ITALIAN 100G Introductory Italian Language

ITALIAN 100G | Open | Semester One & Semester Two 2021 | City Campus | 15 points

Description

Learn Italian culture, language structures and communication skills for beginners. ITALIAN 100 will allow you to continue with Italian and is prerequisite to ITALIAN 107.

The course is delivered through a combination of two hours in class per week and an app available online through digital fixed and portable devices for ease of access and flexibility.

The in-class component focuses on oral and written production, fostering the development of individual language and communication strategies.

The app component, In Italia con Giacomo, involves you in a language adventure: Giacomo is an electric Vespa 2018 model, who acts as a travelling companion and learning guide. Giacomo and you travel together from North to South of Italy, acquiring language and culture in the process. The next best thing to learning Italian in Italy.

Learning Outcomes

Cultural competence:

  • Regions and cities
  • Regional traditions and festivals
  • Historic cafes
  • Regional cuisine and products
  • Everyday lifestyle
  • Means of transport

Communicative competence:

  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly
  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type
  • Introduce and describe yourself and others and ask and answer questions about yourself regarding provenance, family, home, work or study, interests and hobbies
  • Ask and provide information regarding your surroundings and travel
  • Invite and accept/turn down invitations of various types
  • Express wishes, plans and desires for the future
  • Make phone calls and write simple emails

Topics Covered

  • Basic knowledge of grammatical gender and number
  • Definite and indefinite articles and agreement in gender and number
  • Forming the plural of nouns and articles
  • Forming and distinguishing between definite, indefinite and partitive articles
  • Subject pronouns
  • The auxiliary verbs to be, to have
  • Present of first-, second- and third-conjugation verbs
  • Present-tense conjugation of common irregular verbs
  • Present perfect tense of first-, second- and third-conjugation verbs
    Future and future anterior tense of first-, second- and third- conjugation verbs

Student Feedback

'The structure of the course is really good. Especially for the scale of the assessments and other works. You don't feel a lot of stress for the final exam if you do well in class and online quizzes during the semester.'

'The teacher was great, very passionate about the subject which made it fun. Also, very patient, helpful with students and highly approachable.'

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