Italian 1 is designed for beginning learners who wish to gain a practical knowledge of the Italian language and familiarize themselves with Italian culture. Learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate effectively in key social situations and while traveling. Emphasis is on reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Instructional videos and interactive online materials in the Canvas course platform introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening and reading skills. Participants should budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous materials in preparation for the live online conversation groups. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3-6 students in 30-minute weekly sessions. Participants should be available for the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials are available one week before the first live conversation class and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.
Want to know more about learning a language online? Read Dr. Julie Dahl's blog post about our online course format.
The required textbook is sold by many online vendors. Make sure to look for ISBN number 9789606931215. It is generally available on Amazon and at MEP Education.
Sections anticipated for summer 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Mondays, June 5–Aug. 28, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation July 3)
Mondays, June 5–Aug. 28, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation July 3)
Thursdays, June 22–Sept. 7, 9–10 a.m. CT
Sections anticipated for fall 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Wednesdays, Sept. 13–Dec. 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Nov.22)
Wednesdays, Sept. 13–Dec. 6, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Nov. 22)
Thursdays, Sept. 14–Dec. 7, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Nov. 23)