*For the complete beginner or those with up to 1 semester of experience. Together, I(A) and I(B) deliver the foundational concepts and skills required for our L1 monthly theme-based options.
Italian I (A): While this course follows a standard curriculum for the complete beginner, you will learn and experience language the way it’s truly spoken! By the end of this class, you will be able to: greet and introduce yourself, have basic conversations (in the present) about your family, work & home, and express preferences, such as likes and dislikes in hobbies and activities, in addition to other critical everyday language. Learning all the necessary structures along the way, you’ll engage with these themes through culturally-rich authentic materials.
Italian I (B): This course is for those students who have taken Italian I (A), or for those who have had some exposure to Italian, typically 20-30 hours, or up to one semester. The course will begin with a review of Italian I (A) while students continue to learn language the way it’s truly spoken! By the end of this class, students will be able to speak about everyday themes such as emotions, food, cooking, weather, and daily routines in the present and in the simple past. Learning all the necessary structures along the way, students will engage with these themes through culturally-rich authentic materials.