Elementary Italian I|
|Required Sequence: ITAL 101 & ITAL102|
This gateway course is the first half of a two-semester elementary sequence and an ampersand (&) course. Our emphasis is on the development of basic oral and written competence, and reading and aural comprehension skills. In this course, you will master the linguistic skills necessary to function in day-to-day circumstances in Italian as you develop the ability to speak and understand Italian in a communicative and meaningful context. The course also challenges you to recognize, explore, and understand cultural differences and similarities between your native culture and Italian culture.
Grammar undergirds everything we do and say in this course; whether or not we are engaged in an explicit grammar exercise, you are always learning grammar that enables you to communicate effectively. Specifically, you will learn to talk about things in your own immediate environment, such as family, friends, daily routine, likes and dislikes, and you will learn how to handle basic social interactions such as meeting people, planning events, eating out, inquiring about other people's lives, and relating information in simple terms. We will explore roughly five units of the textbook; additionally, your linguistic experience will be broadened by reading authentic texts and by viewing, listening to, and discussing cultural artifacts such as films, songs, and commercials. Class is conducted entirely in Italian. Because you will work collaboratively with your classmates and your instructor, your attendance, participation, and preparation are of the utmost importance.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 Hybrid in-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
PIAZZA, 2nd edition, ISBN-10: 1337565814, ISBN-13: 9781337565813
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular grammar, reading, listening and comprehension activities; written assignments throughout the semester; five written compositions; five written exams; oral presentations.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The class meets MWF with instructor and once with course assistant (either Tue. or Thur.) for further conversation (incontri). Days and times for CA sessions will be announced during the first week of class. If the student is unable to attend the CA session, s/he will be unable to enroll in the course. Enrollment in each of the incontri will be capped so as to promote student speaking and participation.
|Instructor(s): Zamboni,Camilla Times: .M.W.F. 08:20AM-09:10AM; Location: SCIE189; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 6||FR: 12|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 1||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|