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ITA 02 — Beginning Italian: Part II

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 9 weeks
Date(s): Jan 17—Mar 13
Time: 7:00—9:05 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 19
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)
Jan 17—Mar 13
9 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 19
2 Units
Giovanni Tempesta
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Andiamo in Italia! 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.

Students must complete ITA 01: “Beginning Italian: Part I” or have comparable experience prior to enrolling in this course.

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).