Italian language texts

Italian for children. Elementary (A1-A2)

Al Circo! is a book for teaching the Italian language to children aged between 6 and 10.

Through an entertaining story which takes place in a circus, children will learn to say their name and exchange greetings, will learn the vocabulary related to animals, numbers, colours, food, clothes, body and nature.

The goal of Al circo! is for children to learn their first words in Italian with ease, using games that meet their needs and creative expression, drama, poems, songs and very simple reading and writing exercises. The activities meet children's personal rhythm, stimulating their cooperation and their interest in a different culture. The songs, which stimulate childrens’ playful character and the concept of the group, help them acquire the correct pronunciation and intonation.
 

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Teacher’s book
  • CD- Audio

Course of Italian language for children. Elementary level (A1- A2)

Forte! is an original and innovative course, in three levels, for children aged between 7 and 11 who get close to the Italian language in Italy and abroad.
 
The educational proposals, in respect of the different cognitive styles and the natural stages of learning a language, are based essentially on a humanistic approach and affective methods and games. The course has as its theme the hilarious comic adventures of five children of different nationalities and their friends.
The plays and dialogues have a correct model, but as close as possible to the current language.
The wealth of materials and the revision of contents, presented in a spiral pattern, make Forte! a flexible tool, adaptable to different learning styles and different teaching contexts.
 

Comonentets:

  • Students book
  • Work book
  • CD-ROM
  • Audio CD

Multimedia course for adolescents and pre-adolescents (age 11-17 (A1- B1)

Progetto italiano junior exploits topics and themes that are familiar to students of this age. Language and socio-cultural Italian reality are presented also through exciting stories in the form of comic strips. Protagonists of the story are 5 Italian teenagers who share the same interests, encounter the same problems and live the same experiences as their readers. All presented with both realism and humor that make Progetto italiano junior not just a book suitable for teenage students but a book specifically designed for them.
    
The book contains a personal code that gives access to the digital version of the exercises (in total 101) and to innovative study tools, on the i-d-e-e platform.

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Work book
  • Video Activities
  • Audio CD
  • DVD Video
  • Interactive Whiteboard software
  • Teachers book 

Italian course for universities and language institutes. Elementary level (A1-B2).

Each volume comprises the Student’s book with 12 teaching units and the Workbook, with 12 units and keys to the exercises. At the end of each unit there is either an assessment test on the linguistic and communicative skills or a self evaluation table with the corresponding solutions.

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Work book
  • Teachers book
  • Audio CD
  • i-d-e-e  platform 

Allegro is a three level  innovative course of Italian language. It is designed for adolescents and adults who want to learn the language and know about contemporary Italian life and culture in a stimulating way. It aims at developing the student’s communicative competence, while not neglecting revision, consolidation and reinforcement of taught structures. 

Componentets:

  • Students book and exercises
  • Audio CD
  • Teachers book 

Multimedia course of Italian language and civilization. (A1-C1) 

Progetto italiano   is a modern multimedia Italian course for teenage and adult students, providing about 90-100 hours of classroom lesson. It is renewed as well, becoming more communicative and more inductive.

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Workbook
  • i-d-e-e  platform
  • DVD Video
  • 2 Audio CD
  • Interactive whiteboard software
  • Interactive CD-ROM
  • Teachers book
  • Progress testsExtra activities and games (attached).
  • Online glossaries (attached). 
  • 10 Short stories

Nuovo Progetto italiano is for adult and teenage students (16+) and provides about 45-50 hours of classroom lesson

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Workbook
  • Teachers book
  • i-d-e-e  platform
  • DVD Video
  • Audio CD
  • Interactive whiteboard software
  • Interactive CD-ROM
  • 10 Short stories
  • Progress tests, Extra activities and games

Arrivederci! is a modern and communicative language course for adults and young adults (ages 16 and older) with or without previous knowledge of Italian language. With a slow and gradual progression, Arrivederci! is also suitable for students who have never studied a foreign language. It consists of three volumes covering respectively levels A1, A2 and B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Workbook       
  • Teachers book
  • i-d-e-e  platform
  • Interactive whiteboard Software

Exercises and exercise keys for foreign students. (A1-A2) 

Una grammatica italiana per tutti 1 is the first of two grammar books specially designed for foreign students of Italian. The first volume covers the elementary level (A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 

Una Grammatica italiana per tutti 2 is for teenage and adult students and can complement almost any textbook, in that it was designed following a continuum, both for grammar and vocabulary, that reflects textbooks used in language courses of this level. 

Via della Grammatica is a modern Italian grammar in full color, spread over 40 units, each dealing with one or more grammatical phenomena followed by stimulating and motivating activities as well as review tests every 5 units. 
The morphosyntactic structures are presented through clear and brief tables which refer to the common and practical use of the grammar rules. 
Vocabulary is introduced gradually and reflects the current use of Italian language; the new semantic groups are presented jointly with their visual image. 
The authentic texts on various cultural and literal aspects presented in the volume, give the students the possibility to enrich and deepen their knowledge of Italian society, history and culture. 
The keys at the back of the book make it also suitable for self-learning. 
The book contains a personal code that gives access to the digital version of the exercises (in total 348) and to innovative study tools, on the i-d-e-e platform.

