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CRESCENDO! is a comprehensive intermediate Italian program that promotes the development of all four skills, encourages the acquisition of vocabulary, and provides a full review and expansion of Italian grammar-all within a rich cultural framework. Sophisticated, respected and functionally organized, CRESCENDO! emphasizes learning language in context through extensive use of authentic materials, including short stories by well-known modern Italian authors. In each thematically organized chapter, the vocabulary, situations, culturally relevant authentic readings, grammar structures and exercises are all correlated to reinforce the topics and structures featured and to give students the tools they need to express their thoughts and ideas on the themes treated.
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Francesca Italiano is currently the Italian Language Director at the University of Southern California as well as a Professor of 18th century literature and literary theory. She is the author of Incontri Attuali, a literary reader for intermediate and advanced Italian language courses, and CRESCENDO!, Italian language program. She also directs the summer program in Verona. She has a Master of Science degree in Education from USC and earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Book Description Wiley, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110470425857