Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea

Sentieri Italian Program


Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea

Julia M. Cozzarelli

© 2011 hardcover | 9 x 10 7/8 inches | online vText available
12 units | 2-3 semesters | 560 pages


Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea

Julia M. Cozzarelli

© 2011 hardcover | 9 x 10 7/8 inches | online vText available
12 units | 2-3 semesters | 560 pages


Sentieri offers contemporary culture, dramatic and authentic media, and integrated technology to captivate your introductory Italian students. With 12 units that present vocabulary and grammar as tools for effective communication and emphasize culture as integral to successful language acquisition, you’ll have all you need to tailor instruction for your course needs.

  • Vibrant, contemporary, and easy-to-navigate design
  • Fotoromanzo, an episodic video, shot in Rome especially for Sentieri
  • Layout, color, and graphics that enhance learning and provide ongoing support for students
  • Rich, authentic cultural coverage
  • Authentic Italian TV clips and short films
  • vText—the interactive, online version of the textbook—perfect for hybrid courses
  • Our signature Supersite— online access to textbook video, audio, interactive activities, study and reference tools, and effective online assessment and course management

What can you expect in each lesson? Check out all the themes below.

For more details, download this Table of Contents.


  1. Unità 1 Ciao, come va?
  2. Unità 2 Il tempo libero
  3. Unità 3 La famigilia e gli amici
  4. Unità 4 Tecnologia e moda
  5. Unità 5 Buon appetito!
  6. Unità 6 La salute e il benessere
  7. Unità 7 Casa dolce casa
  8. Unità 8 Sì, viaggiare!
  9. Unità 9 La vita in città
  10. Unità 10 Lo spirito creativo
  11. Unità 11 Offerte di lavoro
  12. Unità 12 L'ambiente naturale

For Students

Student Edition with Supersite Access
ISBN: 978-1-60576-258-6 Hardcover
Also available in loose-leaf & multi-volume formats upon request
Student Activities Manual with Answer Key
ISBN: 978-1-60576-419-1 Paperback
(Student Activities Manual includes Workbook, Video Manual & Lab Manual)
Student Edition with Supersite + WebSAM + vText
ISBN: 978-1-60576-259-3 Paperback
WebSAM contains online Workbook, Video Manual & Lab Manual

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
ISBN: 978-1-60576-123-7 Hardcover
Instructor’s DVD with Supersite
ISBN: 978-1-60576-234-0 DVD and Code
Includes online course management, assessment, instructor resources, and online communication tools
Sample lesson
Every Sentieri unit is enhanced by a range of activities, audio, and media. From a dramatic series to documentaries and authentic TV clips, learning is reinforced to make Italian come to life. Watch a video clip below to see firsthand how our integrated text and technology support students at every step.

Video Highlights

  • Video


    Shot in and around Rome, Fotoromanzo episodes bring lesson vocabulary and grammar to life with stories that follow the lives of four students living in the Vaticano neighborhood. With backdrops such as the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, these youthful native speakers bring Italian to life! Learn more about the Fotoromanzo.

Supersite Technology

See what we mean by integrated technology. Our Supersite, WebSAM, and vText, offer a wealth of online tools, media, and resources for both instructors and students. Find the best ways to teach and learn—for you. Visit the Supersite Demo to explore all resources.

  • For instructors
  • A gradebook to manage courses, view rosters, set assignments, and post announcements
  • The complete Instructor's Resource Manual in PDFs (answer keys, videoscripts & translations, audioscripts, info gap activities, and handouts)
  • The complete Testing Program in PDFs and RTF word-processing files
  • MP3 files of the complete Textbook, Lab, and Testing Audio Programs
  • Overheads and vocabulary and grammar PowerPoint presentation slides
  • Lesson plans
  • Voiceboards for oral communication and threaded discussions
  • Complete access to the Student Supersite

  • For students
  • Auto-graded textbook and additional practice activities with real-time feedback
  • Open-ended activities where students explore and search the Internet
  • Interactive maps and cultural activities
  • Recorded textbook readings, plus additional readings
  • Streaming video for all video programs, with optional subtitles and English translations
  • Textbook and Lab audio MP3s
  • Auto-graded quizzes, tests, and exams
  • Writing activities
  • Pronunciation practice
  • Vocabulary tutorials, interactive flashcards, and games
  • Mini Italian Dictionary


  • Online Student Activities Manual
  • Student Activities Manual in an online format
  • A combination of auto-graded and instructor-graded activities
  • Oral voice record-submit activities
  • The complete Lab Manual audio program
  • A single gradebook to manage Supersite and WebSAM courses, rosters, and assignments
  • vText access complementary with WebSAM packages

  • Online collaboration tools
  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Instant messaging
  • Oral voice record-submit activities
  • Online whiteboards
  • Online office hours

vText: virtual interactive text

  • For instructors
  • A single gradebook for vText and Supersite (or Supersite Plus)
  • vText included with every Instructor Supersite account—the perfect tool for classroom presentations
  • A great solution for hybrid courses

  • For students
  • Searchable table of contents, and page-number browsing
  • Note-taking capabilities
  • Links on the vText page to all audio and video, and mouse-icon textbook activities
  • An interface that shows assignments and grades for mouse-icon activities right on the vText page
  • Access to all Supersite—or Supersite Plus—resources
  • Available at no extra cost with Supersite Plus packages