ITAL101 Beginning Italian: Level I - Section B, Deborah Rogai, Spring 2020 | SACI College of Art & Design Florence

ITAL101 Beginning Italian: Level I - Section B, Deborah Rogai, Spring 2020

Textbook

In compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act Textbook Provision, SACI provides, when possible, the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price of required and recommended reading. 

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

Schedule

Week 1
From Monday, January 13 to Friday, January 17

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, January 20 to Friday, January 24

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, January 27 to Friday, January 31

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, February 3 to Friday, February 7

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, February 10 to Friday, February 14

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, February 17 to Friday, February 21

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, February 24 to Friday, February 28

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 (February 29 - March 8)

 

Week 9
From Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13

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, March 16 to Friday, March 20

Structures

The verb Piacere (to like).

   

Communication

Expressing preferences.

Week 11
From Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27

Structures

Intruduction of Imperfetto tense.

   

Communication

Talking about past events.

Week 12
From Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3

Structures

Difference between Imperfetto and Passato Prossimo tense.

   

Communication

 

Talking about the future using the two different past tenses.

 

Week 13
From Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10 

Structures

Intruduction of Futuro tense.

   

Communication

Talking about future plans.

Week 14
From Monday  April 13 to Friday, April 17
Monday, April 13: Easter Monday, NO CLASS, SACI closed. Make-up lesson to be planned with the class.

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

Week 15
From Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24
FINAL EXAM
Written part: Grammar and a short composition
Oral part: Conversation with instructor.

 

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