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ITAL3151A-L17

CRN: 60466

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.

Required Texts: /PRONTI …VIA! Beginning Italian/ – Student textbook (ISBN 0-300-10842-7) + Student Workbook with audio (ISBN 0-300-10845-5)

ITAL3152A-L17

CRN: 60467

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.

Required Texts: /PRONTI …VIA! Beginning Italian/ – Student textbook (ISBN 0-300-10842-7) + Student Workbook with audio (ISBN 0-300-10845-5)

ITAL3153A-L17

CRN: 60468

Beginning Italian Conversation
In this course, we will work on mastering practical spoken Italian in its cultural context. The class activities will help you to develop the ability to maintain a conversation acquire confidence in using your Italian expand your vocabulary acquire information about life, culture and current trends in Italy develop sensitivity to Italian traditions and customs, improve your pronunciation, and will include basic discussion of some socio-cultural and political issues

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

Required Text: Rosella Bozzone Costa, Chiara Ghezzi, Monica Piantoni, Nuovo Contatto. Corso di lingua e civiltà italiana per stranieri, volume A1, Loescher, 2013-2015, ISBN 9788858308608, 192 pp., 20,70 euro

ITAL3198A-L17

CRN: 60277

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 required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation workshop, the culture workshop and to attend the afternoon conversation course.

*Required Texts
: PRONTI …VIA! Beginning Italian, Daniela Melis, – Student textbook (ISBN 0-300-10842-7) + Student Workbook with audio (ISBN 0-300-10845-5)

ITAL3199A-L17

CRN: 60278

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 required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation workshop, the culture workshop and to attend the afternoon conversation course.

*Required Texts
: PRONTI …VIA! Beginning Italian, Daniela Melis, – Student textbook (ISBN 0-300-10842-7) + Student Workbook with audio (ISBN 0-300-10845-5)

ITAL3200A-L17

CRN: 60279

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 required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation workshop, the culture workshop and to attend the afternoon conversation course.

*Required Texts
: PRONTI …VIA! Beginning Italian, Daniela Melis, – Student textbook (ISBN 0-300-10842-7) + Student Workbook with audio (ISBN 0-300-10845-5)

ITAL3251A-L17

CRN: 60003

Intro to Contemporary Italy
This course is intended for students at the intermediate level, as it will afford the opportunity to expand conversation, writing, and reading skills while consolidating knowledge of the more difficult points of grammar. The contextual focus of the course is modern Italian culture including 20th century history (from the rise of Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship until the present days), current events, and literature, among other things. Two Italian films, short stories and essays will enhance and complete the learning experience. Experts from the faculty and guest artists will be invited in class to discuss some of the special topics that we will study.

Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course and to enroll in the afternoon conversation course.

*Required texts
:
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-24-2
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-76-1

Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.

ITAL3252A-L17

CRN: 60004

Intro to Contemporary Italy
This course is intended for students at the intermediate level, as it will afford the opportunity to expand conversation, writing, and reading skills while consolidating knowledge of the more difficult points of grammar. The contextual focus of the course is modern Italian culture including 20th century history (from the rise of Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship until the present days), current events, and literature, among other things. Two Italian films, short stories and essays will enhance and complete the learning experience. Experts from the faculty and guest artists will be invited in class to discuss some of the special topics that we will study.

Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation course and to enroll in the afternoon conversation course.

*Required texts
:
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-24-2
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2 Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana. Edilingua. Roma. ISBN 978-960-6632-76-1

Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor.

ITAL3253A-L17

CRN: 60005

Italian Conversation-intermed.
This course is designed to help students develop communication skills in Italian, addressing topics related to Italian society and culture. The language is presented in context with practical examples of everyday speech, enriched by idiomatic expressions, idioms and proverbs. As a means of encouraging conversation, lessons will include individual activities, pair work and group exercises, as well as role plays and oral presentations. In order to spark debate in the classroom, the teacher will make use of films, songs, poems, stories and articles to expand the vocabulary of the students and sharpen their listening skills.

Objectives of the course:
The planned activities are aimed at:
- developing the ability to hold a conversation;
- gaining confidence in speaking Italian;
- expanding one’s vocabulary;
- obtaining information relating to Italian life, culture and fashions;
- learning traditions and customs and those traditions that are typically Italian;
- improving pronunciation;
- discussing historical, political and socio-cultural topics in class

Required Text: Alessandro De Giuli, Carlo Guastalla, Ciro Massimo Naddeo, Nuovo Magari B2, Alma, Ean 9788861822832.

ITAL3301A-L17

CRN: 60001

Composition and Grammar
This course aims at strengthening and developing the intricate linguistic competence that students must possess in order to decipher and produce various verbal codes. Special emphasis will be given to oral and written expression through a systematic review of complex linguistic structures. The mastery of grammar will be acquired through an intensive practice of a variety of exercises. Readings and discussions of special topics will culminate in the writing of short pieces of descriptive narrative and argumentative prose.

*Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation workshop and to enroll in the afternoon conversation and culture courses.

Required Texts:
Una grammatica italiana per tutti. 2. Livello Intermedio. Roma: Edilingua (ISBN 9788877157850)
Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor

Students are also required to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening and to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation and in the workshops offered in the evening for this level.

