Fall 2021 - ITAL 110 D100

Introductory Italian II (3)

Class Number: 7513

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Prerequisites:

    ITAL 100 or equivalent.



Follows ITAL 100. Continues introduction to Italian for students who have developed the necessary foundations from ITAL 100. Students will acquire elementary conversational skills and basic reading ability, along with cultural competence. (A2 level of CEFR) Students with credit for ITAL 101 may not take this course for further credit.


In this course you will discover the rich and ancient Italian culture while learning the language: the Arts, the culinary traditions, the literary richness, the cutting-edge technologies, design and products, the love for Beauty.

ITAL 110 continues the work of ITAL 100. It provides practice in basic conversation, reading and writing. Elements of grammar, syntax, vocabulary and idiomatic expressions as well as aspects of Italian customs and culture will be presented in the context of everyday dialogues and texts. More emphasis will be placed on individual oral and written expression. Regular attendance and preparation for each day’s activities and group work is expected.

PLEASE NOTE: This course will be delivered via online asynchronous work and a weekly Zoom tutorial; there is no on campus instruction. Students must enrol in and attend the weekly D101 tutorial that meets synchronously once a week on Zoom during the set scheduled class time.

STUDENT SUITABILITY FOR THIS COURSE: If you are unsure about your language level, please contact the course instructor: ecaselli@sfu.ca


Upon the successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • to formulate and comprehend simple, grammatically correct sentences both orally and in writing
  • develop vocabulary applicable to a variety of cultural
  • to better appreciate and understand Italian Culture and language


  • Assignments (8 X 3%) 24%
  • Composition (2 X 8%) 16%
  • Audio Comprehension Vocabulary Test 10%
  • Grammar Written Test 20%
  • Final Oral Exam 20%
  • Attendance and Participation 10%



Al Dente 2 - Premium edition- Resellers Oxford.Book + CD audio + DVD
Authors: M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, F. Bosc, G. Licastro, A. Vilagrasa

Hard copy ISBN: 9788417710842

Electronic copy ISBN: 9788417710941

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