Beginning Italian (for Harvard students only)
Class time: tbc
The course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Italian and it aims at developing basic oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing. The course primarily focuses on communication within everyday practical situations that students might encounter outside the classroom during their stay in Venice. Upon completion of this course students can continue with Italian Ab at Harvard.
Branciforte S., Grassi A. (2009), Parliamo Italiano!, Houghton Mifflin (sixth edition), units 1-6.
Participation 15 %
Mini Compositions 15 %
Oral pres. 15 %
Midterm 25 %
Final Examination 30 %
Policies and Procedures
Students must attend all lessons, any absence must be registered by the CFHSS office (email firstname.lastname@example.org ). Chronic lateness and unexcused absences will affect your final grade.
Preparation: grammar, vocabulary and language expressions are to be studied following the syllabus. The instructor will assign grammar and vocabulary exercises as homework, which will have to be prepared prior to class meetings.
Italian outside the classroom: (in substitution to the online activities at Harvard) each week students will be asked to carry out an outside-the-classroom task (collection of authentic materials, observation of places, people and behaviours, short interviews, etc.). These tasks will be useful either to practice the contents that will have been discussed in class or to introduce new topics in the following class. These tasks are to be performed outside of the course schedule and they will affect your final grade.
Office location, contact information, tutorial time:
To be communicated in class.