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The new Italian Project 1a

T. Marin, L. Ruggieri, S. Magnelli
Corso di lingua e civiltà italiana per studenti anglofoni. Beginners A1


The new Italian Project 1a covers the requirements at the A1 level of the Common European Framework and is aimed at adults and young adults (16+).

The pack includes:

  • The first six units of both the Student’s Book (standard version) and the Workbook.
  • Video based activities (episodes 1-5)
  • An educational game
  • A DVD (compatible with Windows and Mac)
  • An audio CD containing the introductory dialogues for the units and texts for listening comprehension and pronunciation.
  • An i-d-e-e code, which is a personal code that gives access to the interactive version of the exercises and other resources on the i-d-e-e platform.

The new Italian Project 1a is the newly updated version for English speaking students of the best-selling Italian course for foreigners in the world, Nuovissimo Progetto italiano 1. The structure and the philosophy of the course are unchanged, as are its main features:

  • 5 didactic units + 1 introductory unit
  • Balance between communicative and grammatical functions
  • Inductive discovery approach to linguistic elements
  • Systematic practice of all 4 language skills
  • Fast progress
  • Presentation of the current socio-cultural situation in modern day Italy
  • Video lessons that pick up from and complete the units
  • Variety of additional material, both printable and digital
  • Self-evaluation
  • User friendly

In this edition for English speakers, the instructions for the activities, the objectives of the units, the rules of the educational game and the Supplementary Grammar are all written in English. Finally, the Italian- English Glossary includes the translation of the words and expressions from the Student’s Book and the Workbook, and completes this edition.

Here, on the right, you can browse and print the first three units of the Student’s Book and Workbook as well as a few pages of the Supplementary Grammar Guide and the Glossary.
In the online browsable file, you can also listen to some of the audio tracks, by clicking on the icon.

To watch the trailer of The new Italian Project 1° sit-com, click here!

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Compared to the previous edition, The new Italian Project 1a features:

  • New shorter, more spontaneous dialogues, that are closer to the spoken language
  • Reviewed audio tracks, recorded by professional actors
  • A broader variety of teaching methods and more inductive and engaging activities
  • Game activities in every unit
  • An inductive and lighter approach to grammar (some of the tables have been moved to the new, in-depth Grammar section)
  • New video episodes, which are better integrated with the structure of the course (they complete or anticipate the introductory dialogues), and new episodes of the Quiz “Lo so io” (“I know that”)
  • Improved continuity between the units, thanks to the presence of the main characters in the different situations in the video episodes
  • Update culture pages: shorter texts and more focussed information
  • The Workbook in full colour, presents more varied activities and greater recycling of vocabulary
  • The Teacher’s Edition (with answers) and the innovative Didactic Guide (also digital) make the teacher’s role more interesting and varied, allowing them to achieve better results.

The new Italian Project 1a includes:

  • Student’s Book and Workbook (+ codice i-d-e-e), with self-evaluation, video activities, and more in-depth grammar explanations, crosswords, listening tasks, didactic games, unit tests, and a final test
  • i-d-e-e: it’s an innovative platform that provides digital versions of the activities in the Workbook in an interactive form. It also provides listening tracks, video material, tests, games, and a series of resources and tools for students and teacher 
  • E-book: the students book in digital format for Android, iOS and Windows devices (on
  • Software for interactive whiteboards: simple, functional and complete. All you need is a projector to make the lesson more motivating and collaborative. Also available on, in the teacher’s area
  • A didactic guide, with advice and suggestions for exploiting the book, games and fun activities, tests and other material for photocopying
  • DVD (comes with the book and available on, with 11 episodes of a fun sit-com and 11 episodes of the Quiz “Lo so io” (“I know that”)
  • Audio CD (comes with the book and is available on the audio tracks are recorded by professional actors are also available in a “slowed down” version
  • Dieci Racconti (also available as an e-book): short graduated reading inspired by the situations in the Students’ Book
  • Digital games: different types of games to review the contents of each unit, freely available on
  • An interactive glossary: free app for iOS and Android, to help learn and consolidate the vocabulary in an effective and fun way
  • Board game, with four different types of play to revise and consolidate what has been learnt in a fun way.
In addition, on our website you can freely access:
  • The Digital Guide, this can be downloaded or used online on PC/MAC or tablet, with interactive contents on the pages and multimedia resources
  • The progress Tests
  • The Glossaries
  • The extra Activities and games
  • The Projects, there is one for each unit, for cooperative and task based learning
  • The online Activities, which are identified by a symbol at the end of each unit, and which suggest, on safe and periodically checked websites, engaging activities that help the student to learn more about Italian culture and society in a lively and dynamic way.
Ideal companions to support and integrate with The new Italian Project 1a are Una Grammatica italiana per tutti 1 (the grammar topics are presented in the same order), Primo Ascolto (common communicative topics and vocabulary), La Prova Orale 1 (same themes).

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  • The new Italian Project 1a (Libro dello studente + Quaderno + esercizi interattivi + DVD + CD)

    ISBN 978-88-99358-84-6
    pp. 184 - formato 21 x 29
    Price: 30.90€   26.27€
  • Dieci racconti

    ISBN 978-960-6632-91-4
    pp. 32 - formato 15 x 21
    Price: 7.20€   6.12€
  • Dieci racconti (A1-A2)

    Price: 5.90€   4.10€
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