Beginning Italian - Everyday Italian for Pleasure, Business & Travel*
This course is an introduction to the Italian language that provides a foundation for older adults who have never studied Italian. It is designed for those who are not interested in earning credit.** 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 realia from everyday Italian life and culture. Multimedia resources will be employed to aid comprehension and language acquisition.
This special course will last seven weeks and is intended for all older adults, who love Italian culture. There are 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 annual play, chorus, weekly games and other activities.
All enrolled students must abide by the language pledge and must participate in select extra and co-curriculum activities.
*This course is not recommended 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.
**Students have the option to earn credit (3 units) or audit. Financial Aid is not available for auditors. Audited courses are not recorded on the Middlebury transcript.
Summer 2012 Dates: June 29 – August 17 (7 weeks)
Cost (Tuition, Room & Board): $7,720