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ITA 01 — Beginning Italian I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Dec 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 10
Units: 2
Tuition: $480
Instructor(s): Giovanni Tempesta
Limit: 30
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 22
On-campus course
7:00—8:50 pm
Sep 27—Dec 6
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 10
2 Units
Giovanni Tempesta
Please Note: No class on November 22
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 using a grammar book in English. Students will learn how to understand and carry on simple conversations about everyday subjects such as work, personal interests, family, and friends. By the end of the course, students will know how 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 this course will also be used for Levels II (Winter 2018) and III (Spring 2018). 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, Parliamo Italiano, 5th Edition (ISBN 9781119146995)