coreITALIAN 132 is the continuation of Italian 131. It aims to further develop communicative proficiency of the target language and culture by continuing the cultivation the five skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and cultural competency in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes established in 131. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to express themselves at a intermediate mid/high level as defined by the ACTFL Guidelines and:

  • Comprehend spoken and written language with sufficient ability to grasp main ideas and some supporting details in short conversations that relate to daily life and represent authentic situations, as well as in selections of authentic texts that touch upon a variety of topics.
  • Communicate successfully in both oral and written contexts, narrating in both the present and past tenses by having short conversations about variety of personal topics and physical and social needs, as well as developing more structured sentences and paragraphs that are able to meet a number of practical writing needs.
  • 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.

Italian 132 satisfies the Core Curriculum Learning Goal: AH (q).

Area of Inquiry C: Arts and the Humanities.

Goal q: Understand the nature of human languages and their speakers.

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:Elissa Tognozzi, Giuseppe Cavatorta, Ponti. Italiano terzo millennio, Heinle, Cengage Learning, 2009

Tognozzi, Cavatorta, Minardi,Workbook/Lab Manual, Heinle, Cengage Learning, 2009

ISBN: 9780618480036.