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Italian language courses.

Italian 101

Explore the Italian language and culture and learn to speak the way natives do. This introductory course is geared towards beginners with little to no experience in the Italian language. Students will learn how to make polite exchanges; ask and answer basic questions; briefly describe people and things; talk about hobbies and pastimes; tell time and discuss schedules, dates, prices, and the weather; and express likes and dislikes. Textbook is not included in tuition. The price of the book includes the use of an online supersite for additional resources and practice (*purchasing this book from another vendor will incur an additional cost for the use of the supersite)


PLEASE NOTE: When purchasing your textbook you will be asked to set up an account with the Publisher. Once you have paid for the book and receive your access to the online supersite you will also be asked to create a second account for the online access. Details regarding technology support and customer service can be found on the publisher’s website.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Use greetings and expressions of courtesy
  • Introduce himself or herself
  • Spell names and words using the Italian alphabet
  • Understand rules governing language gender and number (masculine/feminine; singular/plural) as well as those governing the use of definite and indefinite articles
  • Ask and answer questions about what or where something is
  • Say or ask how many items there are
  • Make statements using negation
  • Conjugate and actively use the verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’ as well as regular –are and –ere
  • Verbs in the present tense
  • Describe people and things using common and/or cognate adjectives