[back cover] Italian Now! L'italiano d'Oggi Level 1 Let's talk in Italian! Parliamo Italiano! An ideal worktext for classroom use in beginning high school and college Italian courses, Italian Now! Level 1 emphasizes practical, functional use of spoken and written Italian as it is used in everyday situations. It also offers a solid foundation in the basics of Italian grammar, vocabulary, verb forms, idioms, and sentence structure. Other features include: * Dialogues * Word Games * Entertaining Stories * Humorous Cartoon-Style Illustrations * Photos of Italian LandmarksDanesi, Marcel is the author of 'Italian Now!/ L'italiano d'oggi! Level 1/ Livello Primario', published 2005 under ISBN 9780764130731 and ISBN 0764130730.