The natural dialogues, often funny, the widespread use of photographic material and modern layout make learning enjoyable and stimulating and ensure that the book is suitable for students of different age groups.

It consists of 40 texts of which the last 10 are authentic. Each text is accompanied by two activities, a preparatory one and one that mirrors the type of the above mentioned examinations. The texts cover a wide range of topics and situations appropriate to this level as well as useful communicative acts.

Primo Ascolto is aimed at beginners and can be used up to a pre-intermediate level.

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Teachers book
  • Audio CD
  • i-d-e-e platform

Material for the development of listening skills. (B1-B2) 

Ascolto Medio aims to develop the listening skills and prepare the student to the comprehension tests of various language certification exams: Celi 2 and 3, CILS Uno-B1 and Due-B2, Plida B1 and B2 and others.
Each one of the 24 tests is accompanied by multiple choice exercises, completion, true/false.

The dialogues have been carefully chosen from TV and radio programs broadcasted in Italy, while some of the introductory dialogues have been recorded in studio. 

They cover a wide range of topics: telephone conversations, recipes, stories, speeches, news interviews, culture programs etc.. The student has the opportunity to get in touch not only with the living language, but also with the Italian real life. Moreover, the many different voices of the oral texts help to improve the oral emphasis, pronunciation and intonation. 

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Teachers book
  • Audio CD
  • i-d-e-e platform

Material for the development of listening skills. Advanced level (C1-C2) 

Ascolto Medio Medio aims to develop the listening ability and, at the same time, to prepare students for the comprehension tests of the certification exams of the Universities of Perugia (CELI 4 and 5) and Siena (CILS Tre-C1 and Quattro-C2), Plida (C1 and C2) or similar.

Each one of the 30 texts is accompanied by multiple choice exercises, completion, true/false.
All tracks have been carefully selected from television and radio programs broadcasted in Italy. They cover a wide range of topics: telephone conversations, recipes, stories, speeches, news stories, interviews, culture programs and so on. The student has the opportunity to get in touch not only with the living language, but also with the Italian real life. Moreover, the many different voices help to improve the oral emphasis, pronunciation and intonation.

Componentets:

  • Students book
  • Teachers book
  • Audio CD
  • i-d-e-e platfor

Text for the development of speaking skills and for the preparation to oral exams (A1-B1) 

La Prova Orale 1 is the first volume of a modern conversation textbook that aims to provide those opportunities and tips necessary to enable speaking spontaneously and correctly. At the same time it prepares students to successfully take oral exams for CELI 1 and 2, CILS (A1, A2, UNO-B1) and PLIDA (A1, A2 and B1) certifications or other diplomas.

The book is composed of 35 units covering a wide range of topics. Each thematic unit includes: photo-stimulation, a number of questions, useful vocabulary, speaking activities and a role-play. Discussions are constantly renewed, taking cue from the material presented, always trying to keep students’ interest and the lesson rhythm alive. The book is completed by a glossary and two short tests.

La Prova Orale 1 can be adopted by beginners and can be used up to the pre-intermediate level. This book has also been designed to fit in with various lesson curricula.

Text for the development of speaking skills and for the preparation to oral exams. (B2-C2) 

La Prova Orale 2 is the second volume of a modern conversation textbook that aims to provide those opportunities and those tips necessary to enable speaking spontaneously and correctly. At the same time it prepares students to successfully take oral exams for CELI 3, 4 and 5, CILS (2, 3 and 4) and PLIDA (B1, C1 and C2) certifications or other diplomas. 

Conversation continuously draws inspiration from authentic materials (pictures to describe or to compare, graphs to describe, newspaper articles, literary texts and essays to summarize, sayings to comment on, speaking tasks to be performed) along with many questions that motivate and stimulate students to participate. A glossary helps students to prepare for discussion.

Material for the preparation to the written exam. (B2)

Diploma di lingua italiana is a book that:

  • puts students in contact with the living language through authentic material.
  • can be used as supplementary material and for practice in intermediate level courses.
  • helps students to prepare for the written exams of various certifications at this level.

Materiale per la preparazione alla prova scritta. (B1)

Preparazione al Celi 2 aims at helping the students that wish to take the Celi 2 exam, level B1. The book offers a large variety of authentic texts (literary texts, advertisements, leaflets, texts taken from magazines, national and local newspapers) and narrative, descriptive, argumentative and informative texts.

Material for the preparation of the written exam. Intermediate level (B2)

Preparazione al Celi 3 aims at helping the students that wish to take the Celi 3 exam, level B2. It can be used either in a language class or for self-study.

The book offers a large variety of authentic texts (literary texts, advertisements, leaflets, texts taken from magazines, national and local newspapers) and narrative, descriptive, argumentative and informative texts.