Davvero

Davvero

DAVVERO is a student-centered program that offers a methodological approach anchored in action. The action-oriented approach is apparent in micro-tasks throughout the lesson cycle, which prepare learners for the final projects at the end of each chapter. As students complete task-based activities that are personally relevant, they will feel encouraged to take an active role in their own learning. Teaching and learning Italian with DAVVERO is a truly exciting cultural and personal experience.

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A new Italian program for
Higher Education

DAVVERO is a student-centered program that offers a methodological approach anchored in action. The action-oriented approach is apparent in micro-tasks throughout the lesson cycle, which prepare learners for the final projects at the end of each chapter. As students complete task-based activities that are personally relevant, they will feel encouraged to take an active role in their own learning. 

Why DAVVERO?

  • DAVVERO brings a contemporary view of Italian cultures to the classroom through engaging texts, themes, and topics: students are motivated to act and create in Italian!.
  • DAVVERO promotes intercultural competence, enabling critical thinking from a multidimensional, contemporary, and inclusive perspective that is free of stereotypes.
  • DAVVERO is the product of authentic student-centered design. Students acquire the vocabulary they need to communicate in the real world, learn grammar actively, and create projects in which they talk about their communities and experiences.
  • DAVVERO readings are accompanied by the Audiolettura (four audio versions of the reading) and Testi mappati (texts mapped to mark connectors, frequently combined words, and verbal phrases) features.
  • In DAVVERO grammar is treated in a progressive and inductive manner.
  • DAVVERO includes authentic documents and cultural input: blogs, articles, infographics, magazines, videos, etc.
  • DAVVERO offers a multi-device, responsive and offline / online solution: a Student Edition Textbook version in HTML, an ebook, and lots of components and resources. In the digital edition all the activities of the Student’s book are interactive.
  • DAVVERO offers an inclusive perspective on learning. Its approach makes it accessible to all and appeals to multiple intelligences (visual, verbal, interpersonal, etc.). In addition, its vision of cultural realities, diverse and free of stereotypes, embraces all the identities and communities of the Italian world—and of the students' world as well.

Why DAVVERO?

  • DAVVERO brings a contemporary view of Italian cultures to the classroom through engaging texts, themes, and topics: students are motivated to act and create in Italian!.
  • DAVVERO promotes intercultural competence, enabling critical thinking from a multidimensional, contemporary, and inclusive perspective that is free of stereotypes.
  • DAVVERO is the product of authentic student-centered design. Students acquire the vocabulary they need to communicate in the real world, learn grammar actively, and create projects in which they talk about their communities and experiences.
  • DAVVERO readings are accompanied by the Audiolettura (four audio versions of the reading) and Testi mappati (texts mapped to mark connectors, frequently combined words, and verbal phrases) features.
  • In DAVVERO grammar is treated in a progressive and inductive manner.
  • DAVVERO includes authentic documents and cultural input: blogs, articles, infographics, magazines, videos, etc.
  • DAVVERO offers a multi-device, responsive and offline / online solution: a Student Edition Textbook version in HTML, an ebook, and lots of components and resources. In the digital edition all the activities of the Student’s book are interactive.
  • DAVVERO offers an inclusive perspective on learning. Its approach makes it accessible to all and appeals to multiple intelligences (visual, verbal, interpersonal, etc.). In addition, its vision of cultural realities, diverse and free of stereotypes, embraces all the identities and communities of the Italian world—and of the students' world as well.

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Annotated Instructor's Edition

The Annotated Instructor's Edition of DAVVERO contains an abundance of annotations created to complement various teaching styles, save time in class preparation and course management, and provide additional ideas on how to extend some activities

Our digital environment

My Italian Hub is a platform offering digital content and resources for students and instructors who work with DAVVERO. 

It is designed with a clear purpose in mind: to improve teaching and learning experiences in Higher Education environments with engaging content and helpful, user-friendly tools.

The platform offers easy access to a vast array of material in different formats to help students better grasp and practice contents, build their skills, develop cultural insights, and meet learning objectives. My Italian Hub is easy, flexible and intuitive for all users. As more and more institutions move into the digital world, it is important for us to offer digital content in an interface that is intuitive and straightforward for all types of users and 100% web-based and browser friendly, as well as compatible with all smartphones and tablets via an application that allows instructors and students to work both offline and online at any time and from any location.

Technology that is affordable,
intuitive, mobile, and accessible to all!

For Students - My Italian Hub

  • Interactive Textbook, a fully digital version of the student book
  • Interactive Activities, a fully digital version of a traditional Student Activities Manual (SAM)
  • Enriched eText with audio and videos
  • Grammar tutorials
  • Quizzes on each chapter
  • Audios and their scripts
  • Videos and their scripts
  • Audiolettura, audio version of the texts
  • Testi mappati, a version of the reading texts that highlights lexical bundles and the use of prepositions
  • Cultural dossier
  • Bilancio
  • And MUCH more!

For Instructors - My Italian Hub

  • Interactive Textbook, a fully digital version of the student book
  • Interactive Activities, a fully digital version of a traditional Student Activities Manual (SAM)
  • Digital AIE, an eBook version of the Annotated Instructor’s Edition
  • Enriched eText with audio and videos
  • A fully functional online platform with a gradebook, a messaging system, a homework assignment tool, and analytics data to evaluate student performance
  • Audiolettura, audio version of the texts
  • Testi mappati, a version of the reading texts that highlights lexical bundles and the use of prepositions
  • Grammar and verb tables
  • All materials are highly customizable and easy to copy and share with our 'master class' tool
  • A great variety of assessment tools: tests, self-correcting quizzes, rubrics, etc.

Unique features

Among its many features, we would like to draw your attention to a particular resource that sets DAVVERO apart from other programs.

 

Testi mappati

These texts have been transformed into “roadmaps” for students with the following three elements highlighted and color-coded:

• Frequently-used word combinations and phrases

• Common connectors and discourse markers

• Structures that contain verbs, nouns, and adjectives with prepositions

By using this feature, students can exercise the recognition, acquisition and production of a linguistic repertoire that goes beyond simple words, allowing them to communicate with greater fluency and accuracy from the very beginning.

Audiolettura

These texts are read aloud by Italian speakers. This feature allows students to listen to the text while they read along, listen after they have read the text themselves, or practice and check their own Italian pronunciation, among many other possibilities.

Contributors

Elena Caselli

Simon Fraser University

Andrea Petri

Miracosta College

Valentina Morello

Middlebury College

Roberto Nicosia

Tulane University

Reviewers

CRISTINA BACCIN
University of New Mexico

ARIA CABOT
Southern Methodist University

CRISTIANA FURLAN
McGill University

ROBERTO NICOSIA
Tulane University

AINSLIE NOBLE
Western 
Nevada College

BRIAN O' CONNOR
Boston College

RICCARDA SAGGESE
University of Delaware

CHIARA TREBAIOCCHI
Harvard University

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