Fall 2022 - ITAL 110 B100

Introductory Italian II (3)

Class Number: 7165

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • 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.


Note: This course continues the work of ITAL 100. Considerable emphasis will be placed on oral and reading facility as well as basic writing skills.

In this course you will keep studying the grammar and expand your vocabulary while you discover the rich and ancient Italian culture, the arts, the culinary traditions, the literary achievement, the cutting-edge technologies, the design and fashion.

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.

Method of delivery:
The class will be delivered in a blended synchronous/asynchronous way: Students will be assigned material to prepare for 2-hour blocks per week, and will troubleshoot and practice that content during synchronous in class meetings over a 2-hour block on a single week day.

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


Course Objectives:
To prepare students to communicate simply but effectively in Italian through the development of four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – as well as to develop a knowledge of Italian culture. Specifically, upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Provide basic information in Italian about themselves, their families, interests, likes and dislikes, and daily activities;
  • Participate in simple conversation on everyday topics (e.g. weather, meeting new people, school, shopping, etc.);
  • Read edited texts on familiar topics; understand the main ideas, and pick out important information from "authentic texts" (e.g. menus, signs, train schedules, etc.);
  • Complete forms requesting general information, write letters and postcards providing simple information;
  • Provide general information about Italy (e.g. geography, weather, food, etc.);
  • Use and understand essential vocabulary related to everyday life (e.g. days of the week, colors, numbers, months, seasons, time of day, stores, family members, modes of transportation, etc.)
  • Produce Italian with enough grammatical accuracy and accurate pronunciation to be comprehensible to an Italian speaker accustomed to speaking with non-natives.


  • Attendance and participation 5%
  • Online assignments homework 5%
  • 2 Compositions 10%
  • 2 short in-class exams (2x15%) 30%
  • Midterm exam 30%
  • Final Oral Exam (in-class) 20%


Please note: Failure to complete any of the major assignments may result in failure of the course.



“PassaParola” (Units 7 through 11 + review 6) – digital program, available through https://lingrolearning.com/

Please NOTE that an electronic device (ideally laptop or tablet, potentially smartphone, equipped with speakers/headset jack, microphone, and a video camera) will be needed for program access. The program does not include a physical textbook.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:


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