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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.
You will practice speaking in weekly 30-minute online sessions led by an experienced instructor, with a maximum of 3-6 other participants. In order to get to know all of your classmates, your conversation time will vary between the first or second 30-minute time slot of the hour you registered for. You should be available for either.
The live online sessions begin one week after the scheduled course start date to allow time to work through the first unit of learning material in preparation for the live conversation practice.
Online course materials introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening, and reading skills through videos, audio, and interactive exercises. Budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous content.
Course materials become available online on the scheduled course start date 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 spring 2024 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Wednesdays, Jan. 24–April 10, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 27)
Wednesdays, Jan. 24–April 10, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 27)
Tuesdays, Feb. 13–April 30, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 26)