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ITA 01 — Beginning Italian: Part I

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Apr 10—Jun 5
Time: 7:00—9:05 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 12
Units: 2
Tuition: $560
Instructor(s): Giovanni Tempesta
Limit: 30
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—9:05 pm (PT)
Apr 10—Jun 5
9 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 12
2 Units
Giovanni Tempesta
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Learn how to speak Italian 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. In this course, students will learn how to understand and carry out simple conversations on 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.

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! He has also published an Italian translation of Robert Service’s The Cremation of Sam McGee and Other Verses, a collection of his own poetry in Italian, Acque, lutulente e chiare (Waters, Muddy and Clear), and a collection of short stories in Italian and English, A Cena con Fluffy (Dinner with Fluffy).

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Suzanne Branciforte, Parliamo italiano!: A Communicative Approach, 5th Edition (ISBN 978-1119146995)