1S: Intensive Italian for Romance Languages Speakers

M-F 11-12 | B-37 Dwinelle | Instructor: Annamaria Bellezza

Units: 6


For native speakers of ANY Romance language and for students with college level 4 proficiency (or higher) in a Romance language (exceptions made with departmental consent).

This course is specifically designed with the needs and strengths of native or proficient speakers of any Romance language in mind, so that the similarities between the languages can be used to promote specific learning paths. This is an intensive Italian language course, which combines TWO semesters in ONE, covering all the materials usually covered in Italian Studies 1 and 2 of Elementary Italian. The course provides an accelerated introduction to Italian, allowing students who successfully complete it to enroll in Italian 3, gaining faster access to Upper Division courses. The general objectives are to provide students with the basic tools for oral and written communication in Italian, but also to offer them the opportunity to learn about Italian culture, to reflect on intercultural differences and similarities, and to become more aware ‘multilingual subjects’ in our plurilingual society.

Workload: This course is comprised of a master lecture class, meeting 5 times per week, and a drill/conversation section, meeting 2 times per week. Regular and continued attendance of both classes is mandatory. Due to the intensive nature of this course, students should plan to study one to two hours a day and be committed to a fast-paced learning environment.

Conversation sections: Enroll in one.
101: TuTh 1-2, B-37 Dwinelle
102: TuTh 2-3, B-37 Dwinelle

Sentieri, 2nd edition, Julia M. Cozzarelli, Vista Higher Learning Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-1-62680-803-4

An Italian dictionary for purchase to be announced by the instructor.