ITAL3304A-L17

CRN: 60507

Italy Trends Lead Figures&Cult
Important Trends, Leading Figures and Cultural Moments in Italy

The aim of the course is to analyze and discuss some of the most significant cultural moments in Italian civilization through a series of discussions and debates based on important trends, leading figures and controversial and classical topics. The students will have the opportunity to improve the conversational skills needed to express their personal views and to interpret the materials read.

Required Texts: Profilo di storia italiana per stranieri. A cura di Paolo E. Balboni e Matteo Santipolo. Perugia: Guerra Edizioni, 2004. (ISBN 9788877157850) - Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor

* Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation workshop, as well as in some of the other workshops offered in the evening for this level.

ITAL3306A-L17

CRN: 60348

Int Conversation & Expression
Oral Expression and Conversation

The objective of this course is to help students practice their conversational skills in Italian as well as their listening comprehension and oral expression, while reinforcing the intricate linguistic competence, vocabulary, and grammatical structures they must possess in order to decipher and produce various verbal codes and interact in the Italian socio-cultural context. Group discussions, role-play, visual, and written text analysis from a variety of sources, as well as in-class oral presentation of specific topics, will allow students to engage with language in meaningful contexts.

Required Texts: A course pack will be prepared by the instructor

* Students are also required to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation workshop, as well as in some of the other workshops offered in the evening for this level

ITAL3310A-L17

CRN: 60393

Intro Italian Culture & Lit
The first hour of this course analyzes and discusses some of the most significant cultural moments in Italian civilization through a series of discussions and debates based on important trends, leading figures and controversial and classical topics. In the second hour, students will discuss texts spanning all periods of Italian literature and exploring all major literary forms: poetry, prose (narrative and expositional), and theater (in prose and in verse). Students will gain an understanding of the sweep of Italian literature, while sharpening their reading and analytical skills, as well as their ability to express themselves in Italian.

Required Texts:
Profilo di storia italiana per stranieri. A cura di Paolo E. Balboni e Matteo Santipolo. Perugia: Guerra Edizioni, 2004. (ISBN 9788877157850)
Letteratura italiana per stranieri. Nuova edizione a cura di: Paolo E. Balboni - Anna Biguzzi. (ISBN 978-88-557-0096-2)
Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno. Italo Calvino. Milano: Mondadori. (ISBN 9788804375913)
Io non ho paura di Niccolò Ammaniti, edizione Einaudi 2011, ISBN 9788806207694
Additional material for the course will be provided by the Instructor

Students are also required to participate in all the workshops offered in the evening for their level and to participate in the Diction & Pronunciation and in the workshops offered in the evening for this level.

ITAL3359A-L17

CRN: 60523

Intro Study Italian Literature
Introduction to Italian Literature

In this course we will read and discuss texts spanning all periods of Italian literature and exploring all major literary forms: poetry, prose (narrative and expositional), and theater (in prose and in verse). Students will gain an understanding of the sweep of Italian literature, while sharpening their reading and analytical skills, as well as their ability to express themselves in Italian.

ITAL3407A-L17

CRN: 60262

Adv Grammar Comp &Oral Express
Advanced Grammar and Composition

This course enables students to progressively construct a repertoire of textual forms (narrative, descriptive, expressive, and argumentative) in order to communicate flexibly and fluently in writing. Concurrently, students will review fundamental grammatical structures and principles through numerous and varied exercises. Oral expression in all its aspects will be practiced in this course, including presenting, debating and persuading.

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

Required Texts: Grammatica essenziale della lingua italiana con esercizi, Marco Mezzadri, Guerra Edizioni ISBN: 88-7715-454-3
Grammatica essenziale della lingua italiana con esercizi, Marco Mezzadri, Guerra Edizioni, Esercizi supplementari e test ISBN: 88-7715-452-7.

ITAL3415A-L17

CRN: 60263

Survey Italian Lit & Culture
Survey of Italian Literature and Culture

This course is an introduction to Italian literary texts illustrating the cultural and socio-political history of Italy from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will acquire knowledge of how Italian literary texts reflect in a profound way Italy’s social, cultural, economic and political history. The major works of representative Italian authors and literary movements will be presented in time progression, discussed and analyzed in their cultural, historic and political contexts. The readings will serve as a starting point for conversation aimed at improving the students’ ability to express themselves with accuracy both in speaking and in writing. The study of literature will also provide a basis for analyzing in greater detail the evolution of the Italian language as used in literary texts. The study of Italian literature will be carried out through class readings and discussions, some video, and written compositions.

Required Texts: Paolo E. Balboni, Anna Biguzzi, Letteratura Italiana per Stranieri, Perugia: Guerra Edizioni, 2008 (ISBN: 978-88-557-0096-2).

Grimaldi, Il mare che c’è, Edizioni Ghenomena, 2016 (ISBN: 978-88-95857-251)

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

The Italian School

Sunderland Language Center
Middlebury College
P: 802.443.5874
F: 802.443.2075

Mailing address
Italian School
14 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT  05753

Joe Tamagni, Coordinator
italianschool@middlebury.edu