Second-Year Italian II
Italian 202 (3) is a continuation of Italian 201 and is conducted according to the same format. It naturally builds on Italian 201 and includes additional communicative, reading, writing and listening activities as well as new cultural topics. This course is based on the guidelines provided by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages for B1 language level. More specifically, upon successful completion of Italian 202, students “understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school or leisure, can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in Italy, and can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.”
The various evaluation methods, which include peer reading exercises, 2-stage oral exams, peer writing, blogs or group videos, are tied to overall course 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 enrolled in section 202-202 will also have the option of participating in a Community Service-Learning component and the opportunity to conduct work in Italian for the Italian community. This work will count for a percentage of the students’ final grade, and more importantly, will be a truly unique opportunity to put the language into practice.
Rosella Bozzone Costa, Chiara Ghezzi and Monica Piantoni, Nuovo Contatto B1, w/audio CD, Loescher.
Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or permission of the department
Language of instruction: Italian