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Giardino italiano: An Intermediate Language Program, Books a la Carte Edition

By Francesco Bonavita

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 3, 2011


Giardino italiano is an intermediate level Italian language textbook designed for a one-semester course.


It uses communicative language teaching techniques for the purpose of developing oral proficiency among students. Although this book is not a grammar driven program, the text does afford students ample opportunities to practice grammatical structures as well as offering users a comprehensive grammatical reference section, for in-class or out-of-class review and practice. The grammatical explanations represent a clear point of reference and teachers may dwell on it if it meets their particular needs. The chapters are designed to reflect current vocabulary and expressions used in modern Italian, as well as offering students a glimpse of everyday life situations. A language is learned best when the individual is invited to personalize situations as they occur in everyday life.  Research shows that learning a second language takes place when students are afforded the opportunity to construct, to manipulate, and to experiment with their newly acquired language. Each chapter presents ample opportunities for students to create conversations and to think in the target language. 


This Books á la Carte Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched version of the textbook and provides you with the opportunity to personalize your book by incorporating your own notes and taking only the portion of the book you need with you — all at an affordable price.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Facciamo le prenotazioni
Chapter 1 Una tradizione in famiglia
Chapter 2 Un giovane a cavallo
Chapter 3 In montagna

Unit 2: Facciamo le compere
Chapter 4 Roma: in taxi
Chapter 5 Padova: una scelta particolare
Chapter 6 Negozio di antiquariato


Unit 3: Al museo
Chapter 7 Boccaccio
Chapter 8 Anima beata
Chapter 9 Il famoso Discobolo

Unit 4: Dal Medico: la nostra salute
Chapter 10 La piramide della dieta mediterranea e la nostra salute
Chapter 11 Consigli per denti sani
Chapter 12 L’erboristeria

Unit 5: A Tavola
Chapter 13 La cassata siciliana
Chapter 14 Il compleanno
Chapter 15 La lezione di pizza 


Unit 6: Visitiamo l’Italia
Chapter 16 Fontana di Trevi
Chapter 17 Una visita a Pompei
Chapter 18 Il cortile del Museo Bargello

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780205986392

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Student Activities Manual for Giardino italiano: An Intermediate Language Program
    Francesco Bonavita
  • MyItalianLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Giardino italiano: An Intermediate Language Program (multi semester access)
    Francesco Bonavita

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