Italian Textbooks

Writing Effectively in Italian
ISBN: 978-1-937923-17-4

Roberta Tabanelli, Ph.D.


Innovative, comprehensive composition textbook for writing effectively in Italian.

This text provides guidance on how to choose the correct adjectives, adverbs, verbs and prepositions to ensure proper written Italian. Through clear, straightforward strategies, it takes students through a systematic learning journey that enables them to compose effectively in various forms of Italian writing, for example, annuncio, biografia, corrispondenza formale, CV, email, testo argomentativo, and more.

Controllo finale at the end of each chapter.

232 pages.

Separate Soluzioni available.

“At last! Here is the book that takes care of the writing issues that teachers of Italian know all too well. From the difference between prossimo and dopo, and bene and buono, to stylistic and syntactical choices, this text teaches students to move away from Anglicisms at both vocabulary and structural levels, and into real Italian. Scrivi bene! is indispensable for students and teachers.”
Barbara Alfano, Ph.D.
Italian Department
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
“A wonderful textbook for students learning to write in Italian! The vocabulary building sections, the exercises aimed at correcting mistakes commonly made by English speakers, as well as the 'Controllo finale' section are great tools that guide students towards more correct and harmonious Italian compositions.”
Nicoletta Tinozzi Mehrmand, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Italian
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA