This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Italian language within a cultural context. Correct pronunciation of Italian sounds, basic listening comprehension and speaking, exercises along with basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, reading comprehension and writing of simple sentences and a short paragraphs are introduced in this course. Grammar coverage includes: present tense of regular and some irregular verbs, nouns and articles / singular and plural, indirect pronouns, prepositions and numbers. Communication goals include: greet and introduce oneself, express likes and dislikes, ask and tell time and date, ask and answer questions regarding food, drinks and at a restaurant.
Beginner's I Italian- Monday evenings- 6:30-8:30p.m. Instructor: M. Colombo- Cost: $85
This course continues to develop the basic skills introduced in Beginner’s Italian I. Emphasis is on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Grammar coverage includes: regular and irregular verbs, the simple past tense, adjectives and combined prepositions. Communication goals include: talk about past events using the past tense, ask and answer questions regarding directions, locations and places, reserving a room at the hotel, renting an apartment.
Advance Italian- Monday evenings- 6:30-8:30p.m. Instructor: G. Leopardi- Cost $85
This course is for students who have completed the Advanced/Conversational Italian course. This class will meet to read and discuss topics agreed upon by the students and the instructor. Topics coverage include: Famous Italians, Regions in Italy, and Italian culture. Grammatical topics are addressed as needed. Resources will be provided by the instructor and will also use Italia websites.
Special Topics Course- Thursday evenings- 7:00-9:00p.m. Instructor: G. Leopardi, Cost $85