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  Italian language courses in Italy. Italian Language Schools - Learn Italian in Italy - Tuscany
The Pasolini - Italian Language School has been organizing Italian language courses in Italy (Castiglioncello/Tuscany) for almost 25 years.
We offer Italian language courses by the sea in Tuscany, Italy's most beautiful region, famous for its landscape, architecture, food, culture and art.
Standard Italian language courses, private lessons and cultural courses.
www.italian-language-courses.net   (227 words)

  
  Italian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Standard Italian was strongly influenced by the Tuscan dialect and is somewhat intermediate between Italo-Dalmatian languages of the South and Gallo-Italian languages of the North.
Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and one of the official languages of Switzerland, spoken mainly in Ticino and Grigioni cantons.
Italian has few diphthongs, and so most unfamiliar diphthongs heard in foreign words (in particular, those with a first vowel that is not "i" or "u", or a first vowel that is stressed), will be assimilated as the corresponding dieresis (i.e., the vowel sounds will be pronounced separately).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italian_language   (3448 words)

  
 Italian language - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and is an official language in Ticino and Grigioni cantons of Switzerland.
The dialects of Italian identified by the Ethnologue are Tuscan, Piemontese, Abruzzese, Pugliese (Apulian), Umbrian, Laziale, Central Marchigiano, Cicolano-Reatino-Aquilano, and Molisan.
Italian has few diphthongs, and so most unfamiliar diphthongs heard in foreign words (in particular, those with a first vowel that is not "i" or "u", or a first vowel that is stressed), will be assimilated as the corresponding dieresis (i.e., the vowel sounds will be pronounced separately: "strive" and "hive" will rhyme with "naïve").
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/i/t/a/Italian_language.html   (2534 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Italian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A consonant is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by a closure or stricture of the vocal tract sufficient to cause audible turbulence.
Italian art experienced a revival in the 18th century, particularly in the latter half with the spread of the Enlightenment.
Italian culture and literature experienced a revival in the second half of the 18th century as a result of the spread of the ideals of the Enlightenment.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Italian_language   (1107 words)

  
 Italian language and history by ALS International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Italian is further used as a language of commerce in the former Italian colonies of Ethiopia, Somalia, Libya, and Tunisia.
Italian is currently spoken by some 66 million people, mostly in peninsular Italy, but with some spillover in the Ticino canton of Switzerland; in the southeastern border regions of France; and in small communities in Slovenia and Croatia.
The elegant ideal for spoken standard Italian became “la lingua toscana in bocca romana” (“the language of Tuscany as pronounced by a native of Rome”).
www.alsintl.com /languages/italian.htm   (860 words)

  
 Italian Language Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The letters J, K, W, X and Y are not part of the standard Italian alphabet, but are seen in imported words (such as jeans, whiskey, taxi).
Italian uses the acute accent over the letter E (as in perché, why/because) to indicate a mid-close vowel, and the grave accent (as in tè, tea) to indicate a mid-open vowel.
In the spoken language this letter is always silent for the cases given above, eventually providing an almost imperceptible difference in pitch or exhalation for the vowel that follows.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Italian_language   (3557 words)

  
 General Overview of the Italian Language
Italian dialects developed from Vulgar Latin, the colloquial language of the late Roman empire.
For most Italians their first contact with the standard language comes in primary school, in which until recently it was the only dialect used; standard Italian is virtually the only dialect of culture in modern Italy, and with immigration from the south to the industrial north it is becoming increasingly the language of intercommunication.
Italian grammar is like that of the other Western Romance languages, especially similar to the modern French grammar.
www.orbilat.com /Languages/Italian/Italian.html   (1065 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Italian language
Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 70 million people, primarily in Italy.
It is widely used by Italians living in Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, the United States, Canada, Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia.
In this case the presence of Italian language, most of all its northern dialects, is abundant in Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Italian_language   (3233 words)

  
 < italian language >
Then in 1800, with Alessandro Manzoni, came the linguistic unification of Italy and the Italian language was born – a new language that was not literary but commonplace and comprehensible to all.
Italian is still a highly cultured and refined language, and immensely stimulating for foreigners taking an interest in Italy, for study purposes, family traditions or just out of curiosity.
The Italian language reflects what Italy is today: a country greatly changed and still transforming, a country that is not what it used to be nor as picturesque stereotypes would have it; a country with positive sides and contradictions too that just keeps on charming tourists from all over the world!
www.italianculture.net /english/language.html   (347 words)

  
 Italian language courses
Trough continual practice of the language as an integral part of an intensive program with your own personal teacher, you are guaranteed swift progress and success in the shortest possible time.
They must be native Italian speakers and have a University degree; in addition, they have prepared themselves for their inter-cultural task through intensive studies covering various topic areas; they have been trained in both traditional and more modern teaching methods and frequently use role-play, rythm excercises and word games.
By the end of the course, students will be able to use their Italian more fluently and will have a greater understanding of the Italian way of life.
www.centropuccini.it /courses.htm   (1436 words)

