1st Edition

Developing Writing Skills in Italian

By Theresa Oliver-Federici Copyright 2009
    144 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    144 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Developing Writing Skills in Italian has been specifically designed for upper-intermediate students of Italian who need to write Italian for personal, business and academic purposes.

    With a strong focus on writing as a meaningful and valuable skill in itself, Developing Writing Skills in Italian supports the learner throughout the process of writing, from the planning and drafting stages to the revising and editing of a final version, enriching and extending the learners’ lexical, grammatical and communicative writing skills.

    Divided into four logically structured sections the learner can work through a range of realistic and contextualized writing tasks which will allow them to master a variety of styles, registers and formats.

    Features include:

    • flexible structure
    • a summary of learning points clearly indicated at the beginning of each chapter
    • focus on self assessment, allowing students to engage fully in the writing process by evaluating their own work
    • a glossary of key phrases and useful vocabulary.

    This course is suitable both for classroom use and independent study. Assessment guides, a teacher’s guide, answer key and supplementary activities are all available on the accompanying website.

    1. Narrative and Descriptive Writing  2. Journalistic Styles of Writing  3. Academic Writing  4. Workplace Related Writing


    Theresa Oliver is a qualified MFL and EFL teacher. She has been teaching Italian at all levels in H.E. and F.E. institutions for eight years and has a strong interest in pedagogy and materials design. She has conducted research into learner motivation and medieval Italian literature.