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ITAL 1460 - Elementary Italian 1

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly ITAL 1260)

This course is designed to introduce students to the Italian speaking world and Italian vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics. Students will engage in these activities within contextualized cultural settings. The vocabulary and grammatical structures are integrated into interactive and communicative activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are required to use computer based technology to practice these skills.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competency in basic oral language skills.

Objectives:

  1. Pronounce individual sounds, including appropriate intonation and stress, with little or no interference in order to be understood by a Native Speaker.
  2. Form and produce entire sentences with no hesitation and natural pauses.
  3. Engage in small conversations with a Native Speaker in the present, future, or past tense about the following topics (includes both initiating conversations as well as responding appropriately to speech of a Native Speaker):
    1. Greet each other, introduce yourself and say goodbye.
    2. Exchange personal information and ask and answer questions.
    3. Discuss your classes and school day.
    4. Describe people and physical states and needs.
    5. Express likes and dislikes.
    6. Talk about family and family relationships.
    7. Describe residences.
    8. Indicate ownership and possession.
    9. Talk about season, weather, dates and schedules.
    10. Talk about cloth items.
    11. Talk about sports and leisure activities.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use basic Italian vocabulary.

Objectives: Regarding topics such as school, work, free time, family, and social interactions:

  1. Use vocabulary when speaking.
  2. Respond to a Native Speaker who has used the vocabulary.
  3. Use vocabulary in writing.
  4. Demonstrate reading comprehension skills by discussing subject matter and/or answering questions based on the passage read.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use basic grammar structures in speaking and writing.

Objectives:

  1. Conjugate regular and irregular present tense verbs.
  2. Achieve adjective and article agreement.
  3. Formulate questions and answers.
  4. Conjugate reflexive, reciprocal and modal verbs.
  5. Use possessive adjectives and pronouns.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to recognize and discuss aspects of Italian culture.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize and discuss some basic geographical, economic and cultural aspects of various Italian regions.
  2. Compare cultural differences.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

Weeks One, Two &  Three

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Unità 1: Ciao, come va?

 

Objectives

  • Apply proper pronunciation of the Italian Alphabet
  • Apply greetings and goodbyes
  • Identify yourself and others orally and in writing
  • Apply nouns and articles
  • Apply numbers 1-100
  • Apply the present tense of the verb essere (to be)
  • Describe yourself and others  orally and in writing 
  • Discuss your schedule
  • Identify and recall basic facts about Italian universities and their history orally and in writing
  • Recall basic facts about history of Italy

 

Activities

  • Pronuncia e Ortografia 1 (Presentation and Practice); practice activities and recordings;  Read “Practice and Pronunciation” (Canvas) and pp. 5 and 23
  • Contesti 1A (Presentation, Video & Practice); read pp. 2-7 & 48; practice activities
  • Contesti 2B  (Presentation, Video and Practice); read pp. 20-24; practice activities
  • Strutture 1A.1 & 1A.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 10-13; practice activities
  • Strutture 1A.3 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 14-15; practice activities
  • Strutture 1B.1 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 28-29; practice activities
  • Strutture 1B.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 32-33; practice activities
  • Strutture 1B.3 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 24-25- 36-37- 44-45-46-47; practice activities
  • Cultura 1 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 26, 27; language exchange “Progetto sperimentale” with Liceo Scientifico “Marie Curie”, Pinerolo, TO, Italy;
  • Discussion: Dove si parla italiano?

Assessments

    1. Quiz 1A
    2. Quiz 1B

1.3  Exam 1 Part A (written exam)

1.4  Exam 1 Part B (oral exam)

Week Four, Five & Six

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Unità 2: Il tempo libero

  

Objectives

  • Recognize the particular pronunciation of the triphthong ‘gli’ and diphthongs, ‘gn ’ and ‘sc’ and of Italian vowels, and use properly
  • Discuss sports and leisure activities orally and in writing
  • Apply seasons, weather, dates and schedules 
  • Apply -are verbs
  • Apply andare, dare, fare and stare
  • Apply the present tense of the verb avere (to have)
  • Apply regular -ere verbs and piacere
  • Apply numbers 101 and higher
  • Identify and recall basic facts about sports, leisure activities and vacationing in Italy
  • Recall basic facts about Rome and vacationing orally and in writing

