From Amsco’s website:
Italian is Fun provides students with a basal text that will help them attain acceptable levels of proficiency in basic communicative skills. The book provides enough materials for a one-year course in junior high school as well as beginning high school courses.
- Develops basic communicative skills through simple materials. Uses visual cues for learning and practice.
- Provides topical contexts to which students can easily relate.
- Teaches vocabulary through lively drawings that convey meanings of words without the need of English.
- Makes extensive use of cognates to show students that Italian is not so “foreign” after all.
- Presents structure inductively, guiding students into making their own discoveries and formulating their own conclusions.
- Features short, entertaining narratives and/or playlets that illustrate new vocabulary and structures.
- Rounds out lessons with illustrated conversations, personalized dialog exercises, and other practice.
- Makes cultural connections in the narratives, playlets, and personalized communicative practice.
- Includes review units after every four lessons featuring games, puzzles, picture stories, and other practice.
- Two achievement tests.
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