10 Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Book: Distributed material or material available online + Nuova grammatica pratica della lingua italiana by Susanna Nocchi – ISBN:978-8861822474
Instructor: Enrico Della Pietra
Price: $243 (early registration) $270 (After 9/12)
Dates: 10/01 – 12/10 – No class on Thanksgiving week, 11/26
Whether you want to add new credentials to your CV or love art, design, opera, and food, learning the Italian language that some refer to as the most melodic language in the world, will prove to be a lifetime experience sure to enrich your journey. And if the old saying is true and all roads lead to Rome, it is time you got started!
This class is the appropriate level for students who began their studies of the Italian language just a few months ago: they have covered the basics and while they feel confident that they can travel on their own and will be able to ask for help from Italian native speakers, their knowledge of spoken Italian is very limited and doesn’t go far beyond the skills required to travel (conversations involving menus, transportation, directions, hotels, museums, etc.) and so is their experience of Italian culture. They want to continue to build their communication skills.
This class is also designed for false beginners, students who have studied Italian – in a distant or not-so-distant past — but have forgotten a lot and need a serious “review”.
The general objectives of the course will be to boost your oral communication skills while giving you the opportunity to further your knowledge of Italian language and culture.
– You know the present tense of most commonly used verbs (in the indicative mood).
– you can ask basic questions
– you can describe yourself and others, your family life, your work, etc.
– you can discuss your likes and dislikes (piacere)
– you possess basic vocabulary (including days/months/time/colors/numbers/etc…)
In this course, you will continue to build your foundation to include irregular verbs in the present, reflexive verbs, progressive present, past tenses, preposition, and adjectives. You will develop better listening comprehension skills and your ability to respond to native speakers in conversation will improve.