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501 Italian Verbs
Colaneri & Luciani
Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. © 1992

A tu per tu
Gene DeKovic & Stephen Popolizio
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1988
Contemporary Italy as seen through actual interviews by Gene DeKovic

All’Avventura!
St. Paul, MN: EMC Corporation © 1993
Four, short (27–28 page) Italian-language readers each containing a complete adventure story with illustrations, questions, and vocabulary list; for beginning-intermediate students; general theme of series: a group of friends (exchange students) encounter unexpected experiences and adventures during a stay in Italy.

Series Titles:

Destinazione Italia
Sulla strada del contrabbando
Avventura in Toscana
Pericolo sulla Costa Amalfitana

 

Baedecker’s Florence
The Automobile Association © 2000
209-page travel guide (with separate 37" × 25" laminated map) originally published by Baedecker Osfilden.

Beginner’s Italian Reader
Daniel Rolfs
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1990
Everyday life experiences of young Italian people

Beginner’s Italian Reader: Teacher’s Guide
Daniel Rolfs
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1990

Bianco e Nero: Film Study Program
Roberta Tabanelli & Cristina Villa
New York: Edizioni Farinelli Publishers © 2013

Cassell’s Italian Dictionary: Italian–English/English–Italian
New York: Funk and Wagnalls © 1967

Ciao Italia
Anno III, Nos. 1–3, 5–8
Anno IV, Nos. 1–8
Italy: European Language Institute © 1990, 1991
First-year-level Italian language magazine; colorful comic book format

Ciao, Professore!
Elda Buonanno
New York: Edizioni Farinelli © 2006
Film Study Program; step-by-step approach to learning beginner’s Italian through film study. 56 pages.

Cuthbertson Verb Wheel
Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Co. © 1933
Gives conjugations of irregular verbs

Il dizionario dei gesti italiani
Bruno Munari
Rome: AdnKronos Libri © 1994

Il dizionario della lingua italiana
Devoto & Oli
Firenze: Le Monnier © 1990

Dizionario per immagini
Marco Mezzadri
Perugia: Guerra Edizioni © 1998
Clip art/cartoon-style illustrations of about 2000 Italian words grouped thematically into 72 units, from basic vocabulary to expressions associated with specific scenarios of daily life; vocabulary listed in numbered charts outside of the illustrations themselves, so that art work may be used in isolation for ease of use in other contexts; 140 pages.

Easy Italian Crossword Puzzles
Nancy Parato Goldhagen & Richard Goldhagen
Lincolnwood, IL: Passport Books © 1990

English Grammar for Students of Italian 2nd edition
Sergio Adorni & Karen Primorac
Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press © 1995

Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy
DK Publishing, Inc. © 1996, 1997

Faccia a faccia
Laura Ulisse
Roma: Bonacci editore © 1997
Collection of diverse, communicative activities intended for use at the elementary-intermediate levels; features small-group and pair work exercises that promote practice in spontaneous speech; 66 pages.

The Foreign Language Teacher’s Handbook: Aiming for Proficiency in Italian
Carmela Taliercio, Rosemary L. Haigh, Patricia A. Lennon, & Douglas E. Moore
Elmont, NY: Proficiency Press Co. © 1992, 1991

Grammatica avanzata della Lingua Italiana con esercizi
Nocchi & Tartaglione
Firenze, IT: Alma Edizioni © 2006
Aided at students who already have a good grasp of Italian and would like to perfect their language skills; 206 pages.

Grammatica pratica della lingua italiana esercizi – test – giochi
Nocchi
Firenze, IT: Alma Edizioni © 2006

Idee pratiche per lezioni d’italiano
St. Paul, MN: EMC Publishing © 1994

Italian Crossword Puzzles for Reinforcing Vocabulary
Nancy Parato Goldhagen & Richard Goldhagen
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1990

Italian Film in the Classroom — Book 2
Margot Ludbrook & Maddalena Eden
Adelaide, Australia © 1998

Italian Through Film: A Text for Italian Courses
Antonello Borra & Cristina Pausini
New Haven: Yale University Press © 2004

L’italiano al Cinema
Maddoli
Perugia: Guerra Edizioni © 2004
Learn Italian through the study of film; 582 pages.

L’italiano All’Opera
Carresi, Chiarenza, & Frollano
Roma: Bonacci Editore © 1998
Learn Italian by studying 15 famous Operatic arias; 100 pages.

