Italian 2


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Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Improve your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach that incorporates listening, speaking, reading and writing. Textbook required. Prerequisite: Italian 1.

Course format

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 fall 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):


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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 35
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 3.5

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Contact Christopher Moore at christopher.moore@wisc.edu or 608-262-7389

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Meet your instructor

Sara Paris

(Ph.D. candidate, UW-Madison) Originally from Italy, she has taught beginning through advanced Italian language courses for several years for the Italian department at UW-Madison and outside the academic setting. She is enthusiastic about working with adult learners since they bring different perspectives to class. She is inspired by their self-motivation, especially their curiosity about Italian culture and history.