The objective of the course is to create the conditions for students to begin, maintain and conclude short conversations, to easily understand simple routine exchanges, to make themselves understood and to exchange ideas and information on familiar topics, to describe experiences, to give reasons and to express opinions, projects and intentions.
The course will be based on different Italian texts and dialogues from the textbook, which will allow the students to develop their grammar and vocabulary skills. The lessons will be conduct in Italian. Frequent quizzes and conversations will be based on the studied texts. Learning Outcomes: The students will refresh the previous knowledge of regular and irregular verbs in the present tense and will master the past and future tenses. The students will be able to have a basic conversation based on daily routine activities. They will be able to say or express their ideas with a full command of adjectives, adverbs and prepositional phrases.
MAZZETTI A.-M. FALCINELLI-B. SERVADIO, “Qui Italia”, Corso elementare di lingua italiana per stranieri 1) Lingua e grammatica (Firenze, Nuova Edizione Le Monnier 2002). Other materials provided by the Professor.