Intermediate Italian I

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ITL 201

       Course Name: Intermediate Italian I

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

ITL 102 or consent of instructor.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course continues development of basic skills. Content includes general review and expansion of beginning grammar, along with conversation, vocabulary development, readings and writing exercises, with focus on life in modern Italy.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. To actively communicate in Italian, making spontaneous use of structures and vocabulary studied.
  2. To demonstrate an appreciation of contemporary Italian culture through written and aural class work.
  3. To demonstrate spoken Italian in everyday contexts through responding to complex questions.
  4. To illustrate reading comprehension through answering relevant questions on short literary passages.
  5. To use elements of intermediate grammar through listening, spoken, and written exercises.
  6. To write complex sentences within the context of what has been studied.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

WeekChapterTopicExam
1-3 6 Grammar
Passato prossimo VS imperfetto
Vocabulary
Review of body parts + health vocab
Conversational Topics
Describe your vacation, your past, and your health habits
4-6 6, 7 Grammar
Introducation to trapassato prissimo
CI /NE
Future tense: forms and use
Vocabulary
Home and apartment + forniture
Conversational Topics
Describe your home and Talk about your plan for the future
7-9 7 Grammar
Double objects pronouns
Informal imperative
Vocabulary
cleaning habits
Conversational Topics
Give commands, suggestion, advise
Midterm
10-11 8 Grammar
Comparative + superlatives
Vocabulary
transportation
Conversational Topics
Describe your vacation, the transportation you take, compare situation, people and events
12-14 8, 9 Grammar
Conditional and conditional use of “dovere-potere-volere
Negative expressions
Vocabulary
Your life in town and your vacation
Italian Cities descriptions and open markets
Conversational Topics
Describe your town, your shopping, your wishes and like/dislikes using conditional
15-16 8, 9 Grammar
Past conditional
negation
Vocabulary
Transportation you hate regrets
Conversational Topics
Talk about what you would like to do in your free time/vacation/future, and your regrets and hopes/wishes using conditional, past and present
Final Exam

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Methods of presentation will include a step-by-step process using and building on previously acquired skills.  A text will be required and exams will be given after the mastery of each lesson (chapter).  There will also be films and class discussions using the Italian language after appropriate grammar and vocabulary have been mastered.


Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught face-to-face, hybrid or online course.    

  1. Attend class regularly.
  2. Do assigned preparation in time for class: the students will read the text's explanations in order to be prepared for the drills and exercises included in each of the topic units detailed in section VI.
  3. Accompanying listening and written exercises in the online and workbook lab manual must be submitted to the instructor on the date specified by the instructor.
  4. Take the quizzes and the exams.  They will include a mix of listening, reading, writing, and speaking elements.

The Oakton Community College catalog states: Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or employment practices.  
In keeping with this policy of tolerance and non-discrimination, in this class all of us (the instructor included) should strive to:

  • Listen and give careful consideration to all ideas expressed in class, especially those that are different from our own, without attacking or demeaning the people who have those views, and
  • Avoid using insulting terms or telling offensive jokes when talking to or about individuals or groups.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton’s Schedule of Classes.

  1. Sentieri (Textbook W/Bind-in Supersite Passcode), Latest Edition, by Julia M. Cozarelli, Publisher: Vista Higher Learning.
  2. Sentieri (W/Bind in Web-Sam Online Workbook), Latest Edition, by Cozzarelli, Publisher: Vista Higher Learning.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

  1. Attend class regularly.
  2. Do assigned preparation in time for class: the students will read the text's explanations in order to be prepared for the drills and exercises included in each of the topic units detailed in section VI.
  3. Accompanying listening and written exercises in the online and workbook lab manual must be submitted to the instructor on the date specified in the syllabus.
  4. Take the quizzes and the exams.  They will include a mix of listening, reading, writing, and speaking elements.
  5. The Oakton Community College catalog states: Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or employment practices. 

In keeping with this policy of tolerance and non-discrimination, in this class all of us (myself included) should strive to:

  • Listen and give careful consideration to all ideas expressed in class, especially those that are different from our own, without attacking or demeaning the people who have those views, and
  • Avoid using insulting terms or telling offensive jokes when talking to or about individuals or groups.
A. Essays 15 %
B. Exams 40 %
C. Lab Assignments 25 %
D. Cultural Presentation 5 %
E. Quizzes 15 %
100 %

Grading Scale:

            90% - 100% = A // 80% - 89% = B // 70% - 79% = C // 60% - 69% = D // below 60% = F.

Workbook or electronic assignments must be done by students outside of the classroom in order to practice the course content.  These assignments will count as 25% of the course final grade.  Students need to have at least a D (60%) in this section in order to pass this course.

In this course at least one speaking exam is required.

XI.   Other Course Information

In this section, each instructor should specify policies on attendance, make-up exams, and late assignments.

Heritage speakers may not take this class.

Oakton has two Language Labs to support your language study. The Language Labs offer the perfect atmosphere for doing your lab homework, meeting with a language tutor, attending a conversation group, or working on a computer. You can find a variety of language specific resources and equipment: language reference books and other supplementary language materials, headphones with microphones, keyboard covers for typing in another language, and more. Language Lab personnel are always available to help students working individually. Visit one of the Language Labs today:

Des Plaines, Room 2446, 847.635.1612
Ray Hartstein (Skokie) Campus, Room C132, 847.635.1493
languagelab@oakton.edu
http://www.oakton.edu/acad/dept/mld/languagelab.htm



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Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.