1st Year Italian I
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Contact hours total
Designed for beginners. Emphasizes active communication in Italian. Develops students' basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking in Italian. Successful completion of this sequence prepares students for entry into second-year level at COCC or any other university. Should be taken in sequence. Students who have previously learned Italian should contact the instructor for advice on which class to take. This class is intended for students who have no knowledge of Italian.
1. Make and respond to simple greetings and introductions.
2. Ask and respond to simple questions.
3. Understand and respond to a few basic commands.
4. Ask for, understand and tell time and directions.
5. Give address, phone number and personal data.
6. Describe themselves and others including: name, age, date of birth, nationality, physical appearance, personality traits, activities, likes and dislikes.
7. Students should be able to scan the following for gist to identify some pertinent information on demand: signs, lists, notes, schedules, directions, short passages, and basic dialogue.
8. Recognize distinctions expressed by written conventions (e.g. accent marks, special letters, and punctuation marks).
9. Recognize cognates in written communications.
10. Follow basic instructions.
11. Social Situations – Use language that reflects an understanding of the cultural aspects of social situations (for example formal vs. informal greetings).
12. Linguistic and Nonverbal Behavior – Understand the cultural messages reflected in linguistic conventions and in non-verbal behaviors.