The law according to Lidia Poet  (netflix) 

Murder mystery, 8 episode based on the first female lawyer 

 

Una semplice domanda  (netflix) 

 

My brother, my sister  (netflix)
 

Nostalgia (amazon prime) 

 

An astrological Guide for broken hearts (Netflix) 

 

Toscana

 

Jumping from High Places 

 

Luna Nera 

 

Love e Gelato (available in Italian) 

 

The price of family 

 

Luna Park 


 

BEGINNERS SONGS:

 

La Vasca di Alex Britti 

https://www.adgblog.it/2011/12/12/5050100-e-oltre-canzoni-per-imparare-litaliano/

On future and present tense 

 

La luna Piena:

present + sapere 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD9Huc3DG7M

https://www.adgblog.it/2010/06/14/italiano-con-le-canzoni-luna-piena/

 

La ragazza tipica italiana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9CEAUCaecA

https://www.adgblog.it/2010/08/10/italiano-con-le-canzoni-la-tipica-ragazza-italiana/

 

Con le mani

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVwAr24bNSI

https://www.adgblog.it/2010/04/12/italiano-con-le-canzoni-le-mani-di-zucchero/

 

Felicita’:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHDT45RLwyE

 

Baciami ancora: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs2ytGrvcZc

 

Un raggio di sole: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xcqpqolxhY

 

La canzone del sole: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veG3EprdqZo

 

COOKING:

Giallo Zafferano 

You can select the language (English or Italian)- app available but only in Italian

Some recipes have videos 

 

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