Eccoci!, Euro Edition
January 2004, ©2004
Because students learn best from materials that are fun, interesting, and relevant, the activities, readings, and authentic documents in Eccoci! foster creativity and encourage the use of Italian in meaningful, everyday situations while promoting cultural awareness and appreciation. Student learning, in fact, is supported throughout the book. Eccoci! is the first Italian textbook structured for manageable teaching and learning at different institutions. Its innovative presentation of grammar in separate sections called Grammatica and Espansione grammaticale offers both fundamental structures and optional, expanded grammatical explanations.
Capitolo 1: L'università.
Capitolo 2: Il mondo del lavoro.
Capitolo 3: La famiglia italiana.
Capitolo 4: Le compere: negozi e mercati.
Capitolo 5: La donna italiana.
Capitolo 6: Le vacanze.
Capitolo 7: Il tempo libero: i passatempi e lo sport.
Capitolo 8: Il carnevale.
Capitolo 9: Le feste italiane.
Capitolo 10: Il cinema italiano.
Capitolo 11: Il cibo i ristoranti.
Capitolo 12: L'arte.
Capitolo 13: La moda.
Capitolo 14: La città e i monumenti.
Capitolo 15: L'ecologia e l'ambiente.
Capitolo 16: La musica e le canzoni.
Capitolo 17: I mezzi di comunicazione.
Capitolo 18: Gli italiani in America.
A pair of striking photos announce the chapter region and theme. A geographical photo is accompanied by basic information about the region while a thematic photo introduces the communication goals, the grammatical structures, and the cultural topic. The photos may be used as a warm-up or as an end-of-chapter activity.
This presents the thematic vocabulary and grammatical structures, which become the active material for the chapter, in two meaningful contexts: via an illustrated text or authentic document and via a dialogue (or dialogues), called Incontri.
Presents topics related to the chapter theme. Specific terms are explained or pertinent statistics are provided at the outset, preparing students to understand and discuss the text. Each Nota culturale is followed by a set of comprehension questions or discussion points.
Is divided into several manageable sections, each built around the specific function the grammar serves. The structure iteself is introduced in context via a set of sample sentences. Each grammar explanation is followed by a set of Attivita, which progress from controlled manipulation of the structure to open-ended communication, with ample opportunity for student interaction in pairs and groups.