CAPITOLO 1: Piacere! Io mi chiamo... Struttura 1. The Italian alphabet. Pronunciation and Italian sounds. Double consonants. Struttura 2. The verb to be (essere and stare). Struttura 3. Singular Nouns + Indefinite Articles. Struttura 4. Plural Nouns + Definite Articles. CAPITOLO 2: In piazza dopo le lezioni. Struttura 1. Present tense of avere and idiomatic expressions. Struttura 2. Adjectives. Struttura 3. Verbs in -are (regular and irregular). Struttura 4. Simple prepositions. CAPITOLO 3: La vita in piazza e in famiglia. Struttura 1. Verbs ending in -ere. Struttura 2. Possessive adjectives and pronouns. Struttura 3. Verbs in -ire. Struttura 4. Compound prepositions. CAPITOLO 4: Lo sport in piazza. Struttura 1. Reflexive verbs and reciprocal actions. Struttura 2. Modal verbs. Struttura 3. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. Struttura 4. L'ora: "What time is it? " CAPITOLO 5: Che bello spettacolo in piazza. Struttura 1. Direct-object pronouns. Struttura 2. Passato prossimo with avere. Struttura 3. Passato prossimo with essere. Struttura 4. Agreement between past participle and direct-object pronouns. CAPITOLO 6: Feste in piazza. Struttura 1. Imperfect tense. Struttura 2. Passato prossimo and imperfect. Struttura 3. Adverbs. Struttura 4. Indirect-Object Pronouns. CAPITOLO 7: Al ristorante della piazza con i colleghi. Struttura 1. Partitives. Struttura 2. "Piacere" in the present and past (similar verbs like mancare, bastare, restare). Struttura 3. Pronouns ci and ne. Struttura 4. Past perfect. CAPITOLO 8: In piazza tra vacanze e bellezze naturali. Struttura 1. Impersonal forms. Struttura 2. Future tense. Struttura 3. Double pronouns. Struttura 4. Relative pronouns. CAPITOLO 9: In piazza per promuovere la salute. Struttura 1. Imperative. Struttura 2. Imperative with pronouns. Struttura 3. Indefinite and negative expressions. Struttura 4. Progressive mode. CAPITOLO 10: In piazza per un ambiente sano. Struttura 1. Simple conditional. Struttura 2. Past conditional. Struttura 3. Stressed pronouns. Struttura 4. Comparatives. CAPITOLO 11: Moda e tecnologia s'incontrano in piazza. Struttura 1. Present subjunctive. Struttura 2. Expressions that require the subjunctive. Struttura 3. Past subjunctive. Struttura 4. Superlatives. CAPITOLO 12: Piazze multiculturali. Struttura 1. Imperfect subjunctive. Struttura 2. Past perfect subjunctive. Struttura 3. Sequence of tenses with subjunctive. Struttura 4. If-clauses.
Elissa Tognozzi (Ph.D. Italian, UCLA) is Senior Lecturer (SOE) in the Department of Italian at UCLA. As Director of Italian Language Studies, she teaches graduate seminars in methods and in technology, coordinates the language program, and supervises the department's teaching assistants. Her upper-division courses include advanced composition, culture, opera, and theater. In addition, she is undergraduate advisor. From 2003 to 2008, she was chair of the AP Italian Development Committee. She was editor of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) newsletter and is currently the elected representative for AATI for California. Donatella Melucci was born and raised in Italy. She earned her Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere from the University of Bari, Italy, and received a doctorate in English Rhetoric/Composition & Linguistics from Arizona State University where she taught for many years. She is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Her field of specialization is methodologies for teaching Italian as a second/foreign language. Her studies have also focused on the use of technology in foreign language classes.