Avanti tutta!
Winner

Avanti tutta!

Marina Bartolameazzi, Elio Guarnuccio, Annamaria Iacovacci, et al.

Avanti tutta! is an Italian language course for Years 7 and 8 beginners designed to capture students’ imaginations and stimulate their ongoing interest in studying the language. It comprises:
– textbook in print and digital interactive form
– workbook in print and with equivalent digital interactive activities
– digital e-platform containing all the main elements of the course
– mobile/desktop app focused on voice recognition
– games (both digital interactive and hands on)

This is a unique eco-system of integrated components enabling a new level of immersion. For the first time students have access to every video and audio component previously reserved for the teacher. This important aspect allows true student-centred learning with teachers being able to experiment with the flipped classroom rather than sticking with traditional teacher-centred approaches.

The course responds to the difficult question of ‘how can students practise speaking outside of the classroom?’. The multi-platform app developed by Lingopont is primarily based on voice recognition and purely focused on the language being taught at the time and encourages students to ask and answer questions, recognise vocabulary and give opinions. To our knowledge it’s the first app specifically designed to integrate fully into a language course.

A strong cultural component runs throughout Avanti tutta! encouraging students to learn about Italy and reflect on similarities and differences with their own and other cultures. Similarly students are prompted to reflect on forms of the language, its origins and how it evolves.

Judge’s Comment

Avanti tutta! offers engaging Italian language resources that provide students with a diverse learning experience. The fully integrated resources welcome Year 7 and 8 students to explore the Italian language through student-centred blended learning in print and digital formats. Exciting videos, animations, games and an app are just part of the resources that blend seamlessly with the textbook and student workbook. The supportive teacher resources are the final piece to a fantastic array of immersive resources provided by Avanti tutta!

Awards
Winner, Student Resource – Junior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education
Resource type
Student Resource
Subject
Languages
Release
January 2022
Format
Blended
ISBN
9780648763444, 9780648763451

Lingopont

Lingopont is a new publishing company specialising in second language acquisition. We are motivated by the desire to help improve the image and enjoyment of languages in schools and raise the awareness of their importance in a well-rounded education. Our aim is to create a comprehensive eco-system of blended learning materials that integrate traditional mediums with cutting-edge technology. Based on the latest methodology and responding to state and national curricula, our courses will entertain and motivate. We believe that learning a second language is not just about acquiring a skill but also opening a door to life-enhancing cultural experiences and real personal connections.

Visit https://www.lingopont.com/