Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Elementary Italian I
Course: ITA101

First Term: 2011 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S


Description: Introduction to basic grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary of Italian. Development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Study of the Italian culture.



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate comprehension of written and oral passages that include biographical information, basic questions and descriptions, short narratives, brief dialogues, survival vocabulary, and current events. (I, II)
2. Compose written passages that include biographical information, basic questions and descriptions, short narratives, brief dialogues, survival vocabulary, and current events. (I, II)
3. Ask and answer oral questions to satisfy basic needs, express biographical information, provide short descriptions, and participate in very simple conversations. (I, II)
4. Identify cultural aspects of the target language. (III)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Vocabulary
   A. Interpersonal Communication
   B. Ordering in Italian Restaurants
   C. Shopping
   D. Geography and Travel
   E. Family
   F. Numbers
   G. Months and Days of the Week
   H.   Current Events
II. Grammar
   A. Pronunciation of Italian Alphabet
   B. Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives and Articles, and Agreements
   C. Conjunctions
   D. Idiomatic Expressions such as AVERE /FARE and SAPERE/CONOSCERE
   E. Verbs
      1. Infinitives
      2. Indicative Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs
      3. Indicative Passato Prossimo, Regular and Irregular Verbs
III. Culture
   A. Formal vs. Informal Communication
   B. Italian Art, Music, Television, and Cinema
   C. Songs and Proverbs
   D. Cultural Narratives
   E. Geography of Italy
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 5-26-2009

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