The Italian courses prepare students with communication skills and provide an understanding of the Italian culture. The Italian courses provide instruction to develop proficiency skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The beginning level courses introduce basic grammar, vocabulary, communicative functions, and culture. The intermediate level courses continue development of proficiency skills through discussion of films, periodicals, and literary works to increase vocabulary, cultural awareness, and knowledge of linguistic variations.
This course is part of a sequence designed to provide introductory experiences in Italian, with a focus on pronunciation, aural comprehension, oral and written communication, word usage and vocabulary, reading of prose, and elementary principles of grammar. Special emphasis will be given to the development of oral and aural skills through the use of communicative activities. The history and culture of the Italian people will be discussed.
This is the second course in the introductory sequence of Italian language study. Students will expand vocabulary and mastery of grammatical concepts as they acquire greater listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Italian. Special emphasis will be given to the development of oral and aural skills through the use of communicative activities. Students will use more complex grammatical constructions and a wider range of idiomatic expressions. Further study of Italian history, culture, and current events will be included in order to develop comprehension and speaking skills.