The best-selling first-year Italian text gives students a comprehensive introduction to fundamental grammar structures in an authentic, colorful context provided by cultural readings, situational dialogues, and cartoons. The richness and diversity of Italian culture permeate each chapter, from the opening dialogue through the numerous illustrations, to the final reading. This edition truly reflects the issues, the language, and the look of contemporary Italy. Audiovisual supplements include a lively video, filmed on location specifically to accompany the program.Graziana Lazzarino is the author of 'Prego!: An Invitation to Italian' with ISBN 9780073655130 and ISBN 0073655139.