ITAL101 Beginning Italian: Level I - Section B, Deborah Rogai, Fall 2019

Textbook

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Lazzarino, Graziana, Prego! An Invitation to Italian, 8th edition, McGraw Hill, 2011.
ISBN 9780073386256 (Retail price: $204.67)

Schedule

Week 1 From Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13

Structures

 

Alphabet, providing personal information, personal pronouns, nouns (gender and number), the present tense of essere and avere (affirmative, negative, interrogative)

Communication

 

Introducing oneself, Greetings. Numbers, Days of the week. Months. Nationalities, use of lei and tu.

Week 2 From Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20

Structures

 

Definite and indefinite articles. Idiomatic expressions using avere: physical sensations, feelings, age. Affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences.

Communication

 

Expressing emotional states of being and feelings.

Week 3 From Monday, September 23 to Friday, September 27

Structures

 

Qualificative and demonstrative adjectives, introduction to present tense of regular verbs, use of c’è and ci sono.

Communication

 

Describing oneself, other people and things.

Week 4 From Monday, September 30 to Friday, October 4

Structures

 

Present tense of regular verbs, possessive adjectives, adverbs, introduction to irregular verbs, time.

Communication

 

Talking about daily life experiences, asking information around the city, describing apartments/houses.

Week 5 From Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11

Structures

 

Pronouns, adjectives and adverbs. Present + da + expressions of time. Simple and articulate prepositions.

Communication

 

Talking about the family, inviting, accepting, declining, and asking.

Week 6 From Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18

Structures

 

The difference between conoscere and sapere (to know). The passato prossimo of transitive and intransitive verbs.

Communication

 

Describing routine actions.

Week 7 From Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25

Structures

 

Use of the simple past tense (passato prossimo). Past participles (regular and irregular), time expressions.

Communication

 

Talking about past events.

MIDTERM EXAM – Written part: Grammar; Oral part: Talking about yourself.

 

Week 8 MIDTERM BREAK (October 26 - November 3)

 

Week 9 From Monday, November 4 to Friday, November 8

Structures

 

Reflexive Verbs, adverbs, direct object pronouns. The use of direct object pronouns with passato prossimo.

Communication

 

Describing one's own day using reflexive verbs and conversation at a restaurant.

Week 10 From Monday, November 11 to Friday, November 15

Structures

The verb Piacere (to like).

Communication

Expressing preferences.

Week 11 From Monday, November 18 to Friday, November 22

Structures

Intruduction of Imperfetto tense.

Communication

Talking about past events.

Week 12 From Monday, November 25 to Friday, November 29

Structures

Difference between Imperfetto and Passato Prossimo tense.

Communication

Talking about the future using the two different past tenses.

Week 13 From Monday, December 2 to Friday, December 6

Structures

Introduction of Futuro tense.

Communication

Talking about future plans.

Week 14 From Monday, December 9 to Friday, December 13

General Review of the course (both grammar and communicative skills)

Week 15 From Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20

FINAL EXAM
Written part: Grammar and a short composition
Oral part: Conversation with instructor.

 

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