Italian Teacher Resources

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How Many Languages Do You Speak When You Speak English?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What do the words pizza, broccoli, and ciao have in common? Why they are all English words that originally came from Italian. Ask your middle schoolers to guess the origins of a list of words by matching the word with the language from...
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Strategies for Developing Listening Skills in the AP Italian Course

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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Learn Italian - MindSnacks

For Students 1st - Higher Ed
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.
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Weather and Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Use pictures and manipulatives to develop vocabulary with your beginning language learners. This plan can be used with foreign language learners (although you'll have to provide the vocabulary), English language learners, or a young...
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Classified Advertisements: Target Language Practice

For Teachers 1st - 12th
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...
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Google Translate

For Students 1st - 12th
Not sure how to translate a word, phrase, or paragraph? No worries. Simply paste in, type, or dictate your text, select the initial and desired language, and up pops your translation. Better yet, the app will read the text to you in most...
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Time Capsule: Oral Presentation

For Teachers 1st - 12th
A great way to gain proficiency when learning a new language is to prepare an oral presentation.  In this foreign language lesson, pairs collaborate to develop a Time Capsule which they present to their class using their target language.  
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Italian Word Find

For Students 6th - 8th
In this foreign language worksheet, students find the words associated with the Italian language. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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Italian Culture Word Search

For Students 4th - 7th
In this word search worksheet, students search for terms related to Italy and Italian culture. The words include important places, products and languages.
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Design a Resort: Italian Villa

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students 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,...
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Practicing and Administering the Speaking Section of the AP World Language Exams

For Teachers 12th
Will you be proctoring an advanced placement test this year? Optimize testing conditions and increase scores with these suggestions. Organized by scenario, this article is an easy read.
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Culinary Culture

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Italian culture and italian food go together. Have small groups find out all about food-related culture through research and translation. Class members conduct online research, create glossaries, find and translate recipes for a class...
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Geography Now! Malta

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
It's Catholic, Arabic, French and Italian—in short, Malta's identity is a complex amalgamation of its historical influences. The island archipelago off the coast of Italy is so scenic, it's regularly used for filming television shows and...
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An Introduction to Sonnets

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Designed for AP English, this presentation begins with the definition of a sonnet, information about the various types of sonnets, as well as a history of the sonnet. Viewers then have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and...
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If Paintings Could Talk: Art and Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers learn about the artist Canaletto, play a vocabulary game, and create a landscape using collage technique. Background information on the artist is provided along with instructions for the game and vocabulary words to...
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Languages of the World 2

For Students 5th - 6th
In this geography worksheet, students investigate the languages spoken in different countries of the world. Students read the names of 20 countries and write the principal language of each country.
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Languages of the World

For Students 4th - 6th
In this languages of the world worksheet, learners skillfully match a wide variety of thirty countries to the languages spoken in each country at the present time.
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Day Ten: The Dating Game

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students participate in a game show to practice language. In this language lesson plan, students create their own Dating Game. Based on their level of language acquisition, students create commercials, make questions, become contestants,...
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In the Original Words

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine primary documents regarding the Holocaust. For this World War II lesson, students read and translate primary documents in their original language regarding the Holocaust. Learners discuss the content of the documents.
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Foods and Beverages

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students practice ordering food in a new language.  In this food vocabulary lesson, students utilize the information from their previous lesson to create entire conversations about going to get food, as opposed to just the vocabulary...
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The Rooms in a Home

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Enhance your foreign language students' skills to describe a house. After reading a description of rooms in a house in their target language, they work to answer corresponding questions correctly. Additionally, they view a PowerPoint...
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What I need for School

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
You can use this lesson with English language learners, a young language arts class, or speakers of a foreign language. The phrases learned are I need and I don't need. The teacher collects several items around the room, and learners...
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Italian Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Italian culture and food. They repeat phrases in Italian, watch a short video excerpt on Italian pasta, and repeat pasta names in Italian with a partner.
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Italian Culture

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students are exposed to a part of Italian little "c": Cuisine. They learn the different kinds of pasta and some ingredients to make the sauce.