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W23 Intensive Italian II (In-person with online resources)
W23 Intensive Italian II (In-person with online resources)

W23 Intensive Italian II (In-person with online resources)

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Winter/Spring 2023:  January - May (Tuesdays 4-6:30PM)

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: 

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

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. 

     Credit Options:

    • 60 PD Hours: 
    • 3 Graduate Credits:
      • PDLL 559ID Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $1200