Intensive speaking, reading, and writing. Functional review of grammar. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either ITAL 103, ITAL 113, ITAL 134, or score of 57-100 on IT TL placement test.
The goals of this course are to develop the skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading to a level of intermediate proficiency. In Italian 200, students review and reinforce the grammatical concepts acquired during the 100 level sequence within contextual class discussions, conversation, readings, audio-visual materials and frequent group projects coordinated by the instructor. In this course we put a great deal of emphasis on improving the oral skills of the students.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
At this level students are challenged to constant participation in class; they are instructed to use Italian at all times and in all kinds of situations. Students are encouraged to work in groups in order to develop new learning techniques and acquire confidence and proficiency.
Special responsibilities of the students are: class participation; preparation and completion of all assigned materials before related topics are presented in class; and because of the importance of oral work, students are required to memorize vocabulary used in class as well as dialogues used in the lab work and cultural readings.
Class assignments and grading
Students will have to complete all work from the cultural readings and grammar text; written compositions and lab assignments (memorization of dialogues and performances in class).
Final 15% Quizzes 25% Attendance 2% Class participation 8% Compositions 15% Orals - weekly projects 20% Orals - final project 15%