SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:10:28 AMITAL 1 Course Outline as of Spring 1990

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 1Title:  ELEM ITAL-PT 1  
Full Title:  Elementary Italian-Part I
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR2.00 Contact DHR35.00
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Intensive instruction in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing elementary Italian. Basic grammar, regular and some irregular verbs in indicative mood. Daily practice in speaking and writing. 2-hour lab. Basic Italian culture.

Not open to students with 2 years HS Italian or 1 semester college Italian with "A" or "B" or equivalent within past 3 years.

Recommended Preparation:
Memorization of grammatical patterns, vocab., idioms. 2 hrs aural/oral exercises in lab weekly for class performance. Eligibility for ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intensive instruction in understanding, speaking, reading & writing elementary Italian.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Not open to students with 2 years HS Italian or 1 semester college Italian with "A" or "B" or equivalent within past 3 years.
Recommended:Memorization of grammatical patterns, vocab., idioms. 2 hrs aural/oral exercises in lab weekly for class performance. Eligibility for ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1990
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1990
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 6ALanguage Other Than EnglishFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1990Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1990Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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 The student should memorize, express, translate, relate, construct,
 and value both active and passive abilities with such vocabulary
 as greetings, the alphabet, school related items and activities,
 the family members, clothes, days, months, weather, clock times,
 numbers (1-100), basic foods, colors, and cognates.
 Student should be able to recognize and understand basic classroom
 instructions and simple declarative sentences which host the
 vocabulary listed above, and which are limited in their verbal
 usages to the present tense. Short, coherent paragraphs or
 anecdotes using high frequency or cognate vocabulary, or brief
 stories should also be understandable. Items for aural
 comprehension should be presented at deliberate speed with clear
 (but not distortedly so) pronunciation.
 Student should be able to answer, identify, and interpret simple,
 direct yes/no and content questions in a simple way, but will show
 less skill in formulating such questions. Student may have
 difficulty producing compound sentences or sentences which require
 subordination, but should be able to express such practical items
 as where he/she lives, how old he/she is, his/her name, the date,
 his/her date of birth, and describe, say, a family member or a
 familiar place. In other words, students ability to speak will be
 to a large degree a function of the questions asked of him/her.
 Student can answer questions on readings.
 Student should be able to read with full comprehension short
 passages which deal with everyday topics or dialogues concerning
 daily life. Items selected for reading could be heavily laden with
 cognates and not involve heavily subordinated or lengthy sentences.
 Literary passages or readings in which the element of personal
 style are involved should not be used. Readings which are heavily
 culture laden should also be avoided. Depending upon their
 difficulty, newspaper items, or editorials might be used. Readings
 should confine themselves essentially to the present indicative
 Of all the skills, this one will probably end up being the least
 well developed. Student should be able to write, with minimum
 errors in spelling and accentuation, whatever he is able to say.
 Brief declarative paragraphs may also be within the grasp of the
 student, as long as they are confined to the present tense, deal
 with a highly familiar topic, use only the vocabulary the student
 controls actively, and do not involve subordination. Student might
 practice such writing by attempting short letters or descriptions
 of persons, places, or things.
 Student should have been grounded in the basics of Italian
 pronunciation, in letter/sound correspondences, but will be
 lacking in the "fine tuning" of pronunciation which will come only
 with more study, exposure, and practice. Student will realize that
 some sounds of Italian e.g., do not exist in English, and that
 other, e.g., are somewhat differently pronounced in Italian and
 English. Pronunciation will not be stressed to the point to which
 it "cows" the student into thinking that he pronounces badly and
 is, therefore, afraid to say anything. Student will always be
 understandable to a native, but may still have an American accent
 much of the time. Student will stress words correctly the majority
 of the time.
 Students should control the following grammatical items in a more
 or less active fashion;
 1.  Gender and number of adjectives and nouns, and correct
     position of adjectives.
 2.  Subject pronouns.
 3.  Present tense of all verbs (reg., irreg., and rad.).
 4.  Yes/no and content question form.
 5.  Ser vs Estar (in its entirety).
 6.  Contradictions.
 7.  Telling time.
 8.  Weather expression.
 9.  Indef. subject.
10.  Idioms.
11.  Present progressive.
12.  Possessive and demons. adjs.
13.  Prepositional obj. pronoun.
14.  Comparisons of equality and inequity.
15.  Affirmative words and their negative counterparts.
16.  The personal.
17.  Direct object pronouns.
        a. actively with a simple conjugated verb.
        b. passively with dependent infinitives and -ndo.
18.  Contrast.

