ITA 02 — Beginning Italian II
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 16—Mar 20
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 29
Instructor(s): Giovanni Tempesta
Jan 16—Mar 20
Andiamoci! Designed for students with enough initial exposure to Italian to exchange greetings and talk about their immediate world, this second course in the three-course “Beginning Italian” sequence will help students expand and refine their language skills in speaking, reading, and listening. Through the acquisition of essential vocabulary and grammar useful in everyday life, students will be able to perform such daily tasks as ordering a meal, making travel plans, and shopping in an open-air market. The use of multimedia and news articles, along with dynamic class discussions in an atmosphere of lively good humor, will further enhance students’ language learning and familiarization with Italian lifestyles.
This is the second course in a three-course sequence. Students may enroll in this course without intending to take Level III.
Giovanni Tempesta, Lecturer in Italian, StanfordGiovanni 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)