Each Italian course not only develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of contemporary spoken Italian; but also teaches students about Italy's rich cultural story. Teacher-made materials utilizing pictures (of Italy), music and film are used throughout each course to enhance learning and cultural knowledge. Communication skills in Italian are developed through theme based vocabulary while also learning important grammatical points.
The course text Oggi in Italia is used throughout the first three semesters. We also use the workbook for exercise practice and laboratory work as we develop your listening and production skills. In the classroom work is done in pairs and groups as you work on specific communicative tasks such as asking for directions, ordering from a menu, talking about your family, describing an imaginary vacation, etc.