Fully articulated with the core text, the Student Activities Manual provides students with the practice they need to become comfortable using the new words and structures from each chapter before producing them during conversations in class. The Workbook activities offer a wide range of written activities designed to review the chapter's vocabulary and grammatical structures, while the Lab Manual activities include ample opportunity for listening comprehension and pronunciation practice using new vocabulary and grammatical concepts from each chapter. Online access provides flexibility and accessibility to accommodate your schedule and learning needs.
Elissa Tognozzi (Ph.D. Italian, UCLA) is Senior Lecturer (SOE) in the Department of Italian at UCLA. As Director of Italian Language Studies, she teaches graduate seminars in methods and in technology, coordinates the language program, and supervises the department's teaching assistants. Her upper-division courses include advanced composition, culture, opera, and theater. In addition, she is undergraduate advisor. From 2003 to 2008, she was chair of the AP Italian Development Committee. She was editor of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) newsletter and is currently the elected representative for AATI for California. Donatella Melucci was born and raised in Italy. She earned her Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere from the University of Bari, Italy, and received a doctorate in English Rhetoric/Composition & Linguistics from Arizona State University where she taught for many years. She is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Her field of specialization is methodologies for teaching Italian as a second/foreign language. Her studies have also focused on the use of technology in foreign language classes.