A Closer Look at the Units
Each unit is arranged logically to take the learner, step by step, through learning new Italian words and concepts, combined with important cultural information. Every unit has four stages and one final "challenge" at the end of the four lessons.
For example, unit two, "Meeting People," has four stages (i.e., lessons) within the unit:
- Spelling Your Name
- Where You Come From
- Friends and Family
- Saying What You Do
Each of these stages, or lessons, is made up of the basic video/audio slideshow and reinforcing activities. Each stage is also supplemented by a main objective, grammar tips, and fact files. For example, under Unit Two, "Meeting People," the "Friends and Family" stage contains the following helpful material:
- Objective: Introducing yourself and others.
Grammar file: How to say "my," an introduction to possessives: mio, mia, il mio, la mia.
- Fact file: Introductions, a very helpful article on how to make introductions in a culturally appropriate way.
Each stage - of which there are twenty-four total - contain an impressive amount of Italian language data and information that will help you get an excellent start in learning the Italian language! Check out the Italian Steps Syllabus online to get a full overview of all the stages, challenges and activities you can cover through the course of the six units.