Conversational Italian for Intermediate Learners
Italian 206 is designed to enhance communication skills and provide additional practice to improve oral expression, interaction (spoken and written) and comprehension of both listening and reading authentic material, while also increasing awareness of Italian culture.
This course is geared towards students who already have a good general knowledge of fundamental grammatical concepts such as present and past tenses, imperative and conditional, and a certain ability to communicate orally and in writing, but want to improve (after Italian 201 or with instructor permission) overall and deepen their intercultural competence in particular. A range of activities in and outside class, individual and in groups, such as discussions, debates, interactive presentations, and blogs are used to increase students’ speaking skill. Some grammar topics will also be reviewed through oral practice exercises.
Evaluation is based on demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication.
Some students register in this course concurrently with ITAL 202.
Prerequisite: ITAL 201
Language of instruction: Italian