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|Discipline and Nbr:
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN 1||
Elementary Italian Part 1
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||4.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||70.00
|Minimum||4.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||2.00|| ||Contact DHR||35.00
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||105.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 140.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 245.00||
Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in Italian. Introduction to Italian-speaking culture. Not recommended for students who have successfully completed 2 years of high school Italian or equivalent within the past 3 years.
Eligibility for English 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing in Italian. Introduction to Italian and Italian-speaking culture.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for English 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Spring 1990||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1990||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||6A||Language Other Than English||Fall 1981||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1990||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1990||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Use and demonstrate comprehension of Italian vocabulary related to
the most common everyday topics;
2. Formulate in Italian simple questions and declarative sentences and
reply directly to questions of everyday topics;
3. Read for general meaning simplified passages on a range of cultural
topics and pick out specific information from authentic Italian
4. Write with minimum errors in spelling and accentuation, whatever
he/she is able to say in Italian;
5. Speak with comprehensible pronunciation;
6. Control with relative ease: subject and object pronouns (separately),
present tense of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd conjugation verbs, plus essere and
avere, stare, andare, negation, articles, yes-no basic information
questions, adjectives, and the "passato prossimo".
7. Respond to frequently occurring situations in culturally appropriate
8. Complete "real world" tasks, such as producing ads, basic
phone conversations, peer interviews, or notes incorporating
appropriate Italian cultural components.
Topics and Scope
Lecture and Lab material:
1. Greetings and expressions of courtesy
2. Classroom vocabulary
4. City, vocabulary, places, directions and means of transport
5. Physical descriptions and adjectives of nationality
7. The family, the university, courses of study
8. Pastimes, sports and free time
9. Weather, the calendar, numbers
10. Food and drink vocabulary, money
11. Eating in a restaurant
13. Every day activities
14. Introduction to social, cultural and historical aspects of the
1. Nouns and articles
2. Adjectives, including possessives
3. Regular and commonly used irregular verbs in the present
5. The past participles
6. Direct and indirect objects
7. Conoscere and sapere
8. Reflexive verbs and reflexive reciprocals
10. Reading and interpreting common Italian publications
11. Grammatical terminology and identifying parts of speech
Assignments for Italian 1 may include:
1. Studying lesson(s) from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week).
2. Memorizing vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per
3. Completing exercises in textbook and workbook (averaging 10 exercises
4. Working in the language laboratory and writing reports (averaging
2 hours per week).
5. Completing exercises connected to the Web or a CD-Rom (averaging
20 minutes per week).
6. Reviewing for quizzes and tests (one hour per week).
7. Quizzes at least once a week, chapter tests and final.
8. Writing short compositions.
9. Oral participation, group activities, and projects.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 30%
|Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Short compositions||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Group activities, projects||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
|In-class oral participation||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Dictation and translation||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 10%
|Completion of semester's language lab hours||
PREGO by Lazzarino/Peccianti (textbook, workbook/lab manual), 6th ed.,
McGraw Hill, 2004.