Designed for students with no previous experience in the language. Focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes high frequency vocabulary, basic constructions, common phrases, and cultural aspects. Also stresses student participation in skills development. ITA I0I is strongly recommended for oral fluency especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
Continuation of ITA 101 with emphasis on basic language skills for communication and on cultural aspects to promote understanding and appreciation of Italian culture. ITA 112 is strongly recommended as a companion course to develop oral fluency, especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
Prerequisite: ITA 101 or one year of high school Italian or equivalent.
Intensive participation in the spoken language to develop and improve oral fluency in conversation. Strongly recommended as a companion course to ITA 101 especially for students transferring to four-year institutions. Two class hours.
In this course, students will improve their Italian conversational skills through the discussion of films in Italian. Student presentations will help the students improve their public speaking skills. In addition, students will improve their listening comprehension through exposure to native speech. The films will introduce students to culture, some history, vernacular speech and regional accents. This course offers a new and different vision of language learning and use. The films serve as a catalyst for thought provoking cultural and linguistic examination. This offers the students the ability to express themselves and to expose themselves to the rich culture of Italy. The students will broaden their knowledge and analyze, compare and enrich their vocabulary and hone their analytic and critical thinking skills through their enhancement, solidification of the knowledge of the language, and its variety of uses. Three class hours. (SUNY-FL)
Prerequisite(s): ITA 103, or excellence in high school Italian 5, the equivalent, or permission of instructor.
This course is designed to provide the opportunity to see and experience the richness of Italy through the unique experience of travel. The core part of this course will be a stay in the country, with visits to the main cities and cultural centers. Class meetings prior to the trip will focus on topics that will help the student to prepare for the experience, and meetings after the trip will provide a time for debriefing, reporting, evaluation, and assimilation. The student is expected to complete ten tasks during his/her stay, make an oral presentation, and prepare a portfolio of the trip. This portfolio can be a personal journal, photo display, video recording, or a combination thereof.