CIAO! VIDEO UPDATE, Sixth Edition emphasizes practical, communicative use of Italian, while teaching the four language skills and providing an enhanced introduction to Italian life and culture. The Video Update Edition includes a DVD of the new video program, "Sulla Strada: 1378 km," which takes you on a vibrant tour of Italy and offers authentic language exchanges. A Video Activity Manual is bound into the front of the student text to help engage you in the language and culture. Additionally, the Sixth Edition is distinguished by greater coherence in the grammatical presentation, a more pervasive emphasis upon cultural realities, lexical streamlining, and thorough updating.
With thematically based chapters that focus on the vibrant life of modern Italy and the country's rich cultural heritage, CIAO! VIDEO UPDATE provides the proven approach-known for its outstanding, easy-to-follow grammar presentation-and superior resources that you need to communicate in Italian with confidence and understanding. The book features a strong focus on spoken proficiency and cultural awareness, all woven into a dynamic presentation that makes it easy and fun to learn Italian.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 1249 g
Dimensions: 284 x 222 x 24 mm
Edition: 6th edition
"Ciao! provides a balanced amount of cultural info, vocabulary and grammar exercises to help any teaching style."
"What I like best about Ciao! is the structure of the chapters, the fairly modern cut of the cultural sections. The exercises push the students to interactive dialogues."
"I think the 6/e is an improvement on an already strong text. My students, with no prior knowledge of Italian, have been able to move quickly into spontaneous communication on the topics they become familiar with."
"I enjoy this text. The improvements are good and it is modern and interactive, which is in my opinion the only way to effectively teach languages. My favorite part of Ciao! are the cultural pages and the dialogues, especially the funny ones that students can have fun with, which in turn motivates them."