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LAN7316

Course
LAN7316
Course Title
Beginning Italian II

Description

Course will be a continuation of Beginning Italian I.  Course will begin with a thorough review of the basics to ensure a good foundation, and each week new areas of conversation will be included.  Strong emphasis on conversation abilities.

Objectives

Student will be more confident and fluent with simple conversation, enabling  him/her to continue to build ability with new vocabulary added weekly.

  • Students will continue to write situation dialogue and re-enact in class.
  • Greater ability to expand language through more in-depth study of grammar basics, particularly more “drilling” of verbs.

Content

Activities and Hobbies

Viewpoints

  • Hello? Who’s speaking? 

 Vocabulary

  • The telephone 

 Information

  • The Cell phone 

 Listening

  • A Business Call

 Grammar

  • Irregular verbs with –are ending
  • The Days of the Week
  • How much? & Cardinal Numbers
  • The months of the year & The Date

To finish

  • Filippo’s week

 Writing

  • Writing complex sentences
  • Let’s talk together!

 Views of Italy

  • The Life of the Students

The Family

Viewpoints

  • A Numerous Family

 Vocabulary

  • The Family Tree

 Information

  • Relatives

 Listening

  • At Uncle and Aunt’s house

 Grammar

  • Possessive adjectives  & Pronouns
  • Irregular verbs with –ere & -ire ending
  • To know (Sapere & Conoscere)
  • Direct Pronouns

 To finish

  • The engagement

 Writing

  • Writing more elaborated descriptions
  • Let’s talk together!

Views of Italy

  • The Family in Italy

Enjoy your trip!

Viewpoints

  • At the Station

 Vocabulary

  • Arrivals & Departures

 Information

  • Trains

 Listening

  • In the train

 Grammar

  • Passato prossimo with Avere
  • Passato prossimo with Essere
  • The Time
  • Prepositions: a, in, da, per

 To finish

  • A honeymoon 

 Writing

  • Writing a good brief summary
  • Let’s talk together!

 Views of Italy

  • Tuscany 

Money and Time

Viewpoints

  • A business trip

 Vocabulary

  • Hotel and Bank

 Information

  • Hotels and Boarding-Houses

 Listening

  • At the bank, at the money change counter

 Grammar

  • Reflexive Verbs
  • Passato prossimo with Reflexive Verbs
  • Direct pronouns
  • Direct Pronouns with Infinitive

 To finish

First day at work

  • Writing
  • Effective use of a dictionary
  • Let’s talk together!

 

Views of Italy

  • In Italy after the coin change: Euro

 

 

Prerequisites

Italian I and/or ability to demonstrate a fair level of speaking and writing.

 

Method of Instruction

  • Constant reinforcement of skill and abilities through conversation.
  • Classroom verbal participation.
  • Interaction with fellow students and teacher

Evaluation

  • Exam:  No
  • Demonstration of Skills.
  • Class Participation
  • Attendance