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ITA 01 — Beginning Italian I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 28—Dec 7
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 11
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $475
Limit: 30
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 23
On campus
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 28—Dec 7
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 11
2 Units
Please Note: No class on November 23
Learn how to speak and follow simple Italian conversations in this introductory course. Grammar will be introduced with a communicative, culture-based approach for beginning students and a grammar book in English. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and carry on simple conversations about everyday subjects such as work, personal interests, family, and friends, and also to conduct simple transactions such as renting a car, making reservations for hotels and restaurants, and ordering food.

This is the first course in a three-course sequence. The textbook assigned for “Beginning Italian I” will also be used for Levels II (Winter 2017) and III (Spring 2017). Students may enroll in this introductory course without intending to take all three courses in the sequence.

Giovanni Tempesta, Lecturer in Italian, Stanford

Giovanni Tempesta has been at Stanford since 1983 and has taught at all levels of language instruction. He is the author of the Italian grammar book Questa bellissima lingua italiana, impariamola insieme! and has published an Italian translation of Robert Service’s The Cremation of Sam McGee and Other Verses in addition to a collection of his own poetry in Italian, Acque, lutulente e chiare (Waters, Muddy and Clear).

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Suzanne Branciforte and Elvira Di Fabio, Parliamo italiano!: A Communicative Approach, 4th Edition (ISBN 9780470526774)