Book to help English boy learn Italian
Thread poster: Jenny Forbes
| | Russell Jones
Local time: 21:12
Italian to English
| Agree with Russell || Nov 25, 2007 |
Hi Jenny, I would suggest to use the Internet, as Russell says, and the BBC free Italian course seems very good.
Books are kind of boring and obsolete to learn a language, nowadays, especially for children!
| Try with this short list || Nov 25, 2007 |
Usually, I help Italian people with English or French
Anyway, the BBC site is very good, set on English Educational standard, as Russell suggests.
There is also an on-line course on Rai International website, but I never used it, so I can't grant for it, even if it's strictly thought for foreigners living in Italy. http://www.italica.rai.it/lingua/corso.htm
For children, there is a very light linbk I can give you, but it is also for younger children than 12: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
A rather well structured site (free of charge, even if promoted by a school)
A verb lab with the possibility to build the irregulars (but it is all in Italian, it can be used as a support to study this Grammar section), but you should already understand something. An impressive point: it is created and renewed by the University of Toronto
After the first basical level steps, exercises (even with songs), passages, etc at http://webs.racocatala.cat/llengua/it/index.html
Very good, attractive and easy:
I hope I could be helpful. Let me know if you really need a book, but it's not so funny for a child.
Keep on films, cartoons, websites. It's easier.
If he loves HP, try with it, but a further step. The translation is not so easy as it may seems ans some passages have been changed from the orginal to optimize it, so...
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| In case you prefer a book... || Nov 25, 2007 |
I highly recommend
"Uno" Corso comunicativo di italiano per stranieri, (exercises book and learning book) there are 2 levels, "Uno" and "Due"
By Bonacci Editore
I use it for teaching Italian and in my opinion it is very good.
[Edited at 2007-11-25 22:08]
Thank you, everyone, for your good ideas and advice which I shall pass on to my friend.
Grazie e Auguri,
| | Marta Bevanda
Local time: 22:12
English to Italian