ITA 03 — Beginning Italian III
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Apr 4—Jun 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 17
Instructor(s): Giovanni Tempesta
Apr 4—Jun 6
This course is open to those students who have taken two quarters of Italian in Continuing Studies, as well as to newcomers who can already converse in Italian about their home, family, and activities in the present and recent past, and shop in Italian at the local market. Using a “building block” approach to teaching and learning, the course will help students progress rapidly in written and oral language, improving their conversational fluency with the aid of essential vocabulary and grammar. At the same time, Italian media such as videos, newspapers, and magazines will enhance students’ language skills and cultural knowledge. Students will receive a great deal of individualized attention tailored to their learning goals. By the end of the quarter, students will be able to read and order from an Italian menu and talk in greater detail about work and travel experiences.
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 9781119146995)