Course Description

A continuation of Italian 4, this course builds language abilities to a higher level of fluency. Starting with a full review of Italian grammar, develop your communicative skills (listening, speaking, writing and reading) and cultural awareness using authentic materials. This class is conducted in Italian.


Course Details

By successful completion of this course, successful students will develop skills in:

  • Listening: Grasp the meaning of and respond to increasingly complex conversations and audio material related to the thematic and linguistic content of the course.
  • Speaking: Express ideas using vocabulary related to authentic and non-stereotypical situations (culture/geography/history/literature/art/ music/science/historical events/the modern Italian and Canadian-Italian topics and contributions).
  • Reading: Respond to readings of authentic material (textbook excerpts/short newspaper articles and short literature excerpts).
  • Writing: Grasp the meaning and respond to increasingly complex literature/newspaper readings. Compose messages and daily journal reflections in Italian. Create your own stories/poems in Italian.
  • Culture: Increase awareness of cultural features of Italy and share in discussion that explores divergence and convergence between the Italian and Canadian cultures. Present on a topic of cultural interest.


ITA 104 Italian 4 or equivalent. 

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6:30PM to 9:00PM
Jan 16, 2020 to Apr 02, 2020
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $325.00
Reading List / Textbook

L'Italiano All'Università 2: Corso di lingua per studenti stranieri B1-B2 by Matteo La Grassa, Marcella Delitala and Fiorenza Quercioli. Roma: Edilingua, 2013. ISBN-13 9789606930690. 

Available for purchase at U of C Bookstore.  Visit calgarybookstore.ca or call (403) 220-5937.

Section Notes

Many of our in-class courses use Desire2Learning (D2L), an online learning environment. The instructor may post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class.

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