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Italian 101 v1

 

Department of Modern Languages
3 credit hours 

Instructor Information:

Dave Nichols

Instructor name: Kenna Daniel

Instructor Information:
Kenna Daniel has a Masters in Italian from Indiana University and in May 2014 graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). For more information visit http://www.kennadaniel.com/.

Contact Information:

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Course Description

This Independent Study course is comprised of seventeen lessons that present the first principles of Italian language and culture and will teach you to communicate in Italian beginning with the first lesson.

There are a broad variety of assignments that will help you build proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing while learning about Italian language and culture. Each lesson includes an Instruction and Practice assignment to reinforce the material in the book and prepare you for the Homework assignment for each lesson. The lesson at the end of each chapter also contains Learn Smart activities that allow students to review and practice all the information from that chapter.

In lessons 11 and 14 there are writing assignments, Tema 1 and Tema 2 respectively, that include a first draft and then a revision based on the instructorís corrections. The course also includes a midterm and a final, as well as an oral exam at the end of the course that will be recorded and submitted to the instructor.

Textbook Information:

ACCY 101 TEXTBOOK

Avanti! Beginning Italian, 3rd edition

Janice M. Aski, Diane Musumeci, McGraw-Hill

ISBN-10: 007338626X ISBN-13: 978-0073386263

You will need the Connect access code included with your Avanti 3rd Edition textbook or will have to purchase an access code.


It is your responsibility to order the course textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices. Students will also have to purchase an access code from McGraw-Hill Connect and create an account in order to access the online lesson assignments. See instructions on the Lessons page.

Use the ISBN number to make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course you will be able to do the following:

1

Listen to and comprehend beginning-level audio and video texts

2

Speak in the present tense with accuracy and fluency

3

Read Italian beginning-level language texts from a variety of sources including textbooks, newspapers, websites, and advertisements

4

Express themselves in writing with accuracy and coherency on a range of familiar topics

5

Demonstrate cultural understanding by knowing facts and making basic comparisons about topics in the course

Course Outline:

Lesson

Italian 101 Topics

Avanti!
Page #s

Homework and Assignments
Due for Grades


1

CAP. 1.1 - Strategie di comunicazione e
Lessico

ï Introduzioni
ï Alfabeto italiano / Pronuncia
ï Calendario
ï Numeri fino a 1000



2-6
7-9
10
11

Cap. 1.1 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 1.1 Homework



2

CAP. 1.2 - Strutture 1.1 e 1.2

ï Genere (maschile/femminile) dei nomi
ï Articolo indeterminativo
ï Per saperne di pi˘: 1.1 Gender


13-14
14-15
429

Cap. 1.2 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 1.2 Homework


3

CAP. 1.3 - Strutture 1.3 e 1.4

ï Numero (singolare/plurale) dei nomi
ï Articolo determinativo
ï Per saperne di pi˘: 1.3 Number


16-17
18
429

Cap. 1.3 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 1.3 Homework


4

CAP. 1.4 ñ Strutture 1.5 e Cultura

ï Verbo piacere
ï Numerali ordinali
ï Cultura: I gesti italiani


19-20
21
22

Cap. 1.4 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 1.4 Homework

5

CAP. 2.1 - Strategie di comunicazione e
Lessico

ï Nazionalit‡
ï Descrizioni: aggettivi, colori e il tempo



29-33
34-36

Cap. 2.1 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 2.1 Homework


6

CAP. 2.2 ñ Strutture 2.1

ï Aggettivi ñ genere e numero
ï Questo/quello, molto/tanto/poco
ï Per saperne di pi˘: 2.1 Adjectives


37-38
431-432

Cap. 2.2 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 2.2 Homework


7

CAP. 2.3 ñ Strutture 2.2

ï Verbi AVERE e ESSERE
ï Espressioni idiomatiche con avere
ï Per saperne di pi˘: 2.2 Avere e essere


