One good way to supplement Italian studies is through games and puzzles. You can test your knowledge of the Italian language with Italian Crossword puzzles, try your hand at a rebus or two, and play the popular Word-seek games you see Italians doing while they're sunbathing at the beach.
Here are several links to games and other fun learning resources, including a section just for kids, as well as a collection of websites solely in Italian for more advanced students.
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Focus on fun! These exciting, interactive Italian games will not only strengthen your Italian vocabulary and grammar, but will also enhance your memory skills, test your ability to beat the clock, help you learn more about Italian culture and challenge you to beat your own score.
Italian Games and Puzzles
The best kind of learning is the kind that feels like a game. Even better when it is a game. From Tic Tac Toe to matching games, this resource is a great place for beginners and intermediates alike.
There's a hangman's life on the line, and it's up to you to save it. After that task is complete, try your hand at winning several thousand Euros in a game show. This is a creative and comprehensive game site to test knowledge in just about every area of the language.
You can purchase Italian board games such as Monopoli, Risiko, Scarabeo, and Il Paroliere online. Also includes electronic games and a discussion of the history of various games.
From games and songs to flashcards and worksheets, you can find a wide variety of entertaining ways to learn more Italian. If you log in (for free), you get access to a large number of games. If you subscribe, an even bigger number. But the free version has quite enough to start with!
This is not the easiest page to navigate, but it has a large number of quizzes and games, all helping you to learn Italian. There are different sections (from airport to weather), each with different quizzes, games, worksheets, etc. In other words this website can keep you busy for a long time!
Italian Word Games
Here you'll find a collection of online, interactive games to play such as Word-Seek and Hangman. This site also offers a game called "Whack a Word" (think Whack a Mole") and a Memory game as well.
Your source for Italian crossword puzzles. This website also features Sudoku games, which have become very popular in Italy in recent years, as well as other word games that can be played online.
All Italians remember reading La Settimana Enigmistica, a booklet full of crosswords, word-seeks, rebuses, and jokes. This is their online site, with all they have to offer. Fair warning: the games here are not for beginners.
This is probably the most comprehensive list of free Italian games online you will ever find. The website is entirely in Italian, as are the games, so a certain level of knowledge is required. But you sure can find everything, including a vibrant community!
A list of Italian jokes in English, managing to poke fun at the accent, the food, the family. In other words, at all Italian generalizations (use some of these only with Italians who really deserve them).
This is a (tongue in cheek) syllabus for teaching how to become a man. Specifically geared toward Italian men, some examples include "Learning to live without Mommy" (2000 hours) and "Beat the Remote Control Syndrome" (550 hours).
If you like Italian jokes (barzellette), then this is the website for you. With more Italian jokes than you can shake a stick at, divided into many different sections. The website is all in Italian, so this is for more advanced levels.
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