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Italian Language II: Intermediate

ITA103-201 - Italian Language II: Intermediate
Instructor: Chiara Ricchi / Roberto Fineschi

Course Description
The objective of the 103-201 level course is to solidify all of the linguistic skills covered in the previous levels, while at the same time introducing new, more complex structures. The course utilizes an integrated communication method that puts the student at the center of the learning process in a cooperative relationship with the teacher. This perspective is based on a principle of negotiation of the course content and the teaching strategies between the teacher and the student. The students will be taught not only the linguistic system, but will also be given strategies and techniques that facilitate the learning process. All of the didactic materials used throughout the course, such as textbooks and multimedia devices, are in Italian. The three week intensive class is taught by a single teacher. During the semester, however, students will have the possibility to experience a joint and multilevel teaching approach: while one instructor will continue with the overall global learning process of the course, there will also be another class taught by a different teacher: the first class will focus on grammar reinforcement and in-depth study (including drills and practical exercises), while the second one will focus on conversation skills. Throughout the semester students will have the opportunity to experience each of these classes, giving them a comprehensive and in-depth study of Italian language.

Prerequisites
Italian language 102

Contact Hours
Course meets 3/4 hours daily Monday-Friday during the first 3 weeks, then meets 2 hours Monday-Tuesday-Thursday for the remainder of the semester.
Total contact hours: 125. Suggested credits: 6. Course fees:€45

Course Objectives
Consolidating basic structures. Practice of grammatical structures studied during the course. Furthering of written and oral communication skills. Increasing the vocabulary necessary to navigate everyday life situations and increasing the familiarity and ability to negotiate standard social scripts. Learning Italian idioms.

Course Components
Lectures in class, group work, songs, videos, visits in town.

Readings
Claudio Manella, Antonella Tanzini, L'italiano da soli, Firenze, Progetto Lingua Edizioni
Paolo Mezzadri, Dizionario per immagini, Perugia, Guerra

Instructors' Contact
Office Hours: by appointment
email: office@sienaschool.com / r.fineschi@sienaschool.com

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