Italian through Film: A Text for Italian Courses / Edition 1

Italian through Film: A Text for Italian Courses / Edition 1

by Antonello Borra, Cristina Pausini
     
 

Focusing on contemporary Italian films, this book offers Italian-language teachers an exciting opportunity to incorporate authentic language in their classrooms. The book is adaptable for any level of language instruction and devotes one chapter to each of ten entertaining movies-among them Cinema Paradiso, La vita e bella, Mediterraneo, and Il postino. Pre-viewing,… See more details below

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Focusing on contemporary Italian films, this book offers Italian-language teachers an exciting opportunity to incorporate authentic language in their classrooms. The book is adaptable for any level of language instruction and devotes one chapter to each of ten entertaining movies-among them Cinema Paradiso, La vita e bella, Mediterraneo, and Il postino. Pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing activities appropriate to the various films are included in each chapter. The exercises range in difficulty from elementary to highly sophisticated and are designed to enhance students' vocabulary and cultural awareness as well as oral and written skills. Because the film chapters are arranged chronologically and not in order of increasing difficulty, teachers may place particular films in their syllabi at any stage of language instruction. Drawing on a fine selection of relevant Italian films, this inviting book effectively fosters a deeper understanding of both Italian language and culture."The choice of films is excellent, and the accompanying exercises are all valid and well constructed. Even the grammar exercises are appealing."-Brian O'Connor, Boston College

Author Biography: Antonello Borra is assistant professor of Italian at the University of Vermont. Cristina Pausini is visiting assistant professor at Wellesley College.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100204
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Yale Language Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
142
Sales rank:
587,011
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.31(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Tips for Course Use
1Cinema Paradiso: di Giuseppe Tornatore (1988)1
2Storia di ragazzi e ragazze: di Pupi Avati (1989)13
3Johnny Stecchino: di Roberto Benigni (1991)25
4Mediterraneo: di Gabriele Salvatores (1991)37
5Caro Diario: di Nanni Moretti (1993)49
6Lamerica: di Gianni Amelio (1994)61
7Il postino: di Michael Radford (1994)73
8La vita e bella: di Roberto Benigni (1997)85
9Pane e tulipani: di Silvio Soldini (2002)99
10La stanza del figlio: di Nanni Moretti (2001)111
Illustration Credits120

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