Fall 2019 - ITAL 100 D400

Introductory Italian I (3)

Class Number: 2593

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 3 – Dec 2, 2019: Mon, Wed, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
    Location: TBA

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 7, 2019
    Sat, 8:30–11:30 a.m.



This course is designed to provide the student with the means of acquiring basic spoken fluency and reading facility.


Welcome to ITALIAN 100! BENVENUTI! This course is for you if you wish to learn a new language, to communicate in Italian with simple and useful sentences, fall in love with the Italian culture and language. You will learn “la bella lingua”, the beautiful language in a fun and interactive class atmosphere.

This course is for beginners and focuses on developing basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in Italian. Elements of grammar, syntax, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions as well as aspects of Italian customs and culture will be taught in the context of everyday dialogues and texts. Accurate pronunciation and clear sentence patterns will be stressed. Students will be exposed to authentic Italian material from films, songs, websites, and will have the opportunity to practice their listening and speaking skills on a daily basis.  
Regular attendance and preparation for each day’s activities and group work is expected.  

PLEASE NOTE: ITAL 100 is designed for students with no (or very little) previous knowledge of Italian. Students whose first language is Italian, or those who received their secondary education in an Italian-speaking community may not be admitted to this course. Students who have had some initial training in Italian should consult with an instructor regarding placement at the appropriate level.


  • To provide the students with the ability to speak Italian well enough to describe and ask/answer questions in the present and past tense about a variety of topics related to your family, daily activities, shopping, and eating.  
  • To allow students to develop vocabulary applicable to a variety of cultural context.  
  • To develop the capacity to write sentences and short paragraphs on familiar topics relating to personal interests and practical needs.  
  • To begin to develop an awareness and appreciation for Italian Culture and Language in a fun and joyful class environment.


  • Composition #1 5%
  • Composition #2 5%
  • Assignments (X2) 14%
  • Audio Vocabulary Quiz 5%
  • Midterm 20%
  • Skit 5%
  • Final written exam 30%
  • Final oral exam 10%
  • Attendance & participation 6%



 Italiano/Marchegiani, Percorsi: L'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura+MyItalianLab, Pearson, 3d edition. 

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