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Intensive Italian II (asynchronous)
Intensive Italian II (asynchronous)
Intensive Italian II (asynchronous)
Intensive Italian II (asynchronous)
Intensive Italian II (asynchronous)

Intensive Italian II (asynchronous)

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45 Professional Development/Clock Hours: $590
  • Idioma Professional Development Certificate (accepted by most states)
  • Approved Illinois CPDU Certificate through partnership with CEII
  • Approved Massachusetts PDP Certificate
  • Approved New York CTLE Certificate
  • Approved Pennsylvania ACT48 Certificate
  • Approved Texas CPE Certificate
3 Graduate-Level Credits

Course Description

For communication in L2 to exist, students need something to talk about.  In this course, the texts read like novels and are crafted especially for the novice learner not only to provide characters and a plot, but also the feeling of accomplishment once the chapter has been read.  In this course, we will access the theory of comprehensible input via inductive texts to achieve competency in the target language, getting the most out of the reading, including culture, geography, food, social issues, etc. In Intensive Italian II, students will explore language to discuss health, sports and leisure, the work place, holidays, entertainment, among other themes. The grammatical focus will emphasize a deepening awareness of the past tense with emphasis on the passato remoto and the pluperfect, as well as in-depth exploration of formal vs. informal address, demonstrative pronouns and adjectives, impersonal structures, the complementary infinitive, past participles, et al. Music is a strong means of acculturation. In this course, we shall explore important themes in music from the 1970’s and ’80’s. Students will begin a survey of Italian history in the target language with an emphasis on ancient Rome. Via the portfolio project, students are encouraged to tie the target language and culture back to existing certifications in order to create personalized bridges that promote individualized  professional development. Conducted in English and Italian, as a language immersion experience.

By the end of this course, participants will have the opportunity to: 

    • Survey of popular music: 1970’s-1980’s

    • Explorations in Italian and Italian-American culture

    • Survey of early Italian history Portfolio development of personalized professional interests centered around Italian and language pedagogy   

    • Recommended Italian cinema. 

    • Develop a working knowledge of elementary Italian with an emphasis on;
    1. review of present, imperfect, future, passato prossimo tenses
    2. irregular verbs 
    3. formal greetings
    4. commonly used expressions
    5. relative pronouns
    6. suffix usage
    7. impersonal speech
    8. modal verbs
    9. use of the gerund and the past participle
    10. the pluperfect 
    11. the passato remoto 
    12. indefinite pronouns
    13. the present subjunctive
    14. extensive studies in culture and history

    Required Texts:

    L’Italiano secondo il Metodo Natura 1. ISBN: 9781087862521
    L’Italiano secondo il Metodo Natura 2. ISBN: 9781087863399
    Easy Italian Reader. ISBN: 9781260463644 

      Course Delivery 

      Online modules, collaborative discussion boards. This course is self-paced with Instructor Feedback.

      About the Instructor

      Joseph Marquette, Instructor. Read more about Our Team page!

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