This course is an introduction to the Italian language, the country of Italy, its customs and culture, and the customs and culture of Italian-American communities from which you come or with which you are acquainted. You will learn how to use the most common expressions and more complex grammatical structures that will enhance your social life. Each of these six lessons will comprehend oral and written exercises, dialogical inter-actions, readings and easy conversations. Audio Cd and/or videos, Italian music and language games will be utilized for comprehension drills and cultural lessons.
Required: "Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide", 2nd Edition by Edoardo Lebano, ISBN #978-0471359616.
Course meets on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., July 10 through Aug. 28