About ITAL 001 B

Fundamentals of Italian composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in Italian and students engage in active use of the language. No prior knowledge expected. Cannot be taken for credit after ITAL 002.


Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

ITAL 001 is the first course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Italian. It is designed for the student with little or no prior knowledge of the language. The course emphasizes all four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use their newly acquired skills in order to communicate in Italian in a realistic and culturally appropriate manner. This course will be taught in Italian. The University of Vermont respects the Department of Education's definition of a credit hour: for every hour spent in a classroom, a student is expected to complete approximately 2 hours of coursework outside of it. Thus, in ITAL 001, a 4-credit course, a student should expect to work at least 8 hours a week outside of the classroom.

Section Expectation

Upon completion of ITAL 001, the student will be able to: • describe himself and others • provide basic biographical information • initiate and maintain a basic conversation • compare and contrast people and ideas • speak and write about current activities • will be able to express past actions • express likes and dislikes • engage in the reading of short, simple texts • have a broader knowledge of the Italian culture


GRADE BREAKDOWN: 1. Partial exams (3) 30% 2. Oral exams (2) 30% 3. Quizzes (5) 15% 4. Class participation 15% 5. Homework 10% _______ 100%

Course Dates



Waterman Bldg 401 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday



Cohen Hall 102 (View Campus Map)


to on Tuesday

Important Dates

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Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

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