41-42
432

Cap. 2.3 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 2.3 Homework


8

CAP. 2.4 ñ Strutture 2.3 e 2.4

ï CíË e ci sono
ï Aggettivi possessivi
ï Cultura: I cognomi italiani


45-46
50-51

Cap. 2.4 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 2.4 Homework

 

Midterm Exam: proctored

 

To be scheduled and completed before proceding



9

CAP. 3.1 ñ Strategie di comunicazione e
Lessico

ï Che ore sono? / A che ora?
ï Il tempo libero
ï Le attivit‡ quotidiane



57-61
62-63
64-65

Cap. 3.1 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 3.1 Homework

10

CAP. 3.2 ñ Strutture 3.1, 3.2 e 3.3

ï Infinito dei verbi
ï Presente indicativo: verbi regolari
ï Presente indicativo: spelling /
pronunciation changes


68-70
71-73
74-76

Cap. 3.2 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 3.2 Homework



11

CAP. 3.3 ñ Strutture 3.4, Per saperne di pi˘ e Cultura

ï Verbi irregolari: andare, bere, fare, uscire, venire
ï Per saperne di pi˘: 3.4 Irregular
verbs
ï Cultura: L'orario degli italiani



77-80
432
81

Cap. 3.3 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 3.3 Homework

TEMA 1 ñ prima stesura (submit upon completion of Chapter 3)


12

CAP. 4.1 ñ Strategie di comunicazione, Lessico e Strutture 4.1

ï Chi sei? Cosa fai?
ï La famiglia
ï Possessivi con nomi di parentela



88-89
90-92
94-95

Cap. 4.1 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 4.1 Homework


13

CAP. 4.2 ñ Strutture 4.2 e 4.3

ï Interrogativi: quanto, quale
ï Verbi irregolari: dare, dire, stare, sapere


96-98

Cap. 4.2 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 4.2 Homework


14

CAP. 4.3 ñ Strutture 4.4, Per saperne di pi˘ e Cultura

ï Paragoni ñ comparativo
ï Per saperne di pi˘: 4.4 The comparative
ï Cultura: La famiglia italiana oggi



104-106
433-434

107-108

Cap. 4.3 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 4.3 Homework

TEMA 2 ñ prima stesura (submit upon completion of Chapter 4)

15

CAP. 5.1 ñ Strategie di comunicazione, Lessico e Strutture 5.1

ï Ti piacerebbe...? / Grazie, ma non posso.
ï Tutti a tavola! / Apparecchiamo!
ï Superlativo


114-118
119-123
124-126

Cap. 5.1 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 5.1 Homework


16

CAP. 5.2 ñ Strutture 5.2, 5.3 e Per saperne di pi˘

ï Verbi modali: volere, dovere, potere
ï Preposizioni semplici e articolate
ï Per saperne di pi˘: 5.3
Prepositions


127-129
131-134
434-435

Cap. 5.2 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 5.2 Homework


17

CAP. 5.3 ñ Strutture 5. 4 e Cultura

ï Articolo partitivo
ï Cultura: Il galateo in Italia
ï Cultura: Pellegrino Artusi


135-137
138

Cap. 5.3 Instruction and Practice

Cap. 5.3 Homework

ESAME ORALE (submit upon completion of Chapter 5)

 

Final Exam: proctored

 

To be scheduled and completed to finalize credit

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

  • 93 - 100% = A
  • 90 - 92% = A-
  • 87 - 89% = B+
  • 83 - 86% = B
  • 80 - 82% = B-
  • 77 - 79%= C+
  • 73 - 76% = C
  • 70 - 72% = C-
  • 60 - 69% = D
  • 59% or below = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

Each studentís final grade will be calculated as follows:

  • Instruction and Practice = 5%
  • Lesson Homework = 20%
  • Midterm Exam = 20%
  • Tema 1 & 2 = 20%
  • Oral Exam = 10%
  • Final Exam = 25%
  • TOTAL = 100%

FAILURE TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

 

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