Italian teaching resources: Basics

Resources and ideas for Italian, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Book presentation display - MFL

Book presentation display - MFL

If you are fed up of spending hours marking books with a horrendous presentation, display this poster in your classroom! The real poster is on the second slide!

By yannasm03

Junior Italian Quiz - numbers, descriptions, saying your age, plurals and definite articles

Junior Italian Quiz - numbers, descriptions, saying your age, plurals and definite articles

This PowerPoint presentation can be used as a diagnostic assessment, a class activity, formative assessment or just a fun quiz for beginning Italian learners to have a go at. It is suited to junior Italian classes or general beginners who have some knowledge of numbers, descriptions, saying your age, plurals and definite articles.It is best to display this PowerPoint presentation on the whiteboard and have the students number their page 1-10 with space to write each answer in. After the quiz is complete, students can swap their answer pages and correct eachother's work. Alternatively you could run this activity as a fun group trivia task.You could collate the students' results as a record if using it for diagnostic (seeing what they already know), formative (seeing what they've learnt so far) or summative assessment (end of unit test) purposes.

By pmcilroy

Italian lesson and resources - Introducing yourself/Saying your name

Italian lesson and resources - Introducing yourself/Saying your name

This is a plan and resources for a beginner's Italian lesson to use with KS2 or KS3. It would be perfect to use as a third or fourth Italian lesson, after children have learnt to say hello and talk about how they are feeling. The focus in this lesson is how ask someone their name and to reply.The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the 'name' vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, reading/writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills.All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. These are:The plan A PowerPoint presentation1 sheet for the speaking/listening activityReading/Writing activityAll you need to take with you is a ball or beanbag for the whole class game.

By blossomingminds

Italian lessons and resources - Greetings for different times of day

Italian lessons and resources - Greetings for different times of day

This is a plan and resources for a beginner's Italian lesson to use with KS2 or KS3. It would be perfect to use as a second or third Italian lesson, after children have learnt to say hello and ask how they are feeling. The focus in this lesson is how to greet people at different times of the day.The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the 'greetings' vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, reading/writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills.All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. These are:The plan A PowerPoint presentation1 sheet for the gameReading/Writing activity

By blossomingminds

Learn Italian The Fun Way - Bundle

Learn Italian The Fun Way - Bundle

Are you learning Italian? Are you looking for a fun way to learn Italian? I have developed a way to learn different languages based on my experience as an ESL teacher. This pack has 57 different settings for students to talk about in Italian. The worksheets themselves are in English and the students do need to translate the places and objects they see into Italian. At the end of the session, the students can play a fun game of word bingo to show they have mastered that day's vocabulary. Try it, it is a lot of fun for everyone!

By peterfogarty

How to revise MFL vocabulary effectively (IMPROVED with Spanish version)

How to revise MFL vocabulary effectively (IMPROVED with Spanish version)

Most students will find revision boring - this is mainly because they think staring at the page will do!!! Unfortunately, as much as I stare at the kettle, the cup of tea does not just magically materialise in my hands!!I find this strategy is useful for an active and creative approach to homework. Please model with students by challenging them to memorise a sentence, make it longer and longer each lesson... they get seriously involved!!!! Examples in French and Spanish but concept is applicable to any language.

By ProfesoraSpanish

French Calendar Bundle

French Calendar Bundle

Games, activities, puzzles and a PowerPoint presentation for teaching French days (Les jours de la semaine), months (Les mois de l'année) and dates. Practise answering questions such as 'C'est quel mois?', 'C'est quel jour?', 'Quelle est la date?' etc, using these fun resources. Please see the individual descriptions for more information.I would be so grateful for a review if you get a spare moment. Many thanks.Here are some other French resources you might be interested in. Follow the link through the French numbers / mental maths bundles if you'd like a FREE differentiated French numbers crossword:French Numbers and Mental Maths BundleFrench Numbers and Mental Maths Bigger BundleFrench Weather Lesson Plan and Activities (La Meteo)For lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit FullShelf Resources

By FullShelf

Italian lesson and resources - KS2 or KS3 beginners - Feelings and emotions

Italian lesson and resources - KS2 or KS3 beginners - Feelings and emotions

This is a plan and resources for a beginner's Spanish lesson to use with KS2 or KS3. It would be perfect to use as a second Italian lesson, after children have learnt to say hello. The focus in this lesson is how to ask 'how are you' and reply.The plan gives details of a starter, how to teach the 'feelings' vocabulary, a speaking and listening activity, paired game, reading/writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills.All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. These are:The plan A PowerPoint presentation2 sheets of resources for the speaking activity2 sheets for the paired gameReading/Writing activity

By blossomingminds

What is the Date? (Game for French / Spanish / German / Italian / Other Languages)

What is the Date? (Game for French / Spanish / German / Italian / Other Languages)

