About ITAL 1200 B

Continuation of ITAL 1100. 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. Cannot be taken for credit after ITAL 2100. Prerequisite: ITAL 1100 or equivalent.


Prereq: ITAL 1100 or equivalent; Open to Degree and PACE students

Section Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ITAL 1200 is the second course in a two-semester sequence of beginning Italian. It is designed for students who have successfully completed ITAL 001 at the University of Vermont, as well as students with previous experience in Italian who have been advised to take it. 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. All classes are 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 002, a 4-credit course, a student should expect to work about 8 hours a week outside of the classroom. Course Materials: Avanti! Beginning Italian, 5th edition, by Aski/Musumeci (ISBN-10: 1260015890), with the accompanying Connect platform. Here is the link to the buying options. THE CHEAPEST OPTION IS THE DIGITAL CONNECT OPTION WHICH INCLUDES THE E-BOOK. If you took Italian 01 last semester picked a buying/rental option that has you covered for both semesters you don't need to buy anything else. This semester, besides supplementary materials distributed in class, we will cover seven chapters of our textbook (8-14). Watch out for too much writing in used books and do yourself a favor and get the current edition!

Section Expectation

Upon completion of this course, students: • will be able to engage in simple conversation on familiar topics necessary for survival in the target language culture. • will be able to give personal information, state a simple opinion, talk about a limited number of activities, preferences, and immediate needs. • will be able to understand predictable messages found in public spaces. • will be able to express past actions and future events. • will be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences. • will be able to write simply about common, discrete elements of daily life in a personal manner. • will be able to recognize key words and cognates while engaging in the reading of non-complex texts (literary or other) in the target language, and derive relevant information from them. • will have broadened their general cultural knowledge of the Italian-speaking communities and countries of the world today.


IV. GRADE BREAKDOWN: 100% 1. 4 chapter exams (out of 5 taken) 5% each = 20% 2. Midterm 10% 3. Final Exam 15% 4. Class participation 20% 5. Homework = Connect 10 % 6. 1 Oral exam, 1 Oral Presentation 5% each = 10% 7. 2 Compositions 5% each = 10% 8. 1 Final Project 5%

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