ITALIAN 101 aims to develop communicative proficiency of the target language and culture by cultivating the five skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural competency in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to express themselves at a novice mid/high level as defined by the ACTFL Guidelines and:

  • Comprehend the main ideas of both spoken and written language along with some supporting details from both edited and non-edited, highly contextualized and uncomplicated, oral situations and written texts that represent authentic situations.
  • Communicate using learned words and phrases and simple sentences in both oral and written contexts. The student should be able to describe and narrate in the present by asking and answering simple questions and creating coherent sentences and short paragraphs to express personal meaning about a variety of topics.
  • Compare similarities and differences with regard to products and practices of the target culture and their own, while demonstrating a cultural awareness and understanding when they communicate.

Departmental Goal I: General Linguistic Proficiency: Communicative and Intercultural Competence.

Grade distribution:Midterm 20%; Final Exam 20%; Tests 20% (there will be 4 out of which the lowest score will be dropped); Oral proficiency 10%; Homework, compositions, and language lab assignments 15%; Class participation 15%.

Required texts:

Cozzarelli, Julia. Sentieri. Vista Higher Learning. 2016.
ISBN: 978-1-62680-803-4

Package Components
Loose-leaf Student Textbook
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Digital Format
ISBN: 978-1-62680-775-4
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