Second-Year Italian I
Italian 201 (3) and Italian 202 (3) are the second-year continuation of Italian 102.
The primary aim of the courses is to consolidate students’ oral and written proficiency, to improve their reading and comprehension skills and to promote their awareness of Italian culture. To serve that purpose, the courses are complemented by an interactive approach to the review of the main Italian grammatical points, an introduction to and discussion on cultural topics, such as contemporary Italian society, stereotypes on Italian people and on Italy, Italian cuisine and others.
The various assessments and evaluation methods are tied to overall course goals and objectives and are meant to help the students assess their own progress in all four language skills and on their cultural competency as well.
All activities and class discussions are conducted in Italian.
Students are expected to prepare the assigned material prior to coming to class and also to complete the online exercises for additional practice. Grammar in class will be covered briefly in order to clarify concepts already studied by students on their own.
Web activities will offer a variety of resources for students to self-test and to further interactively their cultural competency.
Rosella Bozzone Costa, Chiara Ghezzi and Monica Piantoni, Contatto 2A + CD Audio (Level B1, Common European Framework), Loescher.
Prerequisite: ITAL 102 or permission of the department
Language of instruction: Italian