The Avanti! program is a dynamic learning environment that motivates students to succeed and gives instructors maximum flexibility. Avanti! is known for its focus on the most critical language for beginning learners of Italian, its unique active learning approach, its systematic review and recycling, and its inclusion of real-world culture. With Avanti! students not only learn Italian- they develop a deep appreciation for Italian culture.
The Avanti! program is built around the following principles:
Focused Approach / Flexible Content: Avanti! responds to instructorsâ€™ concerns that most programs attempt to cover too much material in the first year. Informed by second-language acquisition research this introductory course reflects a reasonable expectation for the amount of material that most beginning learners can acquire in one year of classroom instruction. Communicative Competence:Avanti! satisfies studentsâ€™ desire to communicate in everyday situations from the very beginning through a guided and gradual process of acquisition. Cultural Competence:Avanti! provides a meaningful and extensive exploration of Italyâ€™s rich and unique culture.Recycling vocabulary and structures for maximum exposure is a key feature of Avanti!.