ITLN related information

This page will provide you with information about extracurricular activities and resources relevant to students in Italian; links to study tools for Italian language; give additional information about Italian history and culture; and provide links regarding Italian Language and Literature.

Students taking Italian classes have the opportunity of participating in events the Queen’s International Centre holds that will give them the opportunity to get to know other cultures and exchange students from Italy! Students can also get involved in Kingston community to practice their language skills and learn more about Italian culture.

Queen's International Centre

 The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is an international education support service for students, faculty and staff at Queen’s. Through its activities the Centre promotes an internationally informed and cross culturally sensitive university community.

QUIC programs and services support

  • the academic and personal development of international students, other international members of the Queen’s community, and their families;
  • the academic and personal development of Queen’s students, staff and faculty interested in Education Abroad; and
  • the internationalization of the campus by working with university departments, offices, groups and individuals to enhance and diversify the international learning environment at Queen’s through educational and training activities.

QUIC offers many cultural events and get-togethers for students, as well as the opportunity to volunteer to support international students with improving their English as they integrate into Queen’s life.  It is a fruitful way to meet other students from other countries, to help and to learn from one another.

Check QUIC's Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information.

Italian Film Night

Italian movies with English subtitles will be screened during the Fall and the Winter terms as part of the LLCU International Film Night. Announcements will be made at the beginning of each term.

You can also check our news section for updated event information.

Student Clubs

With approximately 450 student clubs to choose from, you can easily enhance what you learn in the classroom and give you the chance to embrace your passions. More than 100 cultural and ethnic student clubs and organizations foster diversity and cultural engagement on campus. Below are AMS (Alma Mater Society) clubs that may be of interests for students of Italian

Student Clubs
Name Description
Queen's Italian Club Our club is an opportunity for members of the Queen’s community to unite in their love of all things Italian. This includes further practice of the Italian language outside of class for Italian students, which is invaluable to one’s comprehension of a language.  Queen’s Italian Club promotes authentic elements of Italian culture amongst members of the Queen’s community in social settings. It is a chance to meet people with similar interests and forge friendships, to get to know professors on a personal level without fear of intimidation. This blend of social with academics will enhance our members’ university experience

Kingston community

Italo-Canadian Club of Kingston is a cultural heritage group for the Kingston Italian community that promotes interest in Italian language, culture and traditions.

Related links

Learning Italian
BBC Italian lessons

Free Italian lessons and course online (Beginner’s level): online lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises.

Italian grammar You will find here explanations of the basic structures of Italian grammar, as well as many exercises through which you can practice what you have learned.
Italian The site contains a large number of Italian grammar worksheets which were designed and developed by native speakers of the Italian language.

Italian vocabulary

These websites offer a large collection of free interactive exercises to learn basic Italian vocabulary. All Italian words and phrases come with sound samples recorded by native speakers of the Italian language.
Language Practice Italian vocabulary, expressions, the alphabet and numbers. Within each category, place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud. Then test your audio comprehension and speaking skills.

Offers you a great tool for learning Italian; this English Italian dictionary contains commonly used words and expressions, along with thousands of English entries and their Italian translation, added to the dictionary by our users.

Italian culture

Italian culture from an Italian Language guide: general information with sub-sections for Italian recipes, literature and music.

Just Landed The Just Landed website provides article extracts from the book Living and Working in Italy. The articles describe social customs in Italy, give insight into Italian stereotypes, restaurants, festivals and fiestas and much more.
Italy: Wikipedia Article from Wikipedia

Queen's Library has a collection of texts relating to Italian Language and Literature .The dictionaries and encyclopedias are located in the Reference section of Stauffer library.

If you need help from a librarian, please contact Hannah Tanna, a Queen's Research & Instruction Librarian for the Humanities & Social Sciences.