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Tutt* a tavola! Volume 1

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Stacy Giufre, UMass Amherst

Melina Masterson, UMass Amherst

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: UMass Amherst

Language: English

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Reviewed by Richard Strager, Lecturer in Italian and Spanish, Salem State University on 11/30/22

The material covered in V.1 is complete in terms of grammar and vocabulary for a first semester (101) college course. There are also numerous appropriate cultural topics presented in each unit. The number of practice exercises is limited, however... read more

Table of Contents

  • Main Body
    • Capitolo 1
    • Capitolo 2
    • Capitolo 3
    • Capitolo 4
    • Capitolo 5
    • Capitolo 6

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  • About the Book

    This new open educational resource is for Elementary Italian. Our goal is for this book to be comprehensive, user-friendly, inclusive, and cost-effective. Tutt* a tavola has two parts, one for each course, with six chapters in each. Generally speaking, each chapter addresses three to four grammatical topics and includes a vocabulary section related to a cultural theme. The vocabulary is also incorporated into the grammatical presentations and exercises. There is also a short reading in each chapter regarding different aspects of culture and language, to address those questions of diversity and inclusion that are often missing from the textbooks we have used in the past. To include more culture, we have also included multimedia: each chapter begins with a song that is used as a starting point for the inductive presentation of the chapter’s content, and ends with a video (a film clip, an interview, social media) that summarizes the ideas covered.

    About the Contributors


    Stacy Giufre and Melina Masterson are Lecturers of Italian Studies at UMass Amherst. They have been named OER Master Creators by the COERLL’s Language OER network for their work on Tutt* a tavola.

    Melina Masterson, UMass Amherst

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