10 Four in a Row game boards for practising saying the date in French, Spanish, German, Italian and lots of other languages. I originally created this to help pupils answer the French question 'Quelle est la date?' but there is no reference to French on the boards so they can be used for other languages. Pupils will practise calendar vocabulary - months, days of the week and numbers to thirty-one.Includes:5 boards with the month and date5 further boards with the month, date and dayA fun language learning activity which is ideal for a starter, early finisher task, main lesson consolidation work or as part of a bank of revision activities. Print in either A3 or A4 and laminate for regular use. Individuals or pairs play against each other, taking it in turns to roll a dice before choosing a date in the correct column (columns are labelled 1-6) to say in the target language. If correct, they could put their symbol or initial over it in a wipeable pen or cover it with a counter of a different colour to their opponent. The first player/team to get 4 in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally is the winner. With 10 boards in total, they can swap with other pairs/groups when finished to have another game.I hope your pupils enjoy playing this if you choose to buy it. I would be so grateful for a review if you get a spare moment. Many thanks.If teaching French, you might be interested in some of my other resources (games, worksheets, presentations, activities, puzzles) for that language. The number / mental maths bundles include a link to a free differentiated number crossword:French Numbers and Mental Maths BundleFrench Numbers and Mental Maths Bigger BundleFrench Weather Lesson Plan and Activities (La Meteo)For lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit FullShelf Resources

By FullShelf

Vocabulary Treasure Hunt

Vocabulary Treasure Hunt

A fun plenary or starter game for the main beginners' topics in any language. On each slide there are 16 squares with five treasures hidden behind them. Students translate the vocabulary on the boxes and if they get it right they choose a square and get a point/sweet/sticker if they find a treasure. This activity is based on the gamification theory that random rewards make games more addictive and fun.There are 34 slides with treasures hidden in different places about these topics (two slides for each topic) Numbers 1-20Numbers 20-100LettersAnimalsFamilyMonthsDatesAppearanceVerb endingsQuestion wordsSportsHobbiesHobbies/Sports and Time phrasesSubjectsDaysTownFoodNote: In presentation mode click on squares to make them disappear and reveal the treasures.

By jusch12

Italian lesson and resources - KS2 - Greetings

Italian lesson and resources - KS2 - Greetings

This is a plan and resources for a beginner's Italian lesson to use with KS2 or KS3. It would be perfect to use as a first Italian lesson, as it involves children learning the most basic vocabulary of 'hello' and 'goodbye.'The plan gives details of a group starter, how to teach the 'greetings' vocabulary, a whole class game, a speaking and listening activity, reading/writing activity and plenary. It is highly interactive and allows children to practise a range of language skills.All resources needed for the lesson are included in the price. The resources include a PowerPoint presentation containing the vocabulary to act as a visual aid.

By blossomingminds

ITALIAN TELLING TIME (1) - I HAVE, WHO HAS? 2 GAMES, 2 CHALLENGES!

ITALIAN TELLING TIME (1) - I HAVE, WHO HAS? 2 GAMES, 2 CHALLENGES!

PERFECT FOR PRACTICING AND REVISING HOW TO TELL TIME IN ITALIAN -- 2 GAMES, 2 CHALLENGES!I HAVE, WHO HAS? is a great game for language learning. The repetitive nature of the questions and answers, supported by the visual prompt of the clock faces, makes it perfect for practicing, reinforcing & refreshing how to tell the time in ITALIAN. It’s a whole-group communicative game, with a multi-skill focus on speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary-building and developing accurate pronunciation. The game really does help to create a lively language learning environment, and is a great alternative to more traditional 'drilling' activities.This set features analog clock times, 1-12, including midday and midnight, with o'clock, half past, a quarter to and a quarter past the hour. I've classed the resource as suitable for Grades 3-7, but it really does depend on the age at which your students begin their ITALIAN, the language themes and concepts they're currently working on, and what areas of learning they might need to focus on during revision periods. There are two games, each with a different challenge:CHILLOUT CHALLENGE - with the clock times in numerical orderCHAMPION CHALLENGE - with the clock times in topsy-turvy order, which really does encourage students to focus on how to tell the time in ITALIAN!The resource itself consists of a single, non-editable file; please read the Terms of Use carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.GRAZIE MILLE E BUON DIVERTIMENTO!

