Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea


Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea

Julia M. Cozzarelli

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


Attraverso l'Italia contemporanea

Julia M. Cozzarelli

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


Beginning students build comprehensive speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills with Sentieri's interactive, integrated text and technology. With a dramatic series of authentic Italian video clips and short films, as well as literary and cultural readings, they’re left with an in-depth understanding of Italian culture.

  • Vibrant, contemporary design that’s easy to navigate
  • Fotoromanzo, an episodic video, shot in Rome especially for Sentieri
  • Layout, color, and graphics that enhance learning and provide ongoing support for students
  • Rich, comprehensive cultural coverage
  • Authentic Italian TV clips and short films
  • High-interest literary and cultural readings
  • vText—the interactive, online version of the textbook—perfect for hybrid classes
  • Our interactive Supersite—with auto-graded activities, program video and audio activities, student resources, helpful online assessments, and class management tools

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 Edition with Supersite (V1, Chapters 1–6) + WebSAM + vText
ISBN: 978-1-60576-702-4 Hardcover
(WebSAM contains online Workbook, Video Manual & Lab Manual)
Student Edition with Supersite (V2, Chapters 7–12) + WebSAM + vText
ISBN: 978-1-60576-706-2 Hardcover
(WebSAM contains online Workbook, Video Manual & Lab Manual)
Student Activities Manual V1 (Chapters 1–6)
ISBN: 978-1-60576-640-9 Paperback
(Student Activities Manual includes Workbook, Video Manual & Lab Manual)
Student Activities Manual V2 (Chapters 7–12)
ISBN: 978-1-60576-641-6 Paperback
(Student Activities Manual includes Workbook, Video Manual & Lab Manual)

For Instructors

Annotated Edition
ISBN: 978-1-60576-123-7 Hardcover
Teachers’s DVD with Supersite
ISBN: 978-1-60576-234-0 DVD and Code
Includes online class management, assessment, teacher resources, and online communication tools
Sample lesson
Every Sentieri lesson is enhanced by a range of activities, audio, and media—from a dramatic series to authentic video clips—complete with resources that reinforce learning and make French come to life. See firsthand how our integrated text and technology support students at every step!

Video Highlights

  • Video


    Shot in and around Rome, 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 teachers 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 completeTeachers'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


  • WebSAM: Online Student Activities Manual
  • All Workbook, Lab Manual, and Video Manual activities 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 teachers
  • A single gradebook for vText and Supersite (or Supersite Plus)
  • vText included with every Teacher Supersite account—the perfect tool for classroom presentations
  • A great solution for hybrid classes

  • For students
  • Searchable table of contents and page-number browsing
  • Note-taking capabilities
  • Links on the vText page to all audio, 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