Elementary Italian


Learn Italian online through our first-year college-level course to develop linguistic fluency and gain proficiency in all four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as cultural competence.


What you can learn.

  • Use oral activities to interact in Italian
  • Use vocabulary associated with daily student life
  • Construct grammatically correct statements
  • Restate information in listening activity sections
  • Demonstrate use of acceptable pronunciation
  • Use verbs correctly

About this course:

This course begins a sequence of three courses (XL 1, XL 2, XL 3) covering first year college-level Italian. Fundamental communication skills are introduced, including grammar and pronunciation. Instruction develops a basic conversational vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions. Contemporary Italian language and culture are covered using a wide variety of interactive exercises and authentic materials. The present and past tense of regular and irregular verbs and the present progressive are emphasized. Conducted entirely in Italian, although no previous knowledge of Italian is required. Transferable for UC credit. 

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