This Italian reader can be used as a supplement in an introductory course or as a main text in an intermediate reading course. The reading texts are highly engaging as they are taken from contemporary and authentic Italian sources. Among the featured pieces are advertisements and current magazine articles. Individual chapters focus on different strategies and skills involved in the reading process and encourage the learner to become consciously aware of the strategies in order to take control of his/her reading. Italian cultural information is imparted throughout the text.
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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 Head of the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. 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. For sixteen years she was the Director of the Italian language program. She conducts research in content-based instruction and classroom language acquisition. She teaches a wide range of courses from Italian language and linguistics 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'attivit? (McGraw-Hill, 1990) and Breaking Tradition: An Exploration of the Historical Relationship Between Theory and Practice in Second Language Teaching (McGraw-Hill, 1997).Language Notes:
Text: Italian, English
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