Easy Italian Reader: A Three-Part Text for Beginning Students

Easy Italian Reader: A Three-Part Text for Beginning Students

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by Riccarda Saggese
     
 

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The quick, easy, enjoyable way to learn how to read Italian

This new addition to the popular Easy Reader series allows beginners to start reading Italian right away and intermediate learners to hone their reading skills.

Rather than relying on dry grammar rules, Easy Italian Reader features engaging readings on Italian history, people,

Overview

The quick, easy, enjoyable way to learn how to read Italian

This new addition to the popular Easy Reader series allows beginners to start reading Italian right away and intermediate learners to hone their reading skills.

Rather than relying on dry grammar rules, Easy Italian Reader features engaging readings on Italian history, people, and contemporary literature that rapidly build comprehension, progressing in difficulty as readers’ abilities increase. Helpful review sections, comprehension questions, and proficiency-building games are included throughout to reinforce what is learned.

Easy Italian Reader:

  • Provides timesaving new vocabulary footnotes
  • Includes exercises and an answer key to test understanding
  • Offers insights into Italian culture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071603355
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Easy Reader Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
719,493
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

Riccarda Saggese, a native of Italy, is an assistant professor of Italian at the University of Delaware. In addition to various Italian degrees, she earned a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Johns Hopkins University.

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Easy Italian Reader: A Three-Part Text for Beginning Students 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
sand-a-man More than 1 year ago
After trying to find a simple reading companion for my study of the Italian language, I finally discovered this book. I cannot think of any purchase that has been more satisfying or rewarding. It is exactly as the sub-title indicates: "a three-part text for beginning students." It is appropriate for those who have become somewhat acquainted with the basics of Italian grammar and vocabulary and are ready for reading that will help to put those skills to work in something other than practice sentences, but will not overwhelm them as well. The three divisions of the book start with part one which is a series of episodes in the life of two high school students, one American and the other Italian. The second part is a series of essays on prominent historical figures, and the third is a collection of stories written by current Italian authors. The book nurses the reader through each part, beginning with simple vocabulary and rudimentary grammar, then gradually moves forward, introducing a more extensive vocabulary and grammar structure along the way. There are helpful short glossaries explaining phrases or defining words in each selection as well as a more extensive glossary at the back of the book. The essays are both entertaining and informative. Most important, they are an effective tool for a beginning student to begin to feel comfortable reading Italian.
Mimi8 More than 1 year ago
I found Easy Italian Reader to be a very enjoyable way to learn new vocabulary while following engaging story lines that increase in difficulty throughout the book. Beginning students of Italian will find this small volume very empowering because the learning is reinforced throughout making success with this beautiful language that much easier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been taking Italian 101 for the past 8 months. This Easy Italian reader has been so much fun to read, and I have improved my vocabulary words at the same time. Thanks Maria
Anonymous 8 months ago
I took Italian 101 about 5 years ago and wanted to get back into it; so I bought this book. It's fantastic. After reading the first selection, I found a lot of my grammar and vocabulary knowledge coming back and only had to check a few words in the back of the book. I love that the questions are completely in Italian and require the answers to ALSO be in Italian--it makes synthesizing and speaking the language more intuitive. There's not much grammar given--that I could tell--so if someone has NO previous Italian knowledge, it might be a little trickier to work out, but overall, I really like this book--and got through 8 chapters in about 10 days. Very fun and interesting readings.
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