 

Activities

  • Pronuncia e Ortografia 2 (Presentation and Practice); practice activities and recordings;  Read pp. 53 and 71
  • Contesti 2A (Presentation, Video & Practice); read pp. 50-51- 54 - 55 - 96; practice activities
  • Contesti 2B (Presentation, Video  & Practice); read pp. 68-72; practice activities
  • Strutture 2A.1 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 58-61; practice activities
  • Strutture 2A.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 62-65; practice activities
  • Strutture 2B.1 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 76-79; practice activities
  • Strutture 2B.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 80-83; practice activities
  • Strutture 2B.3 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 84-87; practice activities
  • Cultura 2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 74-75 & 90-95; language exchange “Progetto sperimentale” with Liceo Scientifico “Marie Curie”, Pinerolo, TO, Italy;
  • Avanti 2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 90-95; practice activities; discussion

 

Assessments

2.1  Quiz 2A

2.2  Quiz 2B

2.3  Exam 2 Part A (written exam)

2.4  Exam 2 Part B (oral exam)

Midterm Exam (oral)

Weeks Seven, Eight & Nine

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Unità 3: La famiglia e gli amici

 

Objectives

  • Distinguish when to use a raising and falling intonations in reading and speaking and recognize the particular pronunciation of the diphthong ‘qu
  • Discuss family and family relationships orally and in writing
  • Describe family members
  • Apply possessives
  • Apply preposizioni semplici e articolate
  • Apply regular -ire verbs
  • Apply interrogative and demonstratives 

Activities

  • Pronuncia e Ortografia 3 (Presentation and Practice); practice activities and recordings;  Read pp. 101 and 123
  • Contesti 3A (Presentation, Video & Practice); read pp. 98-103 & 144; practice activities
  • Contesti 3B (Presentation, Video  & Practice); read pp. 120-125; practice activities
  • Strutture 3A.1 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 106-109; practice activities
  • Strutture 3A.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 110-113; practice activities
  • Strutture 3A.3 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 114- 115-116-117; practice activities
  • Strutture 3B.1 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 128-131; practice activities
  • Strutture 3B.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 132-135; practice activities
  • Cultura 3 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 104-105 & 140-143; language exchange “Progetto sperimentale” with Liceo Scientifico “Marie Curie”, Pinerolo, TO, Italy;
  • Avanti 3 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 138-139; practice activities; discussion

Assessments

3.1  Quiz 3A

3.2  Quiz 3B

3.3  Exam 3 Part A (written exam)

3.4  Exam 3 Part B (oral exam)

 

Week Ten, Eleven & Twelth

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Unità 4: Tecnologia e moda

 

Objectives

  • Recognize the pronunciation of letters ‘r’, ‘s’, and ‘z’ and use properly
  • Discuss technology orally and in writing
  • Apply Dovere, potere and volere
  • Apply Dire, uscire, and venire and disjunctive pronouns
  • Discuss fashion and going shopping orally and in writing
  • Apply the verbs conoscere and sapere
  • Identify and recall basic facts about fashion and shopping in Italy orally and in writing
  • Recall basic facts about Milano

Activities

  • Pronuncia e Ortografia 4 (Presentation and Practice); practice activities and recordings;  Read pp. 149 and 167
  • Contesti 4A (Presentation, Video & Practice); read pp. 146-151 & 188; practice activities
  • Strutture 4A.1 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 154-157; practice activities
  • Strutture 4A.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 158-161; practice activities
  • Contesti 4B (Presentation, Video  & Practice); read pp. 164-169; practice activities
  • Strutture 4B.2 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 176-179; practice activities
  • Cultura 4 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 170-171 & 184-187; language exchange “Progetto sperimentale” with Liceo Scientifico “Marie Curie”, Pinerolo, TO, Italy;
  • Avanti 4 (Presentation & Practice); read pp. 182-183; practice activities; discussion

Assessments

4.1  Quiz 4A

4.2  Quiz 4B

4.3  Exam 4 Part A (written exam)

4.4  Exam 4 Part B (oral exam)

Final Exam (oral)

 


Primary Faculty
Williams, Susanna
Secondary Faculty
Ramos, Maria
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



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