Parliamo italiano!, Edition 5


Author: Suzanne Branciforte,Elvira Di Fabio,Gina M. Miele
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 111880032X
Category: Reference
Page: 552
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Parliamo italiano! Edition 5 continues to offer a communicative, culture based approach for beginning students of 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 emphasizes cultural fluency. The text follows a more visual approach by integrating maps, photos, regalia, and cultural notes that offer a vibrant image of Italy. The chapters are organized around functions and activities. 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.

Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance


Author: Susan Forscher Weiss,Russell E. Murray, Jr.,Cynthia J. Cyrus
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253004551
Category: Music
Page: 424
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What were the methods and educational philosophies of music teachers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? What did students study? What were the motivations of teacher and student? Contributors to this volume address these topics and other -- including gender, social status, and the role of the Church -- to better understand the identities of music teachers and students from 650 to 1650 in Western Europe. This volume provides an expansive view of the beginnings of music pedagogy, and shows how the act of learning was embedded in the broader context of the early Western art music tradition.

Exploraciones


Author: Mary Ann Blitt,Margarita Casas
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305804384
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 640
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EXPLORACIONES transforms students into culturally competent Spanish speakers by providing learning strategies, systematic self-assessments, integration of the National Standards, and a focus on the practical purposes of language study. Created through a “student-tested, faculty-approved” review process with thousands of students and hundreds of faculty, this text is an engaging and accessible solution. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Avanti!


Author: Janice Aski,Diane Musumeci
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780077736446
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 576
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Informed by second-language acquisition research and supported by cutting-edge digital tools, the complete Avanti! program creates a dynamic learning environment that fosters communication and motivates students to succeed. With Connect and LearnSmart, Avanti's learning platform gives instructors maximum flexibility to structure the learning experience inside and outside the classroom. Avanti! is known for its focus on the most critical language for communication, its active presentation of vocabulary and grammar, systematic review and recycling, and inclusion of real-world culture. With Avanti!, students not only learn Italian- they develop a deep appreciation for Italian culture. The Avanti! program is built around the following principles: Focused Approach / Flexible Content: Avanti! responds to instructors’ concerns that most programs attempt to cover too much material in the first year. Informed by second-language acquisition research, this introductory course reflects a reasonable expectation for the amount of material that most beginning learners can acquire in one year of classroom instruction. The Strutture sections include the core structures that are necessary for meaningful communication at the elementary level. Additional structures are either presented “for recognition only” or appear in Per saperne di piu with associatedinductive presentations and activities in Connect, giving instructors maximum flexibility to teach the grammar they want to teach. The Connect platform includes an assignment builder feature that allows instructors to fully customize the course content to meet the needs of their particular students. Instructors may choose to assign all or some of the textbook and workbook activities as well as some or all of the grammar points presented in Per saperne di più, based on their course goals and the course delivery method: face-to-face, hybrid, or online. A major highlight of the fourth edition is the addition of 25 engaging Grammar Tutorial Videos that present key grammar points with related practice activities. Communicative Competence: Avanti!satisfies students’ desire to communicate in everyday situations from the very beginning through a guided and gradual process of acquisition. In the Strategie di comunicazione videos that open each chapter, students see and hear Italians of all ages and backgrounds using high-frequency, practical expressions that students can immediately begin using. The Lessico sections have been revised to include the most up-to-date high-frequency vocabulary in use today. The Strutture sections guide students from working with Italian at the word- and sentence-level until they arrive at the final section of each chapter, Cultura, where they engage in listening, reading, writing, and speaking activities at the discourse level. Outside of class, Connect provides voice tools such as Blackboard Instant Messaging for partnered speaking practice and the Voice Board for posting voice recordings to an asynchronous voicemail thread. With Avanti! students are always well supported in their practice inside and outside of the classroom, building their communicative competence and their confidence. Cultural Competence: Avanti! provides a meaningful and extensive exploration of Italy’s rich and unique culture. In addition to the Strategie di comunicazione videos and the Grammatica dal vivo videos that feature contemporary language as it is spoken today, the Il blog di... videos showcase four different regions of Italy. Brief readings and interactive cultural activities also promote an understanding of cultural products, practices, and perspectives throughout the program. All chapters end with reading, listening, speaking and writing activities that explore cultural topics in furtherdepth. New to the fourth edition is a feature called Scopriamo le belle arti! Based on the fine art chapter opener, the Lingua e Arte activities integrate both language review and art appreciation. Finally, each chapter now alternates between film and song activities, newly titled Scopriamo il cinema! and Scopriamo la musica! Recycling vocabulary and structures for maximum exposure is a key feature of Avanti. Every fourth chapter provides practice of four previously taught grammar points, which are then followed by a related topic. Chapter 16 contains only review grammar sections, providing students with additional practicewith challenging structures. The Lingua e Arte activities that close each chapter integrate both language review and culture. With LearnSmart, our adaptive learning tool, students can practice key vocabulary and grammatical points outside of class. This proven systemhelps students identify what they don’t know and provides them with the optimal learning path to help them learn those concepts. LearnSmart also identifies the concepts students are most likely to forget and encourages periodic review to ensure that they retain what they have learned. In the fourth edition, LearnSmart now includes modules for all the grammar and vocabulary covered in Avanti, including updated high-frequency vocabulary. By assigning both Connect activities and the LearnSmart vocabulary and grammar modules, instructors can ensure that students are optimally prepared for in-class communication.

