CRESCENDO! emphasizes learning language in context through extensive use of authentic materials.
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Irene Marchegiani, is currently Coordinator of Student Teaching for European Languages at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. She has written several essays on Giacomo Leopardi, and contemporary Italian literature, with a particular emphasis on women writers. Recently, she co-edited the volume The Poetics of Place. Florence Imagined and she is currently working on a volume on Giacomo Leopardi's Canti titled L'altro Leopardi. In collaboration with Professor Charles Jernigan she has translated Torquato Tasso's Aminta, published by Italica Press, in 2000. The book was awarded the prestigious Italian "Diego Valeri" Monselice Prize for translation in 2002, and it has received numerous significant reviews. Some of Professor Marchegiani's poems appeared in several Italian journals and recently she has published her first collection of poetry, La vita in cerchio.Language Notes:
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Book Description Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, scuffed jacket, 592 pages. A comprehensive intermediate Italian language course, designed to build proficiency in all four language skills - listening, reading, speaking and writing - and to expand students' cultural knowledge of contemporary Italy. The text focuses on using the language in meaningful contexts rather than merely memorising abstract concepts. Grammar and vocabulary are taught throughout the book for their communicative value and not as ends in themselves. The chapters are organized thematically, and cover modern subjects representing Italian life - including family, childhood and youth, future perspectives, traditions, vacations, cities and provinces, history, government, economy, social questions, mass media and publicity. Bookseller Inventory # 14006
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