Synopses & Reviews
Learn how to read in Italian--instantly!
Easy Italian Reader is a unique, easy-to-follow guide based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it immediately! Whether you're a brand-new beginner or an advanced-beginning learner, you will dive into the language with engaging readings that progress in difficulty to match your growing reading skills. This process will allow you to rapidly build comprehension and confidence as you enjoy the stories.
Easy Italian Reader begins with the story of Christine, an American girl whose family moves to Italy. She acclimates to her new home with help from her Roman friend Antonio. As you read about her experiences, you'll discover the nuances of language and culture right along with Christine. The second section provides a colorful history of Italy, from the founding of Rome to the present. And the third section contains readings from contemporary literature, giving learners the thrill of reading authentic Italian.
- Progressive format makes it easy to build comprehension quickly
- Helpful word glossaries conveniently present new words and phrases
- Exercises challenge language comprehension and build reading skills
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, EasyItalian 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
About 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, he earned a Ph.D. in Italian literature from Johns Hopkins University.
Table of Contents
PARTE PRIMA: Antonio e Christine
1 Due amici
2 Gli studi
3 La famiglia di Antonio
4 La famiglia di Chtistine
5 Due appartamenti
6 La scuola di Antonio
Etc. (Chaps. 7-20)
PARTE SECONDA: Fatti e figure della nostra storia
1 La nascita di Roma
2 Giulio Cesare (100-44 a.C.)
3 La pace romana
4 La città medievale
5 La cucina medievale
6 San Francesco (1182-1226)
Etc. (Chaps. 7-22)
PARTE TERZA: Scrittori contemporanei
Volevo i pantaloni di Lara Cardella
Le luci di Roma di Alberto Moravia
Vita di Melania Mazzucco