Coming Fall 2022
Gratis! A Flipped-Classroom and Active Learning Approach to Italian is an open textbook intended for students with no previous knowledge of Italian. The textbook follows a thematic outline in which each chapter presents topics in a contextualized manner to allow students to communicate simply and effectively in the target language while introducing them to Italian culture. The textbook covers all the major grammar topics that allow students to communicate simply and effectively in the present tense of regular, irregular, and reflexive verbs. Students will also be able to narrate events in the past by using the present perfect and imperfect tenses. The second half of the textbook expands students' communicative skills by introducing the future tense, the imperative mood, the present and past conditional, and the present and past subjunctive. Gratis! offers students and educators a book that complements a flipped classroom and integrated course design to improve students' learning.
Carmelo A. Galati is an Associate Professor of Italian at Temple University. He has been teaching Italian language and literature courses at Temple since 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian from Rutgers University.
- publisherNorth Broad Press
- publisher placePhiladelphia, PA
- restrictionsCC BY-NC 4.0
- rightsCopyright 2022. Available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.
- rights holderCarmelo Galati