L’italiano all’opera
Serena Carresi, Sara Chiarenza, & Edy Frollano
Roma: Bonacci editore © 1998

L’italiano con l’opera: Lingua, cultura e conversazione
Daniela Noè & Frances A. Boyd
New Haven: Yale University Press © 2003

L’italiano si impara in due
Marco Barsacchi & Vincenzo Gatto
Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 1993

L’italiano vivo
John A. Rallo
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1992
Authentic reading and conversation materials for intermediate through advanced classes.

Language Games in Italian
Marcel Danesi
Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 1985

La meglio gioventu (The Best of Youth)
Buonanno
NY: Edizioni Farinelli © 2007
Systematic way of learning Italian through the study of film. Covers eighteen 20 minute parts of the accompanying film; 150 pages.

Mosaici: Snapshots of Contemporary Italian Life
Anna Clara Ionta and Anna Taraboletti Segre
NY: Edizioni Farinelli © 2014
Intermediate-level textbook with (a) accompanying DVD containing film and video excerpts, (b) Soluzioni booklet containing corrections to selected exercises in textbook
 

Il natale: Christmas in Italy
Anna Maria Bee & Josephine D’Alleva
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1985

Il nuovo dizionario Hazon-Garzanti: inglese–italiano/italiano–inglese
Milano: Garzanti Editore © 1990

Oggitalia
Anno III, no. 4 (Gennaio 1995)
Anno IV, no. 1 (Sett./Ott. 1995)
Anno V, nos. 1–8
Anno VI, nos. 1–7
Anno VII, nos. 3–6
Anno VIII, nos. 1–6
Anno IX, nos. 1–6
Anno X, nos. 1–6
Anno XI
Italy: European Language Institute © 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Advanced-level, Italian language magazine

Opera Italian! 2nd edition
Danesi & Sousa
Welland, Ontario: Soleil Publishing © 1995
Self study introduction to Italian through Opera; 242 pages.

A Picture is Worth... 1000 Words... Books 1 & 2
Anthony Mollica
Welland, Ontario: éditions Soleil publishing, inc. © 1992
Subtitled Creative activities for the language classroom, the two volumes of 60 photographs each are intended to provide visual stimuli for discussion and conversation activity in the language classroom; also available: Teacher’s Guide (by Anthony Mollica, Julie Ashcroft, and Anne-Marie Finger) containing questions for each photograph.

Ragazzi
Anno X, nos. 1–8
Anno XI, nos. 1–8
Anno XV, nos. 1–8
Anno XVI, nos. 1–8
Italy: European Language Institute © 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996 Intermediate-level Italian language magazine; colorful comic book format.

Scrivi bene!: Writing Effectively in Italian
Roberta Tabanelli
NY: Edizioni Farinelli © 2016
Textbook plus Soluzioni booklet for most textbook activities

Seguimi
Carmela Taliercio-Cohn, Franca Beumée, Dr. Grace Zummo Mannino, & Ida Giampietro Wilder
Elmont, NY: Proficiency Press Co. © 1996, 2000

 

Sequenze: Italian Through Contemporary Film
Elisa Dossena and Silvia Dupont
NY: Edizioni Farinelli © 2016
Intermediate-Advanced level textbook with Soluzioni booklet for most textbook activities, including those based on the viewing of short clips from 10 Italian films produced since 2003: 
Habemus papam, Mine vaganti, Giorni e nuvole, La ragazza del lago, Il capitale umano, La grande bellezza, Buongiorno notte, Ricordati di me, Le chiavi di casa, Io sono Li

Soluzioni, a Practical Guide to Italian Grammar
Rome & Tite
NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies © 2003
Provides a detailed, easily understood explanation of Italian grammar; 330 pages.

Tocca a te
Carmela Taliercio-Cohn & Christine M. Acocella
Elmont, NY: Proficiency Press Co. © 1996

Tutti insieme
Anno V, nos. 1–8
Anno VI, nos. 1–8
Anno X, nos. 1–8
Anno XVI, nos. 1–8
Italy: European Language Institute © 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996
High-intermediate/advanced level Italian language magazine; colorful comic book format.

L’ultimo bacio
Buonanno
New York: Edizioni Farinelli © 2006
Integrated approach to learning the Italian language through film study; 54 pages.

Voci d’Italia Series

Immagini d’Italia
Doriana Provvedi-Fournier
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1985
Authentic readings for intermediate students

Italia allo specchio
Doriana Provvedi-Fournier
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1985
Authentic readings for advanced students

Italia in prospettiva
Gianfranco Radelli
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1985
Authentic readings for advanced beginning students

Voci d’Italia Answer Key
Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co. © 1988