SRJC Course Outlines

8/7/2022 8:17:18 AMITAL 50A Course Outline as of Spring 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ITAL 50ATitle:  BEG ITAL CONVERS, PT 1  
Full Title:  Italian Conversation for Beginners - Part 1
Last Reviewed:9/23/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A beginning conversational Italian course designed to develop those listening and speaking skills needed at school, on the job, and in the community. Students participate in a variety of pronunciation, listening and conversational activities. An introduction to the core grammatical structures and vocabulary required for communication.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A beginning conversational Italian course designed to develop those listening and speaking skills needed at school, on the job, and in the community. Students participate in a variety of pronunciation, listening and conversational activities. An introduction to the core grammatical structures and vocabulary required for communication..
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Students will speak in Italian on everyday topics using clear pronunciation, appropriate intonation and vocabulary.
2.  Students will respond to oral statements and questions in Italian about everyday topics.
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 
1.  Use a variety of common Italian verbs, adjectives, and nouns in basic
      conversation.
2.  Use verbs in the present tense.
3.  Generate questions and phrases that are comprehensible to a native speaker
     of Italian.
4.  Correctly respond to instructions when given in Italian.
5.  Demonstrate emergence of accurate Italian phonetics and pronunciation.
6.  Identify and practice new vocabulary from context.
7.  Locate main ideas and key words in familiar spoken statements.
8.  Scan simple, printed text for specific information and main ideas.
9.  Discern differences between formal and informal contexts, and express appropriate
     courtesy.
10. Formulate statements in the present tense that describe self, common actions and
      preferences, future plans, daily activities, family, and surroundings.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Greetings and Expressions of Courtesy
II.  Mastering the Italian Alphabet and Sound System
III. Patterns and "Package Deals" (Nouns and Adjectives)
IV. Verbs
    A. The most common regular verbs and their "families" ( -are, -ere, and -ire)
    B. Essential irregular verbs: essere, avere, fare, stare, andare, preferire, volere, dovere
V. Vocabulary
    A. Related to describing people and things
    B. Numbers, time, and days/dates
    C. Clothing
    D. Places and directions
    E. Foods and eating
    F. Family and common activities
VI.   Oral Communication Strategies
VII.  Basic Foreign Language Learning Skills and Reading and Writing Strategies
VIII. Introduction to Italy: its Geography, Cultures, and Customs

Assignments:
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1. Weekly study of course textbook/website material (5 to 10 pages)
2. Weekly written and oral exercises from various sources, such as the textbook/website
     material, videos, handouts and/or instructor-produced materials (3 to 5 pages)
3. Recall and reproduction of introduced vocabulary and verb conjugations
4. Frequent viewing of video and listening to audio, with completion of accompanying exercises
5. Individual, pair and small group work, such as discussion, role-plays, conversations and drills
    that apply to real world situations
6. Weekly class performance, such as role-playing, dialogs, presentations on various topics
     in Italian
7. Weekly or biweekly quizzes; 1-3 exams
8. Group and individual performances role-plays, video response exercises, and/or cultural
    project/presentation

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 - 35%
Written homework, web-based and/or in class tasks, comprehension and expression exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 50%
Group and individual performances/ role-plays, video response exercises, and/or cultural project/presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Quizzes and exam(s)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Attendance, Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Nuovo Espresso 1. Nuova edizione. Ziglio, Luciana and Rizzo, Giovanna. Alma Edizioni. 2014 (classic)
Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1.  Nuova edizione. Marin, T. and Magnelli, S. Edizioni Edilingua. 2013 (classic)

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