Uno is a communicative course in Italian for beginners, devised by native speakers who are experienced teachers of Italian as a foreign language. It has been written to provide students with the language structures and vocabulary to handle the demands of everyday situations. All material is presented in authentic contexts and is up-to-date culturally and linguistically. The libro dello studente contains twenty-five units, including two revision units, which cover the most important functional and notional aspects of the language. Full grammar explanations and examples are given, and the material presented is reinforced by carefully designed speaking, listening and writing activities.