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ITA 01 — Beginning Italian I

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Dec 5
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 9
Units: 2
Tuition: $500
Instructor(s): Giovanni Tempesta
Limit: 30
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 21
Fall
On-campus
Wednesdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 26—Dec 5
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 9
2 Units
Fees
$500
Instructor(s):
Giovanni Tempesta
Limit
30
Closed
Please Note: No class on November 21
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. In this course, 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 2019) and III (Spring 2019). 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 978-1-119-14700-8)
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)