Learn basic vocabulary, key phrases and introductory grammar as tools for basic interactional competence (oral and written). This course provides the appropriate foundation for progressing to higher levels.
Upon successful completion of this Italian course, students will be able to:
- Listening: Understand the gist of simple conversations and audio material related to the thematic and linguistic content of the course.
- Speaking: Ask/answer simple questions and express simple ideas using limited vocabulary (introduce oneself and others, talk about everyday life activities, likes and dislikes, plans and family).
- Reading: Get the gist of simple reading material (short paragraphs, advertisements, schedules, brochures…).
- Writing: Write short, simple paragraphs in the present tense, such as messages and letters, to give information about self and others, everyday life activities and plans.
- Culture: Become aware of basic features of Italy such as history, such as geography, the arts, cultural traditions and distinguishing regional features. Italy from a Canadian perspective.