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Vicenda Cultura

ISBN-10: 0073274356
ISBN-13: 9780073274355
Edition: 2009
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Description: "A vicenda" is a flexible, comprehensive communication- and culture-based program for intermediate Italian that develops communicative competence in all language skills and provides a solid review of grammar, all within the context of contemporary  More...

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Book details

List price: $66.33
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 4/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298

"A vicenda" is a flexible, comprehensive communication- and culture-based program for intermediate Italian that develops communicative competence in all language skills and provides a solid review of grammar, all within the context of contemporary Italian culture and society. The themes of "A vicenda" reflect the concerns and priorities of today's Italy and Italians as part of the larger European Community, and the language students encounter in "A vicenda" is equally contemporary and up-to-date. The "Five Cs of Foreign Language Learning" - Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities - are consistently woven throughout the "A vicenda" program. Together, all of these characteristics result in the most well-rounded and engaging intermediate Italian program available today. "A vicenda" is a two-volume program. "A vicenda: Lingua" is the core volume, and focuses primarily on language acquisition and the development of all four language skills. "A vicenda: Cultura" is the companion volume, and it offers authentic excerpts from newspapers and magazines, narrative texts, poetry, and author-written texts, accompanied by reading strategies and activities, as well as additional vocabulary development and language practice. Instructors can use both volumes or only one, depending on the goals of their course and the number of contact hours they have with students.

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, includingInsieme(McGraw-Hill) andRacconti del Novecento, as well as a number of articles, primarily on contemporary Italian cinema.

Romana Capek-Habekovi¿ received her PhD from the University of Michigan. She teaches language, literature and culture courses. She is the author of Tommaso Landolfi'sGrotesque Imagesand the co-author ofInsieme(McGraw-Hill), a program for intermediate Italian. She is also the co-author ofTaped Exercises for Basic and Intermediate Italian(McGraw-Hill). She has published on twentieth-century Italian authors from Massimo Bontempelli to Giose Rimanelli and Antonio Tabucchi. Her articles have appeared in many scholarly publications. Presently, she is teaching and directing the Italian Language Program at the University of Michigan.

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