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Giuseppe Leporace
ITAL 101
Seattle Campus

Elementary Italian

Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural. Use of audio material required. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

Class description

The goals of this course are to develop the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading to a level of low intermediate proficiency. At the 101 level students will develop basic language skills and therefore they will be able to function in the present tense and in the simple past; they will be able to describe themselves as well as things; tell time; talk about food, weather, their family and friends, etc.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The Italian 100 series methodology is a combination of the inductive-deductive approach. Italian is used throughout the course. Students are encouraged to interact as much as possible in class and outside in order to improve their everyday communication skills.

Recommended preparation

Attendance and participation in class are vital factors in learning the language and in order to successfully complete the course. Students are required to study grammatical aspects the night before they are covered in class. They are also required to complete the language lab materials in a timely fashion.

Class assignments and grading

Students are assigned workbook and lab manual exercises on a daily basis. There also are required written compositions as well as the memorization of dialogues from the language lab and the vocabulary presented in each chapter of the main textbook.

Attendance 5% Oral (oral exam, class part., labwork) 15% Quizzes 30% Midterm 10% Final 20% Compositions 10% Homework assignments 8% Workbook completion 2%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Samuel J Dickson
Date: 05/07/1998