Spring 2022 - ITAL 110 D100

Introductory Italian II (3)

Class Number: 7579

Delivery Method: In Person


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  • 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 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 remote (Zoom) class for a 2-hour block on a single week day.



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%



 “Percorsi” (Chapters 7 through 11)  – 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.


Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.