Course Description

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.

Course Details

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.
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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Jan 12, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $295.00
Reading List / Textbook

L'italiano all'universita 1 (for English Speakers): Book & Audio CD by Matteo La Grassa; ISBN-13: 978-9606931246, Edizioni Edilingua. 

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

One-year access to the digital edition of the book can be purchased at https://shopusa.blinklearning.com/en/planescolar23-16103/36173-Litalianoalluniversit1-Librodellostudente.html?search_query=italian&results=28.

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 your 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 who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

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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