By LivelyLearningClassroom

Italian Colours Pelmanism Game

Italian Colours Pelmanism Game

Italian Colours Pelmanism Game: A series of 20 cards featuring coloured crayons and their corresponding Italian names. Take it in turns to turn over the cards and try to find matching pairs.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Italian Colours Dodecahedron Project

Italian Colours Dodecahedron Project

Italian Colours Dodecahedron Project: A fun dodecahedron project to aid recognition of Italian colour words. Colour in the crayons in the correct colour, then add your own pictures of items in that colour.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Little Book Of Italian Colours

Little Book Of Italian Colours

Little Book Of Italian Colours: A folded book on one sheet of paper which creates 6 pages plus front and back colours. A great resource to help learn Italian colour names. Includes instructions.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Beginners' Italian Whole Course Powerpoints

Beginners' Italian Whole Course Powerpoints

Slides for a Year 9 beginners Italian class. See contents list for topics. (greetings, numbers, alphabet, dates, colours, animals, classroom directions, classroom equipment, school subjects, time, family, nationalities, physical descriptions, present tense, hobbies, vorrei + infinitive, Christmas food, fruit and vegetables, weights and measures, past tense (perfect), breakfast foods, shops, places in town, weather, past tense (imperfect), regions, types of house, rooms of the house, prepositions, furniture, hobbies, si puo + infinitive, street directions)

By ggorton

Grammar and vocab (aqa) booklet

Grammar and vocab (aqa) booklet

This took me ages so I hope it can be useful to someone else. It's a basic Italian grammar revision guide for GCSE, with all the vocabulary from the aqa specs put together by synonyms. Each revision page has a few blanks for pupils to fill in and practise what they've revised. Simply print as it is, photocopy double-sided and fold in the middle, I've organised the pages chronologically already.

By noemie

ITALIAN TELLING THE TIME - 3 DIFFERENTIATED DOMINOES GAMES (1)

ITALIAN TELLING THE TIME - 3 DIFFERENTIATED DOMINOES GAMES (1)

PERFECT FOR PRACTISING AND REVISING HOW TO TELL THE TIME IN ITALIAN AND GREAT FOR DEVELOPING LANGUAGE SKILLS - 3 GAMES, 3 CHALLENGES!FOCUS ON O'CLOCK, HALF PAST, QUARTER TO AND PAST THE HOURDINKY ITALIAN TELLING THE TIME DOMINOES GAMES (1) features analogue clock times in ITALIAN. The games will help your students develop their skill in telling the time in ITALIAN in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way, learning independently of the teacher. There’s a bonus multi-focus on listening, speaking, pronunciation, and reading. They’re ideal for independent learning, and perfect for pair and small-group work. Students can work happily challenging themselves and each other to create a perfect domino time-sequence line, on the classroom floor or on a long(ish) table, by matching the times and the clock faces. There are three levels of challenge in each set: CHILLOUT CHALLENGE features the analogue times in numerical order, 1 — 12CHAMPION CHALLENGE features all the times in topsy-turvy order, which really gets studentsthinking about how to tell the time in ITALIANSUPERCHARGED CHALLENGE features all the times in topsy-turvy order, with the clock faces first, so students really do need to know how to tell the time in ITALIAN in order to create a perfectdomino time sequence! Each set also features a ITALIAN-English reference booklet with all the time phrases written out in both sequential and topsy-turvy order, which students find really helpful as a learning support resource.Play regularly as you work with telling the time to map both improved recall and word recognition, as well as increasing confidence. Play as warmers, starters and plenaries across the whole school year too for maximum reinforcement -playing against a timer in teams works really well too.The resource consists of two, non-editable files in a zipped format:- dominoes games x 3 challenge levels- reference bookletPlease read the TERMS OF USE carefully - this resource is copyright, and for single-classroom use only.GRAZIE MILLE E BUON DIVERTIMENTO!

By LivelyLearning

Italian Crayon Colours Display

Italian Crayon Colours Display

Italian Crayon Colours Display: A bright and colourful resource featuring 10 Italian colour words displayed on corresponding crayons.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

Language Flashcards: Key greetings from 26 languages.

Language Flashcards: Key greetings from 26 languages.

This set of language flashcards explores key greetings in the 26 most commonly spoken languages in the world.The greetings that they teach are:HelloGoodbyeThank youPleaseSorryYesNo Including on the flashcards are flags of countries where each language is spoken and facts about that language.The languages are:EnglishSpanishPortugueseGermanFrenchMandarinHindiBengaliPunjabiUrduPersianMarathiVietnameseCantoneseKoreanMalaySwahiliJapaneseJavaneseRussianTamilTurkishArabicItalianHausaTelugu There are many uses for this with your students. My students enjoy taking a card each week and answering the register with a greeting in their chosen tongue.They could also be used as a class 'language of the week'; as a multi-cultural display; or as part of a geography project.I hope you find them helpful!

By Richardtownend1978

Homework Vocabulary Choice Board (MFL)

Homework Vocabulary Choice Board (MFL)

Use this choice board to give your students the opportunity to choose what they like and can do best to creatively practice MFL vocabulary. I used this choice board for my German lessons (one choice board for each module = 5 units = 5 weeks).The Choice board is completely adaptable for any content, activity or language.

By JaneTulke