Contatti 1 Italian Beginner's Course: Book/CD Pack by Mariolina Freeth and Giuliana Checketts
Complete book and CD pack, 272 pages.
Contatti, the best-selling Italian course for adult beginners, is aimed at those wishing to learn Italian from scratch in a classroom environment. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Contatti gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand contemporary Italian.
Contatti 1, the first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language over 14 thematic lessons with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Italy. From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. Contatti 1 is ideal for group work but can also be used for individual study. It covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and similar.
This third edition will be brought completely up to date, with particular attention paid to improving and simplifying the explanations of grammar and language structure and the inclusion of cultural insights. New online content will offer further opportunities for learners to practise their skills.
The Course Pack includes:
- A coursebook fully illustrated in colour
- 2 audio CDs containing the listening element of the course
- A support booklet with all the answers to the exercises together with recording transcripts
Contatti 1: Course Pack: Italian Beginner's Course - About the Author(s):
Mariolina Freeth: Lecturer in Italian, Queen Mary College UL Language Centre and Kingsway College. Giuliana Checketts: Lecturer in Italian, Thames Valley University.