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Elementary Italian

Instructor: Mariarita Coppotelli [see profile]
Disciplines: Italian 

Course Description

This course provides students with a sound basis for communicating effectively and accurately in oral and written Italian. Authentic materials (songs, videos, advertisements, and film clips) are used in a communicative-based approach, and emphasis is placed on the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students participate in several sessions of language exchange with Italian university students, and field trips take them outside the classroom to engage with the city and Romans to reinforce the grammatical skills learned in class. The course is conducted entirely in Italian. 



  • two compositions
  • oral and written midterm
  • oral and written final exam