A communicative approach to learning to speak Italian
Not only does Parliamo Italiano provide students learning Italian with a strong ground in the four ACTFL skills – reading, writing, speaking, and listening – but it also emphasises cultural fluency. Plus, the use of maps, photos, realia, and cultural notes offer a vibrant image of Italy as students make their way through the book. The chapters are organised around functions and activities., and cultural information has been updated to make the material more relevant. In addition, discussions on functional communications give readers early success in the language and encourage them to use it in practical situations.