ITAL111 Elementary Italian II
Department of Language & Literature: Italian
- I. Course Number and Title
- ITAL111 Elementary Italian II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- IV. Prerequisites
- ITAL110 (C or better) or equivalent
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Students spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with multimedia files that accompany the text.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- In this interactive course students continue the work of ITAL111; students acquire a further working knowledge of Italian necessary to accomplish basic tasks. It continues to emphasize comprehension and more practice in pronunciation and conversation and addresses listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills within an authentic Italian cultural context.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- acquire and demonstrate an elementary degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately to most common spoken situations;
- demonstrate basic mastery of written Italian; and
- explain some common aspects of life in the Italian-speaking countries.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will:
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will:
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics
Modal verbs: dovere, potere, and volere
Possessive and adjectives reviewed
Direct and indirect object pronouns
The imperfect and differences with the passato prossimo reviewed
Progressive tenses in present and past
Reflexive verbs and pronouns
The future and conditional tenses
Imperatives tu, noi, and vo
Introduction to subjunctive
Vocabulary and social contexts
Eating, restaurants, and cooking in Italy
Entertainment and leisure time activities
Dressing in Italy, fashion, and health
Asking for information and making purchases in stores
The world of work
Demonstrate knowledge of Italian cuisine and dining rituals
Compare and contrast Italian cities and historic centers
Leisure-time activities, music and sports
Compare and contrast Italian design, style, and fashion
Examine historical background and artistic productions, including music
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
- Core (if applicable)
- Cultural Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests which examine the cultural topics presented in the course and in which they compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices of some Italian-speaking people.
- International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests in which they articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students utilize text, workbook, and multimedia resources for first-year proficiency-based Italian program. See course format.
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011