Beginning Italian

Instructor: Lorenzon

This class is for students who have already taken the Basic Italian class or its equivalent, or have instructor approval. If you have no experience with Italian, please register for Basic Italian in the Winter quarter. This course focuses on developing conversation skills at a beginner level, for students who already have a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of the language.

You will continue to improve your listening and speaking skills. You’ll actively engage and work with peers, and learn to communicate in various everyday situations using the most common vocabulary and language structures.

We will cover some of the following situations: enjoying free time, communicating at a hotel, traveling around Italy, Italian food, talking about everyday life, and family. We’ll also explore some of the following grammar aspects: present tense of regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, prepositions, cardinal and ordinal numbers, direct and indirect pronouns, and past tense of the verb (passato prossimo).

Prerequisite(s): Having attended Basic Italian or a previous basic knowledge of Italian (pronunciation, articles, subject pronouns, nouns and basic verbs in the present tense). Note(s): Students will receive a Zoom invitation link before the first class.

All classes are utilizing distance learning via the internet on Zoom. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person classroom instruction is not available. When on-campus instruction becomes available and is safe for students and teachers, we will modify accordingly.
Textbook Required: See book list Instructor Bio: Born and raised in North Eastern Italy, Francesca Lorenzon completed her studies at the University of Trieste earning a Master’s Degree with Honors in Modern Languages and Literature. In 2011, she moved to California and discovered her passion for teaching Italian language and culture. She loves to read, cook and travel.
  • Date(s): 2/3-3/10, 4/14-5/19
  • Day(s): Wednesday
  • Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Sessions: 6 classes
  • Fees: $85
  • Register By: Winter-January 29 Spring-April 12
  • Course Code: L992100

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