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ITA 01 — Beginning Italian: Part I

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Giovanni Tempesta
Duration: 9 sessions
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Jun 26—Jul 24
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Mon/Wed
 
Class Meeting Time: 7:00—9:05 pm (PT)
Please Note: Class schedule: 5 Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, and July 24, 7:00 – 9:05 pm (PT); 4 Mondays, July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22, 7:00 – 9:05 pm (PT)
Tuition: $560
   
Refund Deadline: Jun 27
 
Unit(s): 2
   
Enrollment Limit: 30
  
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Mon/Wed
Duration: 9 sessions
Time: 7:00—9:05 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jun 26—Jul 24
Unit(s): 2
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $560
 
Refund Deadline: Jun 27
 
Instructor(s): Giovanni Tempesta
 
Enrollment Limit: 30
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
Please Note: Class schedule: 5 Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, and July 24, 7:00 – 9:05 pm (PT); 4 Mondays, July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22, 7:00 – 9:05 pm (PT)
 
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.

This is the first course in a three-course sequence. Part II will be offered in Winter 2025, and Part III will be offered in Spring 2025. Students may enroll in this course without intending to take all three courses in the sequence.

GIOVANNI TEMPESTA
Advanced 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)