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 and respond to increasingly complex conversations and audio material related to the thematic and linguistic content of the course.
  • Speaking: Express ideas in the present, past and future tenses, using vocabulary related to authentic and non-stereotypical cultural situations.
  • Reading: Read and respond to authentic and edited material (textbook readings/short newspaper articles and short literature excerpts).
  • Writing: Grasp the meaning and respond to increasingly complex literature/newspaper readings. In Italian, compose messages, daily journal reflections and a variety of other texts in the present, in the past and in the future.
  • 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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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Sep 21, 2022 to Dec 07, 2022
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Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $345.00
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. 

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registering on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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