101- Fall 2011- TR: 9:35-10:55 Campus Center 211 Joseph Alessia: Tel. –2465; email: alessia Office Hours: F (12:30:00pm – 1:30:00pm) and by appointment Campus Center 251 REQUIRED TEXTS: G. Lazzarino et al. In Giro per l’Italia New York: McGraw Hill, 2002 Andrea Dini. Workbook. New York: McGraw Hill, 2002 COURSE OBJECTIVES. To learn Italian as a communicative skill and to achieve optimum proficiency in the language. In addition to speaking. the course is designed to develop the ability to read, write and understand the language. LEARNING ITALIAN. Class time will be devoted to various types of functional exercises from the main text, to conversation, interaction, and other classroom activities designed to stimulate communication. To learn the language and to achieve a good grade, you need to come to class prepared. If you have questions or need help, don’t hesitate to see the instructor. ATTENDANCE. Class attendance is required and daily participation is essential in view of the course objectives explained above. In fact, 10% of your final grade is based on your oral work in class. You are allowed three absences during the semester for minor illnesses and other problems; after that, each absence will lower your class work by 1 point. Justified absences for health reasons will not count against you provided you bring an infirmary slip signed by the attending physician. EXAMS. You will have two one-hour exams and a final (2 hours) which will test writing skills and reading comprehension. FINAL GRADE. The point distribution used in determining you final grade will be as follows: Class work: 10% Workbook exercises: 15% Written exams: 40% Final written: 35% A AB+ 92-100 90-92 88-89 C CD+ 72-77 70-71 68-69

habitual lateness will lower your grade for class participation. 1. speaking. INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY STATEMENT. The vocabulary may come at the end. Any form of intellectual dishonesty is a serious concern and therefore prohibeted. it is essential that you memorize at least the most common vocabulary found at the end of each unit. The full policy can be found at: http://www. they will be corrected. and listening practice are available to you listening to the CD-ROM packaged with the textbook. The exercises are to be handed in to the instructor at the end of each chapter. three years of language instruction in high school are equivalent to one year at Oswego State University and at other four-year colleges across the country. forgetting that they are taking a college course. Please refer to the attached list of weekly assignments. TWO FINAL NOTES. As indicated in the syllabus. Please note the Workbook assignments will not be accepted after the date indicated in the syllabus or by your instructor. which offers several useful features linked to the text. The material covered in this course has remained the same over the years and it is comparable to other language courses in the Department. WORKBOOK. ADDITIONAL PRACTICE Pronunciation. 2. No food or beverages are allowed in the classroom. SUNY Oswego is committed to Intellectual Integrity. generally speaking. you are not required to do the oral Since the objective of the course is to use Italian from the start.B BC+ 82-87 80-81 78-79 D DE 62-67 60-61 59 and below PACE OF THE COURSE. VOCABULARY. There is also a Website. but it is one of the most important sections of each lesson. If you have a disabling condition which may interfere with your ability to successfully complete this course. WEEK 1 Agosto 30 Settembre Introduction . The workbook contains various forms of exercises designed to reinforce the material you are learning. graded. You are urged to come to class on time. Please keep in mind that.oswego. please contact the office of Disability Services. and handed back to you. STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. Some students expect the same pace of instruction they followed in high school.

3. Workbook: Cap. L’universita` Cap. pp. stare.4: pp. Nomi: genere e numero. Verbi in -ere –ire. Cultura: In Trentino-Alto Adige. articolo determinativo e l’aggettivo bello. pp. alfabeto. WEEK 4 20-22 Cap. questo e quello. volere. andare. pp. uscire. dare.16-26 – Una citta` italiana. Cultura: Le regioni d’Italia Cap. 2 due WEEK 9 25-27 . 27-32 – Espressioni idiomatiche con avere. Presente di essere. pp. 64-73 – Aggettivi possessivi. articolo indeterminativo e buono. 42-51. presente di avere e pronomi soggetto. fare Cultura: La famiglia. dovere. 1 due Cap. suoni. possessivi con termini di parentela. 78-85. Venire. dire. numeri. pp. 1-2 Workbook: cap. Presente dei verbi in –are.stagioni. 2. 2.1.1 WEEK 2 6-8 WEEK 3 13-15 Capitolo Preliminare: 2-5 Capitolo preliminare: 6-15. 55-62. Cap. 3. 3 due Cap. pp. Cultura: Le citta` d’Italia Rosh Hashanah (No Classes) WEEk 5 27 29 WEEK 6 Ottobre 4 6 WEEK 7 11-13 WEEK 8 19-20 Cap. 1. I passatempi. 36-41 – Aggettivi.Saluti ed espressioni di cortesia. potere. Cultura: In Umbria Workbook: Cap. mesi Cap. calendario. Ripasso Written Exam: Capitolo preliminare.

B). p. Cultura: In Campania Workbook: Cap. p. 4 due 23-27 WEEK 14 29 Dicembre 1 6-8 Final Exam: December 15 – 8:00 am – 10:00am Campus Center 211 Do the following exercises Chapter 1: p. 41 (A p. 123-132 – Pronomi di oggetto indiretto. p. 6: pp. 25 (B). Cultura: In Valle D’Aosta WEEK 11 8 10 WEEK 12 15-17 WEEK 13 22 Cap. 15-16 (B) Chapter 2: p. pp. 19 (A). 38 (E) p. 24 (D. 4: pp. pp. F. p. 23 (C). 35 (A. p. 31 (A). p. 40 (C). G). p. accordo departicipio passato nel passato prossimo. 5 due Thanksgiving Recess Cap. 87-97 – Pronomi di oggetto diretto. 111-121. B). 10 (C. p. 36 (A. D). Piacere. Interrogativi Cultura: Pasti Ripasso Ripasso Written Exam: Cap. p.WEEK 10 Novembre 1-3 Cap. D. 42 (A) . C). 100-110 – Preposizioni articolate. p. 7(A). p. 11 (B. p. l’ora. p. B). 3-4 Workbook: cap. 27(C Chapter 3: p. 37 (C. conoscere e Sapere.Passato prossimo con essere. passato prossimo con avere Cap. 5: pp. E. 26 (E). 5: pp. 21 (D). 13-14 (C. E).

p. 51 (A). p. p. p. 52 (B). p. pp. 65 (A. p. pp. 83 (A. 47-48 (A). 53 (D). 71 (D. B) Chapter 6: p. p. C). p. 69 (C). B . 56 (A). B) p. p.Chapter 4: pp. 79-80 (A). 77 (C). p. 81 (B. p. D). A). C). p. 78 (A). 76 (A). p. p. 54 (A. p. 70 (A. 68 (F. 57 (A) Chapter 5: p. G. 72 (A. B). C). 63 (A). 49-50 (B. B). p. 66 (C.

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