Italian for Adults*
Italian for Adults is an introduction to the Italian language that provides a foundation for adults who have never studied Italian or for those who want to improve. Focus on the spoken language encourages rapid mastery of the basic structures and vocabulary of contemporary Italian. The exclusive use of Italian in dialogue situations and vocabulary building encourages the student to develop skills in a personalized context. Conversation and drill are stimulated and fostered through active reference to popular Italian music, art, cinema, regional cuisine, and from everyday Italian life and culture.
Multimedia resources will be employed to aid comprehension and language acquisition.
This special course will last three weeks and is intended for all adults who love Italian culture. No academic credits are earned**, no exams or finals, only the fun of learning with short quizzes, presentations and written assignments. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the School activities.
All enrolled students must abide by the language pledge and must participate in select extra and co-curriculum activities, including the afternoon diction course.
Admission is for one summer and cannot be deferred to a future year. Admission to Italian for Adults is entirely separate from admissions to the Italian School intensive and graduate programs and from the Language Schools.
*This course is not intended for current undergraduate students. Admission to this program is by selection only. If not selected, applicants will be considered for the intensive 7-week language program and may be asked to submit additional information.
**Financial Aid is not available for this course. Audited courses are not recorded on the Middlebury transcript.
Summer 2016 Dates: June 17 - July 8 (3 weeks); held on the Mills College campus
Cost (Tuition, Room & Board): $3,860