Intro to Italian
Gain an understanding of the Italian language and culture in this intro course. Focus on essential words and phrases that serve as a guide toward understanding Italians. There is more to a culture than its language, food, customs and general lifestyle; there is ingrained thinking that influences everyday life. Learn linguistic, historical, political and cultural knowledge.
“Learn Italian Fast and Fun,” Fourth Edition, by Marcel Danesi & Heywood Wald
*CD not required
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Develop a deeper understanding of the traditions and culture in Italy.
- Participate in simple conversations about everyday topics (e.g., weather, meeting new people, school, shopping, etc.).
- Demonstrate and practice basic vocabulary.
- Gain confidence in speaking and reading in Italian.
"I learned a lot more than I thought I would about Italy… not just the language. The instructor provided us with extremely valuable information that will make our first (and hopefully not last) trip to Italy a memorable one." — Mary Beth