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Italian Language: A Guide  

This guide is intended for those interested in improving their written, oral, and listening comprehension in Italian.
Last Updated: Jun 4, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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General Italian Language Resources

The Literatures and Languages Library contains Italian dictionaries, grammar books, Italian readers, and audio tapes.

Champaign-Urbana public libraries are also valuable resources. The Urbana Free Library has a great collection of Italian audio and book tapes as well as DVDs. The Champaign Library also has a small collection of Italian language material.

Basic Textbooks

PC1129.E5 B54 1997 (LLL)
Belloch, Paola and Rosetta D'Angelo. Eccoci!: Beginning Italian.

Q.458.24D628 (Oak Street)
Leone, Paola et. al. Dire Fare Capire: L'italiano come seconda lingua.

455Urls 1993 (Oak Street)
Urbani, Stefano. Senta, Scusi: Programma di comprensione auditiva per l'italiano come lingua straniera con spunti di produzione libera.

458.2421D21o2004 (Main Stacks)
Danesi, Marcel and Danila De Sousa. Opera Italian!: an introduction to Italian through Opera.

458.24221B466p1997 (Main Stacks)
Bettoni, Camilla and Giosi Vicentini. Passegiate italiane: lezioni di italiano.


Learn Italian on the Internet

Beginning Italian Podcasts:


My Daily Phrase Italian


Online Italian Radio Stations:


RAI Radio

Online Italian Television:

RAI News

RAI Click

Other Internet Resources:

Italki Language Exchange

Italian Language Foundation

Italian Studies Librarian

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Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-0076
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