Italian is Fun, Book 1 offers an introductory program that makes language acquisition a natural, personalized, enjoyable, and rewarding experience. The book provides all the elements for a one-year course. The course is designed to help students attain an acceptable level of proficiency in four basic skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - developed through simple materials in visually focused contexts that students can easily relate to their own experiences. They are asked easy-to-answer questions that require them to speak about their daily lives, express their opinions, and supply real information.
The book consists of six parts. Each part contains four lessons, followed by a 'Ripasso' unit, in which strucutre and vocabulary are recapitulated and practiced through various 'attivita' These include games and puzzles as well as more conventional types of exercises. Lessons 12 and 24 are followed by an Achievement Test. Each lessons includes a step-by-step sequence of student-directed elements which are designed to make the materials accessible and fun. [via]