Here are a few language study materials, sites and resources that my students and I have found useful when seeking to hone the four skills necessary for fluency: Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking. Let me know about your tried-and-true favorites as I continue to compile these lists to share with fellow Italian learners & speakers. Buono studio!
- News in Slow Italian – Subscription-based content: authentic audio input, grammar, exercises, voice record and play-back feature to track your pronunciation progress
- Mediaset’s MelaVerde program – Watch full episodes or short clips of this series for information about regional ingredients and local traditions in Italy.
- L’Italo-Americano – a weekly newspaper published in San Francisco (paper and e-format) featuring articles in English and Italian that cover a vast array of topics including events, culture, tradition, travel, people art, food and history with an emphasis on cross-cultural exchange between Italy and the US. This is a great subscription-based resource for students of all levels.
- MasterChef Italia on YouTube – Experience the drama of Italy’s amateur cooks competition starting with Stagione 1, Puntata 1 (Season 1, Episode 1) and watch each season as it becomes available…
Movies (List being compiled & updated…)
- Il Postino
- La Tigre e La Neve
- Il fioraio
Music (updating list for best enunciation for student comprehension…)
- Irene Grandi
- Vinicio Capossela
- Vasco Rossi