ITAL(IT)470 Advanced Italian, Deborah Rogai, Fall 2018

Textbook

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Balì Maria and Dei Irene, Nuovo Espresso 4, Alma edizioni, 2017
ISBN: 9788861825055 (Retail price: €27.90)

Schedule

Week 1

From Tuesday, September 11 to Thursday, September 13

Reading, writing, and discussion

Introduction to the course. Students introduce themselves and they talk about the reasons why they are studying Italian in Florence.

Grammar and syntactic review

Review of all tenses of the indicativo. Prepositions with verbs followed by the infinitive.

Week 2

From Tuesday, September 18 to Thursday, September 20

Reading, writing, and discussion

Students talk about their stay in Italy. Reading from La Repubblica “Noi studenti in giro per il mondo” di Stefano Parola. Discussion of the article. Composition: Letter to my family.

Week 3

From Tuesday, September 25 to Thursday, September 27

Reading, writing, and discussion

Oral comprehension from Italian District “Cosa pensano gli americani degli italiani?” di Valeria Macis. Composition: What do you think about Italian habits.

Grammar and syntactic review

Review of the congiuntivo. Conjunctions that require the use of the congiuntivo. The congiuntivo in independent clauses.

Week 4

From Tuesday, October 2 to Thursday, October 4

Reading, writing, and discussion

Reading from Il Corriere Fiorentino “Firenze per stranieri” di Raffaele Ricciardi. Discussion about the article.

Grammar and syntactic review

Agreement of tenses (indicativo and congiuntivo). Review of direct, indirect, and combined pronouns.

Week 5

From Tuesday, October 9 to Thursday, October 11

Reading, writing, and discussion

Italian regions. Dialects and regional traditions. Readings from: C. Malaparte, Maledetti toscani, Composition: If I Had Been Born in the Renaissance.

Grammar

Conditional sentences (periodo ipotetico).

Week 6

From Tuesday, October 16 to Thursday, October 18

Reading, writing, and discussion

Reading from Internazionale “Ho imparato ad apprezzare l’arte dell’amicizia” di Caterina Benincasa. Composition: A person I met in Florence.

Grammar and syntactic review

Review for MIDTERM EXAM

Week 7

From Tuesday, October 23 to Thursday, October 25

Reading, writing, and discussion

Reading from La Repubblica “Due realtà a confronto” di C. Rina. Discussion about the article. Composition: Differences between Italian and American Universities.

Midterm Exam

Written: Grammar
Oral: Conservation with instructor

   

Week 8

MIDTERM BREAK (October 27 - November 4)

   

Week 9

From Tuesday, November 6 to Thursday, November 8

Reading, writing, and discussion

Oral presentation about a visit to a city in Italy. Composition: Traveling in Europe.

Grammar and syntactic review

The use of gerund, infinitive and past participle.

Week 10

From Tuesday, November 13 to Thursday, November 15

Reading, writing, and discussion

Reading from Il lungo Viaggio di Leonardo Sciascia. Composition: Invent a short story.

Grammar and syntactic review

Direct and indirect speech.

Week 11

From Tuesday, November 20 to Thursday, November 22

Reading, writing, and discussion

Italian movie: Io non ho paura di Gabriele Salvatores.

Grammar and syntactic review

Review of indefinite adjectives and pronouns.

Week 12

From Tuesday, November 27 to Thursday, November 29

Reading, writing, and discussion

Readings from Notizie.it – “La cucina Italiana”. Composition: Pro and cons of Italian food.

Grammar and syntactic review

Review of relative pronouns. The passive form.

Week 13

From Tuesday, December 4 to Thursday, December 6

Reading, writing, and discussion

Oral presentation of “ What do you think about studying abroad? Do you suggest this experience to other students?”

Grammar and syntactic review

“si spersonalizzante.” The use of “mica” and “magari.”

Week 14

From Tuesday, December 11 to Thursday, December 13

Reading, writing, and discussion

Oral presentation of “ What do you think about studying abroad? Do you suggest this experience to other students?”

Grammar and syntactic review

General review of the course.

Week 15

From Tuesday, December 18 to Thursday, December 20

Final Exam

Written: Grammar and reading comprehension.
Oral: Presentation of a topic discussed during the course.

 

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