ITL 121 - Elementary Intensive Italian 1 & 2

This intensive course combines Italian 105 and 106 into a one-semester course. It is designed for students who have had no previous background in Italian. Students develop their skills in listening, comprehension, speaking and writing in Italian, supplemented by readings and analysis of simple Italian texts. In addition to building vocabulary on everyday life, students develop the ability to make questions and to describe themselves and others, their environment, preferences and lifestyles in Italian. In the second half of the semester, students are introduced to past tenses, and develop their ability to narrate events and describe people and situations in the past. The course also exposes students to different forms of Italian and Italian culture through music and short film clips. Since the goal is to enhance students’ speaking and writing abilities in Italian, Italian will be the main language spoken in class.

Course Credit: 6