W1: Hybrid Elementary Italian

MWF 11-12 | Dwinelle 179 | Instructor: Language Coordinator: Dr Giuliana Perco

Units: 5

Note: Students are instructed to enroll in both Italian W1-001 (in-person meetings) and Italian W1-101 (web component).

Learn about this course in a brief video:

Elementary Italian W1 is for beginners and focuses on developing basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in Italian. Italian 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 daily.This is a hybrid course: students meet in the classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and work independently online on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Course goals: At the end of the semester, you will be able to use Italian to talk about yourself, your family, your town, your friends and to discuss your interests. You will also be able to talk in Italian about present and past events and to converse with your peers about your daily activities. You will be able to understand short dialogues, conversations and clips from mainstream Italian films, and to write short compositions on a variety of topics.

Important: The course is taught in Italian; Italian and NOT English will be spoken in class at all times.

Sentieri, 2nd edition, Julia Cozzarelli. 2015. ISBN 978-1-62680-803-4 NB: including access to the “Supersite Plus” Purchase book here.
Webster’s New World Italian Dictionary or any good bilingual English/Italian dictionary
All the materials on bCourses.

English Grammar for Students of Italian, Adorni, S. & Primorac, K., Olivia & Hill Press; 3rd ed.

Course cannot be repeated without prior consent of the language coordinator.