Elementary Italian I
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Concurrent attendance in conversation classes.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewOpen to students with no previous training in Italian, the course aims at developing the communicative ability in order to satisfy a limited number of immediate needs necessary for survival in the target language culture, such as basic personal information, and a limited number of activities. Major emphasis is given to pronunciation, basic vocabulary and syntax, and to speaking ability and listening comprehension. The course also aims at building a grammatical foundation to develop further levels of proficiency, and introducing basic reading and writing. Cultural items explored during the semester include: Italian gestures, Italian cooking, the working world in Italy, youth and leisure time, and traveling.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations