Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

Alicia Vitti

Italian School Faculty

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Senior Lecturer, Indiana University; DML, Middlebury College. Her research areas are in the fields of translation and in the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799, with a focus on women. She has published articles on Fonseca Pimental and Luisa Sanfelice. She is presently working on a book on Il resto di niente.

 
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ITAL 3151 - Beginning Italian      

This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets three hours a day.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening.

**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course.

*Required Texts:

Percorsi: l'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura by Francesca Italiano, University of Southern California and Irene Marchegiani, SUNY - Stony Brook, Publisher: Prentice Hall

Workbook/Laboratory Manual to accompany ‘Percorsi’

Andreuccio da Perugia. Boccaccio (Easy Reader) Aschehoug/Alinea, 1972

LNG

Summer 2011, Summer 2012

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ITAL 3152 - Beginning Italian      

This course is designed to introduce students to the grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary to express personal meaning on basic topics (e.g. family, daily routines, and leisure time) and negotiate basic survival situations (making travel arrangements, ordering meals, and making purchases, etc.). Language topics and functions are integrated into activities that emphasize all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with special attention given to speaking and listening. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content. This course meets three hours a day.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening.

**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course.

*Required Texts:

Percorsi: l'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura by Francesca Italiano, University of Southern California and Irene Marchegiani, SUNY - Stony Brook, Publisher: Prentice Hall

Workbook/Laboratory Manual to accompany ‘Percorsi’

Andreuccio da Perugia. Boccaccio (Easy Reader) Aschehoug/Alinea, 1972

Summer 2011, Summer 2012

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ITAL 3198 - Advanced Beginning Italian      

Designed for students with some previous study of Italian or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language culture, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening

**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course

*Required Texts:
Pronti …Via! by Daniela Meli, New Haven and London: Yale University Pres ISBN -0-300-10842-7

Student Workbook - ISBN 0-300-1084207

Le preposizioni a cura di A Chiuchiù, M. C. Fazi e R. Bagainti. Perugai: GUERRA EDIZONI, 1984. 88-7715-007-6

Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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ITAL 3199 - Advanced Beginning Italian      

Designed for students with some previous study of Italian or another Romance language, this course builds on and rapidly expands control of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. Students consolidate their ability to negotiate basic survival situations in the target-language culture, and prepare themselves for continued study of the language. New language functions will be presented in meaningful activities that emphasize all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Cultural knowledge that will build a deeper understanding of Italy is a crucial component of the course content.

*Students are also encouraged to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening

**Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course

*Required Texts:
Pronti …Via! by Daniela Meli, New Haven and London: Yale University Pres ISBN -0-300-10842-7

Student Workbook - ISBN 0-300-1084207

Le preposizioni a cura di A Chiuchiù, M. C. Fazi e R. Bagainti. Perugai: GUERRA EDIZONI, 1984. 88-7715-007-6

Summer 2013, Summer 2014 Language Schools

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