  
 School - Italian Language School
Authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education it provides Italian language courses for students as well as training courses for teachers.
Founded in 1985 the language school is specialized in one-to-one courses to give the student full attention and intensive training.
It is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education and offers many different courses and new programs to fulfill the needs of the students.
www.listenandlearn.org /school/italian/index.php   (502 words)

  
 Italian Language Schools in Italy
All teachers are native-speakers with the certified ability to teach Italian as a foreign or second language.
The programs of our Italian language schools are specially designed to provide total language immersion.
Students of our Italian language school are granted discounted rates for all events taking place at the Castello.
www.italian-language-courses.net /italian_language_schools.htm   (437 words)

  
 Italian Language Resources
A European Union forum for specialists in language teaching methodology as well as language experts in order to discuss what will have to be done and which challenges will be taken up concerning the specific area of language policy at a time when the European integration process enters into a crucial stage.
The MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States.
The mission of the organization is to promote opportunities for all children to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~rll/resources/italian/language_resources.html   (1385 words)

  
 Learn Italian Online - Write or Speak in Italian Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Add your profile to the language exchange community and let others contact you to for language exchange learning.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Italian.asp   (958 words)

  
 Italian Language Activities at EnchantedLearning.com
Label the kitchen utensils in Italian, including the mixing bowl, spatula, whisk, grater, cake pan, rolling pin, measuring cup, and oven mitt.
Label the insects in Italian, including the fly, bee, ant, dragonfly, grasshopper, ladybug, mosquito, butterfly, caterpillar, and antenna.
Label the weather phrases in Italian, including: It is cold, hot, nice, raining, snowing, windy, stormy, cloudy, and sunny.
www.enchantedlearning.com /themes/italian.shtml   (1404 words)

  
 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:ITN
The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
Regional varieties coexist with the standard language; some are inherently unintelligible (Nida) to speakers of other varieties unless they have learned them.
Most Italians use varieties along a continuum from standard to regional to local according to what is appropriate.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=ITN   (336 words)

  
 Italian Language Schools and Italian Language Courses in italy: learn italian in italy
The most important point to understand about our Italian language school is the emphasis we place on personalised attention, which means that you are guaranteed a rewarding Italian-immersion experience in the classroom and through our comprehensive extra-curricular activities.
We organize also courses for teachers of italian, CILS certificate preparation course and CELI certificate preparation courses, courses about the regional and the Italian cooking and Italian language courses for children.
CELI and CILS certifications of Italian as foreign language are recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
www.porta-doriente.com   (624 words)

  
 Learn Italian :: Italian Course
Of course there are those who learn Italian for business too; they simply get the whole pleasure aspect thrown in on top.
We offer a range of Italian courses for varying needs and budgets, all taught by professional native speakers and designed to take the hassle out of your holiday arrangements.
Other Italian Courses: Language and activity holidays, mini group, business courses, exam preparation, young at heart (over 50s) and junior programmes.
www.cactuslanguage.com /en/languages/italian.php   (381 words)

  
 LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: Learn Italian in Italy
Italian is the Romance language closest to Latin.
A knowledge of Italian, therefore, will go far in helping one to understand the whys and wherefores of the English language, which has a very large percentage of words of Latin derivation.
Italian language is a scientific language, and that it may be teamed to great advantage by students of the physical sciences and mathematics.
www.abroadlanguages.com /al/italian   (356 words)

  
 Italian language school and courses to learn italian in Italy
Study Italian in Italy where it is spoken — The italian language school "Giacomo Puccini Centre" organizes all the year round Italian Language and Culture Courses to learn italian in Viareggio, one of Tuscany's most beautiful beaches.
People from all over the world come here to learn the italian language and to study the italian culture and way of living.
Italian language courses - learning italian with fun
www.centropuccini.it   (227 words)

  
 Italian Language Courses | Italian Language Schools | Study Italian Abroad
Sprachcaffe Languages PLUS is an organisation of Language Schools employing a special method of education.
Sprachcaffe is an organisation of Language Schools dedicated to ensuring quality in language instruction and learning at all ability levels.
Since 1983, with our help, foreign language students have been gaining the ability and confidence to communicate abroad.
www.sprachcaffe.com /english/learn_italian.htm   (97 words)

  
 Italian Language Schools and Courses in Italy at Scuola Leonardo. Learn italian in Italy in Florence, Milan, Rome and ...
Italian Language Schools and Courses in Italy at Scuola Leonardo.
We offer a wide range of different Italian language programs from our popular Italian standard language course to Italian individual tuition and our Italian Diploma course (AIL Exams and CILS exams).
Sign our Italian Guestbook or see what our Guests are saying.
scuolaleonardo.com   (411 words)

  
 New York University | Bobst Library: Italian Language and Literature Subject Guide
Over 360 canonical Italian literary texts (by over 100 authors) dating from the 1200's to 1964.
Includes texts by early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, plus lesser-known poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers.
Librarian for French and Italian Languages and Literature
library.nyu.edu /research/italian   (178 words)

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