2: Elementary Italian

Times Vary | Locations Vary | Instructor: Instructor in Charge: Giuliana Perco

Units: 5

Course conducted entirely in Italian.

For information on the language placement exam, click here.

This course is for students who have already a basic knowledge of Italian and want to continue the study of the language. 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 their life, to describe present, past and future events, to discuss their choices and opportunities. Students will be able to understand short dialogues, conversations, and clips from mainstream Italian films and to express their ideas both orally and in writing on a variety of topics.

Course Requirements: Five hours per week. Weekly quizzes, midterm, oral exam, final project and a final exam.

Required texts:

The Italian Project 1b, T. Marin and S. Magnelli. Edilingua 2013. ISBN 978-960-693-020-1

The Italian Project 2a, T. Marin and S. Magnelli. Edilingua 2014.ISBN 978-960-693-021-8

Una grammatica italiana per tutti Vol. 1, A. Latino and M. Muscolino. Edilingua. 2014. ISBN 978-960-7706-70-6

Webster’s New World Italian Dictionary Concise edition ISBN 9780139536397

Recommended texts:

English Grammar for Students of Italian  3rd edition- S. Adorni, K Primorac. Olivia and Hill. ISBN: 9780934034401

Prerequisites: Italian 1 or equivalent. Please contact Dr. Perco if you have a question regarding placement in this course: gperco@berkeley.edu.