Beginning Italian

Daniela Melis

View Inside Price: $101.00

March 11, 2006
432 pages, 7.937 x 10
50 b/w + 154 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300108422

Visit the Companion Web Site to download sample text and audio.

The Textbook and Workbook are also available as a set at a discounted price (ISBN 978-0-300-13752-1). Click here for more information.

Pronti…Via! is a complete beginning Italian language course that focuses on communication skills without excluding grammar.  This timely program is based in solid language acquisition theory and reflects an eclectic approach that includes using language for true communication, developing linguistic ability in a natural way, and promoting the growth of self-discipline towards the learning of grammar.

Five years in the making and class-tested at the University of Georgia by the author and her colleagues, this first edition of Pronti…Via! received extensive peer review, detailed editorial development, and a user-friendly design, which combine to make Pronti…Via! an exciting new program.

- Chapters are arranged around a thematic focus that starts from the personal to arrive at the general.
- Classroom activities conform to the theme of each chapter and stimulate vocabulary practice in meaningful contexts.
- Interactive instruction responds to learners' different styles and goals.
- Truly communicative activities encourage students to manipulate meaning from the very first days.
- Class time is filled with comprehensible aural and written input, allowing teachers and learners to enjoy the natural and gradual emergence of accurate speech.
- Overarching language teaching practice encompasses the five goals identified by ACTFL--the celebrated five C's of foreign language study: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities.

PRONTI…VIA! includes:
  * Annotated Instructor's Edition (ISBN 0300111320)
  * Student Textbook (ISBN 0300108427)
  * Student Workbook with Audio (ISBN 0300108435)
  * Test Bank (Available online)
  * Laboratory Manual and Audio Program (Available online)
  * Companion Web Site (

DANIELA MELIS teaches at Marist College.
Pronti... Via! Workbook
Quaderno degli esercizi

Daniela Melis and Barbara Cooper

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