This uniquely effective new introductory Italian language program meets the needs of instructors as well as learners. Three significant characteristics set Avanti! apart from other beginning Italian texts currently available: First, in response to instructors' concern that most textbooks attempt to cover too much material in the first year, Avanti! reflects reasonable expectations for the amount of material that most beginning learners can acquire in one year of classroom instruction. Second, Avanti! strives to satisfy students' desire to communicate in everyday situations right from the start. The activities guide students to communicate in truly meaningful contexts that encourage explorations of the rich Italian culture. Third, the methodology of Avanti! is firmly grounded in the latest findings from research in second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy.
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Diane Musumeci is Associate Professor of Italian and SLATE (Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is Director of Basic Language Instruction in Italian. She received her Ph.D. in Italian linguistics with a Certificate of Advanced Study in SLATE from the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign in 1989. She conducts research in content-based instruction and classroom language acquisition. She teaches a wide range of courses from first semester Italian to doctoral seminars on the history of second language teaching. She has published numerous articles and chapters in books and is the author of Il carciofo: Strategie di lettura e proposte d'attivitą (McGraw-Hill, 1990).
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. New 2007 Copyright In Hardcover Format, Avanti! Beginning Italian: Student Text With Registration Code, Chapters 1-16, Appendices 1 And 2, Glossaries In Italian And English, Index, Full Color Illustrations, Full Color Photography, 490 Pages, Pictorial Cover Featuring A Hot Air Balloon, Leaning Tower Of Pisa, And Light Shelf Wear (2007 Copyright). Bookseller Inventory # 493762
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0072859830