Laboratory Manual for Prego!


Author: Andrea Dini,Graziana Lazzarino
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780077382483
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 200
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Prego! is easy to use! For this exciting new edition, we listened to our many adopters and made significant revisions to adapt Prego! to the changing needs of your students. Every aspect of this program is based on the strong foundation of vocabulary and grammar presentations unique to Prego along with communicative activities and expanded cultural material to help students develop language proficiency. As a result, the program is even stronger, offering a truly integrated approach to presenting culture that inspires students to develop their communication skills. All print and media supplements for the program are completely integrated in CENTRO, our comprehensive digital platform that brings together all the online and media resources of the Prego! program. These include the Quia online versions of the workbook and laboratory manual, the video program, the music playlist, and new interactive games. Instructors will also find an easy-to-use grade book, an instructor dashboard, and a class roster system that facilitates course management and helps reduce administrative workload.

In Giro Per L'Italia


Author: Graziana Lazzarino,Janice Aski,Maria Cristina Peccianti,Andrea Dini
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780072496109
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 512
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This new beginning Italian text is a brief version of the best-selling "Prego!," perfectly designed for those programs that are interested in this successful four-skills and communicative introduction to Italian language and culture but whose curriculum necessitates a briefer text. In addition, the communicative activities and even more streamlined vocabulary and grammar presentation have been re-organized into a four-part chapter structure including a beautiful, new mid-lesson cultural spread.

Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505

The Creation of a Musical Center in the Fifteenth Century
Author: Lewis Lockwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199703000
Category: Music
Page: 432
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Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a documentary history of music for one of the most important city-states of the Italian Renaissance. Lockwood shows how patrons and musicians created a musical center over the course of the fifteenth-century, tracing the growth of music and musical life in rich detail. It also sheds new light on the careers of such important composers as Dufay, Martini, Obrecht, and Josquin Desprez. This paperback edition features a new preface that re-introduces the book and reflects on its contribution to our modern knowledge of music in the culture of the Italian Renaissance.

Ponti: Italiano terzo millennio


Author: Elissa Tognozzi,Giuseppe Cavatorta
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111836663
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 448
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Now featuring a brand-new design and integration of short film, the newly-revised PONTI: ITALIANO TERZO MILLENNIO provides an up-to-date look at modern Italy, with a renewed focus on helping the second year student bridge the gap from the first year. With its innovative integration of cultural content and technology, the Third Edition encourages students to expand on chapter themes through web-based exploration and activities. Taking a strong communicative approach, the book's wealth of contextualized exercises and activities make it well suited to current teaching methodologies, and its emphasis on spoken and written communication ensures that students express themselves with confidence. Students will also have the chance to explore modern Italy with a cinematic eye through the inclusion of five exciting short films by Italian filmmakers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Oggi In Italia


Author: Franca Merlonghi,Ferdinando Merlonghi,Joseph Tursi,Brian O'Connor
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133421369
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 224
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OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. OGGI IN ITALIA also offers the material in a 3-Volume Split format that allows maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1,2, or 3-semester course sequence. All 3-Volume Splits include the complete front and back matter. In Volume 2, Textbook Modules 7-12 are featured. Volume 1 features Textbook Modules P-6, and Volume 3 features Textbook Modules 13-18. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Italian

