Student guide International Program A.Y. 2008/09

Italian Level 1
Aim of the course
This course is for all beginners who have had no previous exposure to Italian.
During each lesson the students will be given progressive course material for
use in class and for homework.
The lessons will be given in Italian, and only if necessary will the teacher give
explanations in English.
The lessons will be based on a communicative approach and on everyday situations; the basic patterns and structures of the language will be pointed out, so that the students can acquire a basic knowledge and mastery of Italian.
- Simple present of the auxiliary verbs be and have, of regular and irregular verbs
- Personal pronouns subject
- Nouns and adjectives ending with -o/a
- Nouns and adjectives ending with -e
- Determinate and indeterminate articles
- Possessive adjectives and pronouns
- Cardinal numbers and ordinals
- Present perfect of auxiliary verbs be and have, of regular and irregular verbs
- Personal pronouns object
- Pronoun "ne"
- Indicative Future of regular and irregular verbs
- Regular and irregulars Comparative and Superlative
- Alphabet
- Countries, nationalities
- Time, weekdays, months, seasons, part of the day
- Meals
- Human body and description of persons, clothes
- Family
- House, shops

Communicative functions
- How to introduce oneself
- How to introduce other people
- How to greet
- How to make and to accept or refuse an invitation
- How to ask time and thank
- How to ask for permission to enter
- How to express joy and disappointment
- Likes and dislikes
- At the shop
- How to ask and offer help
- How to make plans in the future
Reading list
Italiamania, Livello Elementare, Mondadori
Further material provided by teacher