Current Course Offerings
INTENSIVE BEGINNING ITALIAN (non-credit, two weeks only)
This course is for complete beginners and provides the basic structures of the Italian language. Vocabulary and grammar are presented through dialogues, articles, and other teaching materials that refer to situations relevant to the students’ experience in Italy, and are practiced through role-playing, street assignments, research reports, and discussions. Situations that often represent obstacles to newcomers to Italy are presented to assist students in learning to live in a new country and a new culture. The two weeks include cultural activities such as opera performances, concerts, theater, exhibitions, and a “didactic supper,” in which students learn to prepare authentic Italian dishes while speaking Italian. A $200 course fee plus activity charges are required.
ITAL 1110 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN IN ROME (4 credits)
For beginners. Provides basic structures of the language and vocabulary to cope with everyday situations. Listening and speaking are emphasized, reading and writing included.
ITAL 1120 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN IN ROME II (4 credits)
ITAL 2110 INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION IN ROME (4 credits)
Independent studies may be arranged for advanced students contingent on an approved proposal for study, submitted in advance to the Italian program in Ithaca.