Italian series
Chiarissimo
In Chiarissimo Uno e Chiarissimo Due, every chapter introduces a different region of Italy, and asks students to explore aspects of culture such as values and traditions. With every turn of the page, vibrant colors and imagery will draw learners into the lives of the Italian people.

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Textbook

Chiarissimo Uno

Italian Language and Culture Program

Novice Low — Novice High
Textbook

Chiarissimo Due

Italian Language and Culture Program

Novice High — Intermediate Low
"Chiarissimo is a real masterpiece! Un vero capolavoro! I am currently using Chiarissimo Uno with my Italian 1 class. The book is well organized and everything you need is at your fingertips. I love how each sito has supplementary practice to go along with it. I just love how I do not have to search through mountains of material to get what I need. Everything is just there! The book is also student-friendly. Students navigate the pages with ease. The book is colorful and up-to-date, which attracts the learner. I also love how the siti provides related links. I always check this part out for supplementary videos that will complement my lesson. The book also has an online component where students can take a quiz. This is great because I can get instant feedback on their progress. An important component of the book is that it gets students to speak right from the beginning. I see more progress happening now than I did in our old Italian book. The book also prepares students for the AP® exam. A great section is the ascolto/audio section. I can go on and on about how wonderful this book is. It really helps me to teach the language. It is the complete package!"

Joanne L.

"Finalmente! Finally, there is a textbook series that satisfies every need. Chiarissimo Uno and Chiarissimo Due are my one-stop resource for creating and carrying out engaging lessons. Written in a clear and logical manner, the content is easily understood and well suited to independent learning that can be expanded upon in the classroom in an effective sequence of communicative activities. Visually appealing and colorful, the graphics enhance the students' understanding and generate enthusiasm. The use of grammar and vocabulary recycling throughout the book reflect the invaluable experience and wisdom of two dedicated educators. The Chiarissimo series is a revolution and a revelation for teachers of Italian."

Jenn Trevisiol

The Prout School, Rhode Island

"A most needed, fresh approach to learning Italian. The illustrations are useful, colorful, and lend themselves to further conversation. The sequencing is logical and the text builds in reinforcement from one chapter to the next."

Alfred P.

"A masterpiece. It covers every aspect of language learning with many exercises and as the name means very clear explanations."

Louis B.

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Brandon Brown dice la verità

Rather than get caught in the act of disobeying his mother, Brandon decides to lie about his dishonest actions. He quickly discovers that not telling the truth can create big problems and a lot of stress! Will he win in the end, or will he decide that honesty is the best policy?

The exceptionally low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Brandon Brown dice la verità’, make this an ideal read for very beginning Italian students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Italian), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible.

Novice Low — Novice High
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Brandon Brown vuole un cane

Brandon Brown really wants a dog, but his mother is not quite so sure. A dog is a big responsibility for any age, much less a soon-to-be 9-year-old. Determined to get a dog, Brandon will do almost anything to get one, but will he do everything it takes to keep one…a secret?

The exceptionally low unique word count and high-frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) in the Comprehension-based™ reader, ‘Brandon Brown voule un cane’, make this an ideal read for very beginning Spanish students. Each page is loaded with cognates (words that are similar in English and Spanish), recycled vocabulary, and illustrations, which makes this read highly comprehensible.

Novice Low — Novice High

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