2nd Year Italian I
Standard letter grades
Total contact hours
IT 103; students who have previously learned Italian should contact the instructor for advice on which class to take.
Continues the work of First Year Italian, reviewing, expanding and perfecting pronunciation, structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active oral and written communication. Increasing emphasis on writing and reading skills. Culture, regionalisms and history incorporated; course taught mostly in Italian.
Course learning outcomes
Outcome 1 – Speaking / Writing
1. Talking about traveling, making travel plans
2. Talking about past events, telling stories in the past
3. Telling time, daily routines
4. Placing and making phone calls
5. Making reservations
6. Talking about mass media, distractions
Outcome 2 - Reading
1. You will 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
2. Recognize distinctions expressed by written conventions (e.g. accent marks, special letters, and punctuation marks)
3. Recognize distinctions expressed by written conventions (e.g. accent marks, special letters, and punctuation marks)
4. Recognize cognates in written communications
5. Follow basic instructions
Outcome 3 – Culture
1. Learn about the different regions of Italy.
2. Italian food, and eating habits of Italians
3. Linguistic and Nonverbal Behavior – Understand the cultural messages reflected in linguistic conventions and in non-verbal behaviors.
4. Different dialects, accents and pronunciations in Italy
5. Italians and technology
Outcome 4 Listening
1. You will be able to recognize familiar words and very basic phrases concerning themselves, their family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
Outcome 5- Spoken Interaction
1. You will be able to ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
General education/Related instruction lists
- Cultural Literacy
- Arts and Letters