Topics and Scope
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 Scope of what is covered in Italian 1 is at a significantly
 accelerated pace to a course teaching the same materials as in
 high school (This course covers in a semester what is covered in
 two semesters at the high school level). This range also
 corresponds to about half of our college level representative text.
 CONTENT (Speaking):
 Self-identification, personal information; Nationalities,
 occupations; Money denominations, banking; Basic classroom objects;
 Colors; Numbers 1-100; Clothing and shopping; Telling time;
 Calendar, holidays, celebrations; Weather, seasons; Family members;
 Simple greetings and courtesy expressions; Giving directions;
 Expressing feelings and emotions; Health and body; House and home;
 Food and drink; Travel and transportation; Job search; Alphabet;
 Cognates; Pronunciation; Interrogatives.
 CONTENT (Listening):
 Self-identification, personal information; Nationalities,
 occupations; Basic classroom objects, structures and classes;
 Colors; Numbers 1-1,000,000; Money denominations, buying; Clothing,
 shopping; Telling time; Calendar, dates, holidays, celebrations,
 seasons, weather; Family members; Simple greetings and courtesy
 expressions; Understanding directions; Interpreting feelings,
 emotions, and body language; House, home, and society; Food and
 drink; Travel, transportation; Health, body; Job search, alphabet;
 Cognates; Pronunciation; Interrogatives.
 CONTENT (Reading):
 Introductory material on general topics such as: Basic classroom
 objects; Colors; Numbers 1-100, Telling time, Clothing; Dates and
 money denominations; Weather and seasons; Family members; Self
 identification; Simple greetings and courtesy expressions; Personal
 and place names, street signs, office and shop designations; Simple
 labels; Simple geographical information; Travel and registration
 forms; Adapted readings (1000 word vocabulary level); Unadapted
 readings of an appropriate nature, such as bus or movie schedules;
 Dialogues; Job search; Alphabet; Cognates; Pronunciation;
 CONTENT (Composition):
 House and home; Basic classroom objects; Colors; Numbers; Clothing;
 Names; Family members; Dates; Nationality and biography; Weather
 and seasons; Money; Parts of the body; Holidays and celebrations;
 Customs; Feelings and emotions; Cross-cultural communication;
 Job search; Alphabet; Cognates; Pronunciation; Interrogatives.
 CONTENT (Grammar):
 Students will be expected to recognize and use: Various simple
 tense of the most frequent regular and irregular verbs: present,
 future, progressive, and verb compliment; Various types of
 questions (yes/no and why), long and short answers, and simple
 commands; Pronouns: personal, indefinite, possessive, direct,
 indirect; Simple subordinators and coordinators; Auxiliaries
 BE/DO and their negatives; Simple modals; Nouns: common, proper,
 count, non-count, singular, plural, gender, and gerunds; Direct
 and indirect objects; Negation; Simple clause markers and noun
 clauses; Articles; Indefinite and possessive determiners;
 Demonstratives; Frequency adverbs and time expressions;
 Prepositions of time and place; Contractions; Has to, needs to,
 wants to; Comparatives.

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  In preparation for 50 minute lecture class, student is expected to
 1.  intensively studied from 5-10 pages from class text.
 2.  completed from 5-10 pages from workbook, and prepared 5-10
     pages of written tasks from class text, and reviewed 5-20
     pages of class text for projected exams.
 3.  listened and completed 30-50 minutes of language lab material.
 4.  spent 25-50 minutes practicing and memorizing vocabulary and
 In preparation for lecture class, students are recommended to have:
 1.  worked 10-15 minutes cooperatively with a fellow Italian
     student or a speaking friend.
 2.  worked 10-15 minutes with a Italian tutor or other Italian
     language specialist.
 3.  listened or viewed 10-50 minutes or Italian language media
     (videos, radio, T.V., slides, magazines, newspaper,
     dictionaries, etc.).

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  BEGINNING ITALIAN by Vincenzo Cioffari.  3rd Ed.
 PAROLA E PENSIERO by Vincenzo Traversa.  3rd Ed.
 BASIC ITALIAN by Charles Speroni & Carlo L. Golino.

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