A Self-Teaching Guide
Author: Edoardo A. Lèbano
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471359610
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 304
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Learn Italian the quick and easy way! Whether you re learning Italian for the first time or just brushing up on your skills, this updated edition of the bestselling Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide is the ideal way to master the language at your own pace. In fifteen simple lessons, you ll learn how to engage in everyday conversations from ordering at a restaurant to asking for directions to making special arrangements with a hotel concierge. Written in a lively, personable style by a native Italian, this practical guide combines the quick-reference virtues of a phrasebook with the learning tools of a full-fledged language course. Designed to acquaint you with the basic skills you need to speak, read, write, and understand the language, Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide, Second Edition demystifies grammar, common usage, and pronunciation with step-by-step lessons on numbers, days of the week, telling time, and special rules of speech. It also includes extensive vocabulary and culture notes. Mini-dialogues from real-life situations provide a vibrant introduction to Italian culture and customs while a fun assortment of exercises, self-tests, and practice activities constantly reinforces your reading and conversational skills.

GEN CMB LL AVANTI; CNCT+


Author: Diane Musumeci,Janice Aski
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259676901
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: N.A
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As the fastest growing introductory Italian title, Avanti! Beginning Italian continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of instructors and students. Professors are offering more hybrid and online courses, technology is providing functionality we could not envision just a few years ago, and the types of students we teach are ever-changing. Thus, in planning the third-edition revision, it was critical to retain the best parts of our program while responding to the changes around us. The title Avanti! conveys the forward-thinking approach of this program, which is designed to guide experienced and inexperienced instructors in creating a truly communicative, interactive environment for their students. In preparation for this edition, we employed a wide array of market research tools to identify a number of areas for digital innovation. As a direct result of our research, this new edition offers McGraw-Hill's Connect™ and LearnSmart™ with their game-changing, adaptive, and digital learning resources. These powerful, digital tools, now an integral part of the third edition, complement and support the goals of the Avanti! program and address the needs of the evolving Introductory Italian course. How does Avanti! with Connect and LearnSmart support the needs of Italian instructors and students? Communicative Competence: One of the major challenges of any introductory language course is to give students ample exposure to the language and sufficient opportunity for speaking practice to inspire them to communicate with confidence. Avanti! satisfies students' desire to communicate in everyday situations right from the start. In Connect Italian students have access 24/7 to the digitally enhanced eBook, the interactive textbook activities, the online Workbook / Laboratory Manual activities, all of the accompanying audio and video resources, and the voice tools that allow for out-of-class practice of important oral skills. Review and Recycling: Since introducing and practicing each grammatical structure once in a year-long course is simply not enough to promote acquisition, recycling vocabulary and structures for maximum exposure is a key feature of Avanti! Every fourth chapter provides practice of four previously taught grammar points, which are then followed by a related topic. With the addition of LearnSmart, a super-adaptive learning system, students can practice key vocabulary and grammatical structures outside of class. This powerful system helps students identify their weaknesses and provides them with an individualized study program based on their performance. Manageable Scope and Sequence: Avanti! responds to instructors' concerns that most programs attempt to cover too much material in the first year. We have designed an elementary course that reflects reasonable expectations for the amount of material that most beginning learners can acquire in one year of classroom instruction, while providing the necessary practice students need to acquire these structures. The Connect Italian platform includes an assignment builder feature that allows instructors further flexibility to fully customize the course content to meet the needs of their particular students. Instructors may choose to assign all (or a subset) of the textbook and workbook activities as well as some or all of the grammar points presented in Per saperne di più based on their course goals. Cultural Competence: Avanti!'s meaningful and extensive exploration of Italy's rich and unique culture is fully supported in Connect Italian through audio and video resources and interactive activities. Throughout each chapter, brief readings and interactive, culture activities promote an understanding of products, practices and perspectives. All chapters end with reading, listening, and writing activities that explore cultural topics in depth. Each chapter also includes an analysis of film clips where students can see Italian society and culture in action. Student-centered Classroom: A significant goal of Avanti! is to engage the learner inside and outside of the classroom and promote students' personal sense of responsibility to interact with the material and maximize learning. To this end, the inductive presentations of vocabulary and grammar, which encourage language processing and cognitive engagement, can be successfully completed in the classroom or by using the interactive versions in Connect. Administrative Challenges: The Avanti! program provides the online tools to reduce the amount of time and energy that instructors have to invest in administering their course. The Assignment Builder allows instructors to easily sort activities according to a variety of parameters that are important to them, including by learning objective, language skill, topic, amount of time on task, or by activity type (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and so on). With Reports instructors can pull full administrative reports about students' performance, and coordinators will be able to integrate these reports across all sections to see the performance of the entire program. The at-risk student report also allows instructors to quickly identify at-risk students, based on numerous criteria, who may need additional help to successfully complete the course.

