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Modern Languages for Continuing Education: Italian

Guide to resources available for language students, from the Continuing Education Department or online.


The Library has a collection of films which are available to borrow or to watch in the Library with headphones, including several by Fellini, De Sica, Rossellini and other Italian directors. See the Library website for the full list.

Italian Language films include:

For the Italian through Cinema course, we have films and their accompanying books.

Online resources for Italian Language

These websites provide free online resources to help you learn and practice Italian.

Online resources for Italian Literature

These resources are suitable for students who are studying Italian Literature.

Italian books at Continuing Education

Some books are kept in the Language cupboard at Ewert House, while others are in the Library at Rewley House. Those at Rewley House can be found at the following call numbers:

453 English/Italian dictionaries
455 Books for students of Italian, including textbooks, grammar, and simple stories
850 Italian Literature



Below are some books available in the Continuing Education Library. Continuing Education students may borrow these books.



Many e-books purchased by Bodleian Libraries are available and can be found on SOLO. You can access the content of these on computers in the Library or in the Resource Room at Ewert House. For more information about e-books, see Finding books

You will find books written in English about the Italian language, as well as books written in Italian. Below are a few examples and there are many more on SOLO. To search for books in Italian, go to Advanced Search, click on "Any language" and select Italian from the dropdown menu.