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 the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials available one week before 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.
Textbook purchase required Italian Textbook.
Sections available for fall 2021
See upcoming dates for more details.
Wednesday, Sept. 1–Nov. 17, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT
Wednesdays, Sept. 1–Nov. 17, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT
Mondays, Sept. 6–Nov. 22, 6–7 p.m. CT
Mondays, Sept. 6–Nov. 22, 7:15–8:15 p.m. CT