Learn Italian Reference Materials suggested by Studentessa Matta. For additional learning tips and practices see Melissa’s Italian Language Learning tips
Word Reference: Online dictionary
Word Reference Forum: A great place to ask scholarly questions about the language, inquire about words and grammar nuances, as well as inquire about how to properly translate something obscure
Forvo is a great little site where you can listen to native speakers pronouncing words in their own language. You can even hear speakers from different parts of the same country pronounce the same word so you can make regional distinctions. So the next time you get tongue tied trying to pronounce words like “sfogliatella” or “arzigoglato”, go to the Forvo site to listen to the word a couple of times until you finally make the connection between tongue and brain.
Dizionario Italiano Italian On-Line Dictionary
UltraLingua Dictionary Dictionary / Conjugation App for ipod/iphone
Google Translate ATTENZIONE!!! The Google Translator should be used with caution! It is not accurate and should be used by those who already have a reasonable understanding of grammar and idioms and can determine when a translation comes back a false friend.
Typeit.org Handy Italian keyboard with shortcuts that take zero time to learn; Switch between character sets while typing
Amazon Films & Audio Books (Check out my Italian film & Audio book selections in my Amazon Matta Italian Store)
Amazon Books: Hard copies & downloadable to ipad (Shop my collection of Italian book suggestions)
IBS On-line Italian Book Store (IBS is an Italian on-line store & books are shipped to you directly from Italy)
Italian Verbs Conjugator type a verb and have it instantly conjugated!