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Giuseppe Tassone
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.

Student learning goals

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. At the end of Italian 101, students will be able to greet people, describe themselves, friends and things; tell time; talk about school, schedule, free time activities, weather, family, technology, food, clothing and shopping.

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 structures the night before they are covered in class. They are also required to complete online exercises and audio-video assignments in a timely fashion.

Class assignments and grading

Students are assigned textbook, workbook and online exercises on a daily basis. There also are required written compositions as well as the presentation of dialogues from the video component of the textbook.' Daily Participation 10% Written Homework Exercises and SAM 10% Supersite Online Assignments 5% Verifica (Assessment) 3% Oral Grade 10% Final Oral Project 7% Composition (Tema) 10% Quizzes 20% Midterm Examination 10% Final Examination 15%


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 Giuseppe Tassone
Date: 07/31/2013