This is an intermediate Italian programme, consisting of a grammar review integrated with readings, including cultural pieces, articles from popular Italian magazines and selections from literature. Throughout the text contemporary culture and communicative use of language are emphasized. The readings establish the topics and vocabulary of each chapter, which are further developed by the grammar explanations, the exercises, the interactive and realia-based activities and the writing section. Practice material progresses within each grammar point from form-focused exercises, where students develop confidence, to more open-ended, interactive activities, where they develop speaking ability. Students' reading skills are developed in the pre-reading sections which contain both global discussion questions to get students thinking about a topic, as well as concrete, specific strategies for reading. The 15 chapters are organized into five topical units: contemporary Italy, the environment, media and communications, the world of the imagination and Italy in transition.
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Claudio Mazzola, a native of Milan, received his Laurea from the University of Milan and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle. He has taught in major universities and colleges such as The University of Michigan, Vassar College and The College of the Holy Cross. Presently he is Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Washington where he teaches Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature and Italian Cinema. He is the author of several textbooks, including Insieme (McGraw-Hill) and Racconti del Novecento, as well as a number of articles, primarily on contemporary Italian cinema.
Romana Habekovic is Lecturer-Coordinator of Italian at the University of Michigan, where she received her Ph.D. in Italian, specializing in twentieth-century Italian literature. She is author of Tommaso Landolfi’s Grotesque Images and numerous articles in the areas of Italian literature and film. She is an experienced instructor and has been teaching Italian at the university level since 1972.
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