Webster's New World Italian Dictionary


Author: Webster's New World Staff,편집부,Editors of Webster's New World Dictionaries
Publisher: Webster's New World
ISBN: 9780028614137
Category: Reference
Page: 640
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Italian Verb Drills, Fourth Edition


Author: Paola Nanni-Tate
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781260010640
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
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Get on the Fast Track to Mastering the Italian Verb System! Confident use of verbs is an essential foundation for learning Italian. Italian Verb Drills will help you lay this foundation through clear explanations and rigorous practice. You language skills will be strengthened as you become more fluent in your use of the correct tenses and verb forms. Inside you’ll find: ● Numerous examples that demonstrate how the Italian verb system works ● Review and mastery exercises to reinforce your learning ● An answer key to give you clear explanations on every concept Italian Verb Drills is the bestselling source of practice that you can use either in conjunction with a course or as a self-learning tool. You’ll become less intimidated by verb conjugation and, instead, more confident in your Italian writing and speaking skills.

Italian Verb Conjugation Card


Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764129544
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 6
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The most-often-used Italian regular and irregular verbs are presented with English translations in this quick-reference format. The six-panel card is laminated for long life and punched to fit either a two-ring or a three-ring notebook. The verb tenses are listed and explained in both active and passive voices, with information on how to use them in sentences, which makes this title a fine supplement for language students and travelers to Italy. Italian is the latest in BarronÂ's new series of Foreign Language Verb Conjugation Cards. Others are available in French, German, and Spanish. All are printed in full color on laminated card stock.

Schaum's Outline of Italian Grammar, 4th Edition


Author: Joseph Germano,Conrad Schmitt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071825835
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 384
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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 350 exercises with answers to sharpen your Italian grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 2.5 hours of downloadable audio files for additional practice--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. This Schaum's Outline gives you 480 fully solved exercises Coverage of contemporary conversational Italian including expressions, slang, and idioms Support for all the major textbooks for Italian courses Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines—Problem Solved.

Percorsi

LÍtalia attraverso la lingua e la cultura
Author: Francesca Italiano,Irene Marchegiani
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133754235
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 560
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Percorsi has quickly become one of the best-selling elementary Italian programs of its kind. The new Third Edition features Ritorno a Roma, an educational romantic comedy filmed on location in Rome, Siena, and Naples, a vibrant new design, even more focus on skill-development, updated cultural information, and expansion of MyItalianLab. Percorsi promotes the acquisition of Italian language and culture through a media-rich program that integrates the “five C’s” principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education. Building on the success of earlier editions, the Third Edition is designed to provide beginning learners with a variety of tools to develop their communicative competence in the four major language skill area—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—as they acquire familiarity with Italian culture. At its core is a brand new film, Ritorno a Roma. Produced by the 2012 Golden Globe winner for Best Short, Ritorno a Roma is the first educational romantic comedy created exclusively for learners of beginning Italian. The film, created to support the learning of Italian for users of Percorsi and exclusively written with students in mind, takes place in Roma and features scenes in Roma, Gaeta, Napoli, and Siena. It follows the trials and tribulations of four main characters—Taylor, Giulia, Elena, and Roberto—as Roberto attempts to win a national recording contract for the band that he manages. Ritorno a Roma provides an engaging, natural context for the practice of structure and vocabulary, while introducing students to colloquial language and providing them a firsthand look at Italian life and culture. Note: this is the standalone book if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below; 0133778002 / 9780133778007 Percorsi: L'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura Plus MyItalianLab with Pearson eText (multi-semester) -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 020599895X / 9780205998951 Percorsi: L'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura 0205999336 / 9780205999330 MyItalianLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Percorsi: L'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura (multi-semester)

Puntos de Partida

An Invitation to Spanish
Author: Marty Knorre,Thalia Dorwick,Ana Maria Perez-Girones,William R. Glass,Hildebrando Villarreal
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780079131348
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 608
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