Italy

Each Italian course not only develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of contemporary spoken Italian; but also teaches students about Italy's rich cultural story.  Teacher-made materials utilizing pictures (of Italy), music and film are used throughout each course to enhance learning and cultural knowledge.  Communication skills in Italian are developed through theme based vocabulary while also learning important grammatical points.

 

 

 

Course materials

The course text Oggi in Italia is used throughout the first three semesters.  We also use the workbook for exercise practice and laboratory work as we develop your listening and production skills.  In the classroom work is done in pairs and groups as you work on specific communicative tasks such as asking for directions, ordering from a menu, talking about your family, describing an imaginary vacation, etc.

Italian 101 - Learn to:
  • Introduce yourself in Italian
  • Ask for directions
  • Talk about yourself/your family
  • Use Italian film La Stanza del Figlio to speak in Italian
Italian 102 -Learn to:
  • Describe past events
  • Talk about an imaginary vacation
  • Use Italian film Pane e Tulipani to speak Italian
Italian 201 - Learn to:
  • Use advanced structures
  • Improve listening/speaking skills
  • Talk about contemporary singer songwriters Jovanotti, Celentano, Dalla
Italian 202 - Learn to:
  • Use past tense and subjunctive
  • Speak about online readings
  • Talk about the Great Migration via film Nuovo Mondo & contemporary Italian immigrant issues via film Quando sei nato...
Italian 202 - Learn to:
  • Use past tense and subjunctive
  • Speak about online readings
  • Talk about the Great Migration via film Nuovo Mondo & contemporary Italian immigrant issues via film Quando sei nato...
Italian 302 - Learn to:

Class conducted completely in Italian, including:

  • Theme-based curriculum
  • Discussion of recent Italian historical events as portrayed in Italian film La meglio gioventù
  • Use of online resources

where in the world is ITALIAN spoken

Italy

Malta

Monaco

San Marino

Switzerland

Vatican City