Parliamo italiano!, 5th Edition

A communicative approach

Parliamo italiano! offers a communicative, culture-based approach for beginning students of Italian. In addition to the four skills—reading, writing, speaking, and listening—Parliamo italiano! has made the fifth skill of cultural competency an integral part of learning Italian. Instead of taking for granted that students will assimilate cultural information while studying language, we have made cultural competency one of our primary goals.

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What sets this program apart?

In Parliamo italiano!, the grammar points and their sequence were selected for their logical relationship to language acquisition and the topic being explored. Explanations are concise and to the point and when possible, schematic visual material and charts help students deduce grammatical concepts and understand their use.

The organization of Parliamo italiano! reflects the goal of introducing Italian life and culture together with the basic components of linguistic expression and language. Each of the twelve units focuses on a situation or theme relevant to daily life, such as working, shopping, or dining, as well as on a specific region of Italy.

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Digital at your fingertips

The Supersite is our easy-to-use digital platform, fully integrated with the student textbook and built exclusively to support language learning.

Students visit the Supersite to complete their homework, practice Italian, and communicate with their class. Instructors rely on the Supersite for powerful course management, allowing you and your students to focus on language learning.

Product details

  • Author
    Suzanne Branciforte, Elvira G. Di Fabio
  • Lessons
  • Published

For students

  • Student Edition textbook (loose-leaf)
  • Supersite Plus with vText—the online, interactive student edition
  • WebSAM online student workbook

For instructors

  • Instructor's Annotated Edition textbook
  • Instructor Supersite with testing program, assignment calendar, and additional instructor resources
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