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As Italy is the seventh largest world economy, employers are increasingly seeking graduates who speak Italian. Understanding and speaking Italian can be hugely beneficial in several career sectors including: the culinary arts, interior design, fashion, graphic design, furniture design, engineering, shipbuilding, construction machinery, and transportation.

In addition, according to UNESCO, Italy is home to over 60% of the world's art treasures. Some of the most famous Western artists, from Giotto to Michelangelo, were Italian. Knowledge of Italian is vital to understanding this art within its historical context, and will enable you to fully appreciate Italy's rich culture.

Resources in the Language Resources Centre

Italian Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for Italian that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:

 

  • Book
  • Audio CD/DVD
  • Films/TV

In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.

Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.

Beginners

Learning Italian Online
Online resources for Italian learners from Beginners to Advanced

BBC Italian
Content-rich BBC site dedicated to Italian language learning.

Utoronto
A constructive website to practise listening and grammar skills, in particular the tenses.

Rete 1
This website comprises a number of exercises relevant to the chapters of Rete 1 (Guerra Edizioni).

One World Italiano
This website offers a general and complete course in Italian, introducing grammar, vocabulary and culture. Students at Level 1 should focus on units 1 to 15. Students at level 2 should focus on units 16-18.

L’Italiano in Famiglia
Learn Italian with the Fappani family’s sitcom (20 episodes).

In Italia
This is an excellent website for learners of Italian of all abilities. Find various activities accompanied by videos.

Forvo
Another helpful website for pronunciation practice, again for Italian students of all levels.

Italian-Verbs
A useful website to practice verb conjugations.

Celi.Integrazioni
Online course materials and exercises for beginners including listening activities.

ADGBLOG
Offers a wide variety of activities, ranging from grammar exercises to videos and songs in Italian.

Impariamo L'Italiano
Interactive exercises, including activities based on audio-visual material such as video clips.

Locuta.com
A good website for anyone interested in Italian phonetics and pronunciation of words.

Zanichelli
A fun and colourful series of interactive exercises to revise basis Italian vocabulary.

Puntolingua
Grammar exercises for all levels.

To learn free / Italian
A database offering a wide variety of online exercises for all levels.

Duolingo
Start practicing Italian with many language exercises.

Online Picture Dictionary
Learn a wide range of vocabulary.

Italiano online
A wide variety of grammar exercises.

Intermediate

Learning Italian Online
Online resources for Italian learners from Beginners to Advanced

In Italia
This is an excellent website for learners of Italian of all abilities. Find various activities accompanied by videos.

Matdid
A great website providing texts to read and exercises to do.

Forvo
Another helpful website for pronunciation practice, again for Italian students of all levels.

Parliamoitaliano
General vocabulary activities for intermediate learners.

Italiano-Elledue
Grammar exercises for upper-intermediate levels.

Baby Flash
Games and playful activities to reinforce Italian grammar and vocabulary.

Puntolingua
Grammar exercises for all levels.

Italiano On-Line
A wide variety of grammar exercises.

To learn free / Italian
A database offering a wide variety of online exercises for all levels.

Free language tutorials
Offers all sorts of vocabulary lists, including verbs and tenses.

Italian encounter
Ideal to revise Italian grammar in an informal way.

Duolingo
Start practising Italian with many language exercises.

Advanced

Learning Italian Online
Online resources for Italian learners from Beginners to Advanced

Eserciziario per corsi medi e avanzati
General grammar exercises.

The Italian Electronic Classroom
This website is a project of Centro Studi Italiani, aimed at providing free on-line, useful information on difficult aspects of the Italian language.

In Italia
This is an excellent website for learners of Italian of all abilities. Find various activities accompanied by videos.

Forvo
Another helpful website for pronunciation practice, again for Italian students of all levels.

Learn Italian Videos
Videos and listening comprehension activities for advanced students.

Pianetascuola
Vocabulary resources for advanced students.

Puntolingua
Grammar exercices for all levels.

Clessidra
A good variety of revision activities for advanced levels.

To learn free / Italian
A database offering a wide variety of online exercises for all levels.

Duolingo
Start practicing Italian with many language exercises.

Dictionaries/Reference

Word Reference
English-Italian Dictionary

Dizionari Corriere

Italian pictorial vocabulary guide

Portale Treccani
Italian dictionary and encyclopedia.

Glossary of medical terms
An online English/Italian translator of medical terms.

Bab.la dictionary
Portal offering 37 dictionaries, including bilingual English-Italian dictionary. Beside translation, addition information is provided such as synonyms, sample & context sentences, pronunciation and conjugation.

Culture

Portale Treccani
Treccani’s portal on social sciences and history, arts and literature, sports, natural sciences and technologies.

Liber liber
Audiovisual library: the classics of Italian literature in PDF.

Storia dell'arte
This website focuses on the history of art..

Italian tourism site
This is the official website of the Italian government Tourist Board.

Cinematografo.it
All about contemporary Italian cinema.

Cinecittà Luce
Film archives.

Teatro.org
Website dedicated to theatre.

Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca
Website of the Italian Ministry of Education.

MYmovies
This website is dedicated to film reviews.

Artribune
Aimed at both intermediate and advanced-level students; this website is perfect for those interested in art and contemporary culture.

Giallo Zafferano
Fancy Italian cousine

Fumettologica
Website dedicated to comics and pop culture.

Media Games Study Italian at King's

Evening Language Courses
Members of the public can study Italian at King's at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Assessed Modules
Doing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree? You can take a Italian course as part of your studies (all levels).

Tailor-made Tuition
We offer tailor-made courses in Italian for individuals and groups.

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