Italian Studies 1 is for beginners and focuses on developing basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in Italian. The course is taught in Italian. Italian, not English, will be spoken in class at all times; students will be exposed to authentic Italian material from films, songs, websites, and will have the opportunity to practice their listening and speaking skills on a daily basis.
At the end of the semester, students will be able to use Italian to talk about themselves, their family, friends, and interests, as well as to describe present and past events in Italian and to converse with peers about their everyday life.
Course Requirements: Five hours per week. Weekly quizzes, a midterm, an oral exam, final project and a final. Regular daily attendance is required.
Webster’s New World Italian Dictionary Concise edition ISBN 9780139536397
English Grammar for Students of Italian, 3rd edition- S. Adorni, K Primorac. Olivia and Hill. ISBN 9780934034401
Course conducted entirely in Italian.
Prerequisites: None. Italian 1 presumes no former study of Italian.
Course cannot be repeated without prior consent from the language coordinator.