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