The Intermediate Track is designed for students who have completed 1-1.5 years (2-3 semesters) of college-level Italian (or the equivalent).

Please note that this track is not available to Middlebury College students.

The Intermediate track allows students to learn Italian by taking language and area studies courses at the Middlebury Sede. The instruction is in Italian and, along with a Language and Culture course, students will take courses in area studies allowing them to gain a wider breadth of knowledge in disciplines such as Italian History, Literature, and Art.

Students participate in the Middlebury Language Pledge®, which is an integral part of the learning process and an invaluable tool that will help students strengthen their linguistic ability.

Track Structure

  1. Required Course

    • Language and Culture: Italian Language Course
  2. Second Course (choose one)

    • Content Course at the Middlebury Sede
    • Course in Italian at the University of Florence
    • Studio Art Course at the Accademia di Belle Arti
    • Internship for Credit
  3. Third Course (choose one)

    • Content Course at the Middlebury Sede
    • Course in Italian at the University of Florence
    • Studio Art Course at the Accademia di Belle Arti
    • Internship for Credit

Courses at the Middlebury Sede

During certain semesters, the Intermediate and Advanced students may be in the same Sede course(s). A student's course work will correlate to the language track in which they are enrolled. Courses offered at the Middlebury Sede vary from semester to semester. Below is a sampling:

Language Course

  • Lingua e Cultura II: Intermediate (Fall 2018)
  • L’Italia vista attraverso i valori e le emozioni della gente (Spring 2018)

Content Courses

  • Memorie, storie e voci di migrazione (Fall 2018)
  • La storia culturale del cibo: Rappresentazioni nell'arte e nella letteratura (Fall 2017)
  • Iconografia e Iconologia: La lettura e la comprensione di un’opera d’arte intesa come significativa testimonianza culturale del suo tempo (Spring 2019)
  • L’italiano tra sociolinguistica e sociopragmatica: variazione, identità e relazione (Spring 2019)
  • Storia Culturale del Cibo (Spring 2019)
  • Sulle orme di Dante (Spring 2019)
  • Lingua e linguaggi dell’Italia Repubblicana (Spring 2018)
  • Paesaggio e cinema italiano (Spring 2018)
  • La società italiana contemporanea (Spring 2017)
  • Viaggio in Italia fra lingua e cultura, passato e presente (Spring 2017)