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- Kimberly M., Special Education Teacher
- Arkadelphia, AR
Italian Teacher Resources
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Once your class samples these games, they won't want to stop learning Italian. Eccellente! Effective for beginning and intermediate Italian learners, picking up new words and phrases through this app is an entertaining task.
Italian language learners will pick up the fundamentals with these straightforward practice activities. Class members will hear proper pronunciation and practice matching letter sounds to their characters.
Preparing your class for the Italian advanced placement exam? This article breaks down the different components of the test, paying particular attention to the listening portion. How are you going to build your class's listening comprehension before the exam? Teach your Italian speakers some of these strategies and give them several opportunities to practice.
Kids can pick up Italian vocabulary by repeating words off lists... or they could interact with colorful pictures and audio recordings of native Italian speakers. Try out the second option with this app!
Discover how to use prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. The group views a jovial video on the topic, and then they create a chart of prefix and suffix meanings to identify the meanings of words in a social studies textbook. Rubric and vocabulary terms are listed.
Learners work in a group to design a travel brochure and television commercial for an Italian resort. They role-play having inherited a large sum of money and buying an Italian villa to turn into a resort. Students research geography, transportation, popular leisure activities, sample menus and prices for the resort and include them in the brochure and commercial.
They always say a good writer, writes what they know. Before writing and acting out a script about life in one of three countries, learners fully research and examine culture, language, and stereotypes. In groups they choose to reasearch and write about either France, Italy, or Spain. They then write and perform a script that simulates a journey to one of these three places. Really cool idea!
Foreign language learners decipher the meanings of classified ads in the target language. They investigate a large collage created by the teacher of foreign language advertisements and discuss the content with classmates. Then they create their own classified page by writing in their target language.
High schoolers discover what happened to the Italian Jews during World War II. Using the internet, they research the culture of Italy from the 16th through the 20th century. As a class, they watch two films about the Holocaust and how it relates to Italian Jews. They write a paragraph from the point of view of one of the main characters in either film.
Learners visit Ellis Island Immigration Museum (as a field trip or a virtual visit) and pretend to be Italian immigrants to the United States. They write a journal entry detailing their first week in the United States. They interview an Italian immigrant and record the interview for future discussion. They present a skit related to their experiences as an immigrant.