Intensive Italian For Six Credits (Intermediate I)
Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence
Area of Study
High Beginning, Intermediate
*6 credits: Students will progress from Intermediate I to Intermediate II. One semester of Italian language or equivalent is required. Mandatory Placement Test
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units9
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe intensive six-credit Italian course gives students the opportunity to experience total immersion in the language. Students will develop the four cornerstones of foreign language study, comprehension, readings, writing, and, above all, speaking. All lessons will be taught in Italian.
Students will begin the course with a comprehensive Florentine cultural and practical orientation, including site visits and walking tours. This class meets Monday to Thursday for three hours per session; in addition there is a Monday lecture and Tuesday film series as well as mandated hours in the language lab. Students will have a one-time cooking and language lab and dinner together. The course concludes with a week of in depth review and final exam in week 12 of the semester. The intermediate levels help students to master more complex grammatical structures and to enrich their vocabulary with the use of contemporary material such as newspapers and videos. In addition, students will compose short written essays.
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