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Italian Program

The Italian program offers a wide variety of courses for students in all its levels. ITAL 101 & 102 concentrate on the essentials of spoken and written language for the beginner. For the intermediate-level students, ITAL 103, 103AB & 103CD review the basic structures and skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. ITAL 104, 104AB & 104CD focus on further development development of those basic skills. They also involve research and discussion on cultural topics. In the speaking area, ITAL 120, 130 & 140 promote free and spontaneous oral expression in Italian in the beginning, intermediate and advanced level. For the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language, ITAL 150 & 160 include discussion of literary selections, vocabulary-building, composition and the study of more complex grammatical structures.

 

Course Description

 ITAL 101 & 102 -Beginning Italian: Essentials of the spoken and written language for the beginner.

ITAL 103, 103CD & 104 - Intermediate Italian: Review of basic structures, vocabulary-building, development of listening comprehension, reading/writing skills and oral expression.

ITAL 104 - Intermediate Italian II: Focuses on further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Review of grammatical structures, vocabulary building through readings. Research and discussion of cultural topics.

ITAL 104AB & 104CD - Intermediate Italian: Focus on further development of listening, speaking and reading/writing skills. Review of grammatical structures and vocabulary-building through readings. Also, this course is based to make researches and discussions about cultural topics. (*UC Transfer Limit: 104, 104AB and 104CD combined: maximum credit, 4 units)

ITAL 120 - Beginning Conversation: This course is focus to promote free and spontaneous oral expression in Italian at the elementary level.

ITAL 130  & 140 -Intermediate Conversation: Second-year course designed to increase the student’s vocabulary and fluency in the language, as well as his/ her ability to comprehend cultural and sociolinguistic differences.

ITAL 150 & 160 - Advanced Italian: For the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/ her knowledge of the language. This level includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary-building, composition and the study of more complex grammatical structures.

 

Italian News Links

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/italy.htm

 http://www.rainews24.rai.it/it/

http://www.palazzochigi.it

 

Italian Grammar Links

http://italian.about.com

http://www.forvo.com/languages/it/

http://www.lexilogos.com/english/italian_dictionary.htm

 

 Italian Program Coordinator

Dr. Laura Gardinali (H-316, ext. 3458)

 gardinali@sbcc.edu

 

Faculty & Staff

- Angela Ellis 

- Carla Pattone is a currently Italian professor that born in Alessandria, Italy. She got her BA in Languages from University of Wisconsin.Also she obtained her Master' Degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Pisa, Italy. Contact: http://www.pattone@sbcc.edu

- Dr. Laura Gardinali

- Teresiana Matarrese  is an Italian professor at SBCC. Matarrese is from Bari, Italy. She has a B.A. and M.A. from University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy  Italian. Contact: http://www.tmatarrese@pipeline.sbcc.edu

 

 

 

 

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