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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "IT 102"
COURSE NAME: "Introductory Italian II"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session II 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Rosa Napoli
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MTWTH 11:10-1:00 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS:
PREREQUISITES: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit, except for Summer sessions, when it carries 3 semester hours of credit. Prerequisite: Placement or IT 101
OFFICE HOURS: 10am-11a. by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A continuation of IT101. This course aims at developing and reinforcing the language skills acquired in Introductory Italian I, while placing special emphasis on oral communication. Note: This course carries 4 semester hours of credit during the Fall and Spring terms, 3 hours in Summer.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

Upon completing this course, students will possess the ability to:

    * understand written and spoken Italian, through the knowledge of simple structures. Situations will be varied, but general and such as to require an interchange of every day information and routine tasks.

    * participate in simple, direct conversations on generally predictable topics related to daily activities and personal environment.

    * satisfy simple personal needs and social demands to survive in the target language culture

    * comprehend the general meaning and some details of texts on familiar topics

    * produce brief texts on topics of personal interests and social needs, primarily in the present, past, future, conditional and imperative.



This course is solely conducted in Italian.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 Listening

· In-class listening activities: Students will listen to the instructor and to recorded texts the duration of which will be at least 250 words. Students will have to answer (orally and in writing) an increasing number of questions that test their comprehension of what they have heard.

Speaking

· In-class oral activities and exams: Students will be examined singularly and in pairs. The type of tests will be: conversation between two students, monologues, role playing. The multiplicity of situations and the request to express personal opinions will increase from elementary level to advanced level. Conversations, monologues and role playing will be elicited by visual stimuli, texts, or questions from the instructor.

Reading

· In-class activities and exams: Students will have to read an increasing number of texts of increasing length, complexity and of different genres. They will have to answer in writing several questions that test their comprehension of what they have read.

Writing

· Homework assignments and exams: Students will have to answer written questions and produce written texts of increasing length, formality and complexity on topics of every day life.

 

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
NEW ITALIAN ESPRESSOGruppo Italia IdeaAlma Edizioni9788861823549  
New Italian Espresso - Workbook Gruppo ItaliaideaAlma Edizioni9788861825123  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
2 TestsTests are divided in 4 parts: Listening; Grammar and Vocabulary in context; reading comprehension; composition.30%
2 Presentations3 minute Power - Point presentation in Italian without reading on a given topic20%
Final ExamThe Final exam is divided in 4 parts: Listening; Grammar and Vocabulary in context; Reading comprehension: Composition.30%
Participation and HomeworkStudents are expected to come prepared to class and participate in all activities. Active participation is crucial, since the learning process requires considerable practice.20%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Students are expected to come prepared to class and participate in all activities. Active participation is crucial, since the learning process requires considerable practice. Regular attendance is an essential component of class participation. Students are allowed three  absences. The final grade will be lowered by 2 points for each additional absence.

Make sure your travel plans do not interfere with the class schedule.

If you should miss a class, please contact another student to find out what was covered that day so that you will be prepared for the next class.

DURING CLASS, PLEASE DO NOT:

- leave the room as it is distracting to the professor and to your classmates;

- answer your cell phone, read or send text messages;

- use your computer for anything not related to the class (e.g. Facebook)

-is not allowed to use your cell phone during Test and exames

MAKE-UPS

The Final Exam can only be made up with approval from the Dean of Academic Affairs (Please see the John Cabot University Catalog and Student Handbook).

FLRC

The JCU Foreign Language Resource Center offers tutoring sessions free of charge. The FLRC is located at the Tiber Campus on the first floor. To schedule an appointment with a tutor (or a writing coach for upper-level courses), please use the online booking system.

How to get the most out of your tutoring session:

  • Come early in the semester. You will benefit more from tutoring if you come when you first begin having problems. 
  • Come prepared. Bring your textbook, notes, and review sheets with you. 
  • Attend classes regularly. Tutoring is designed to supplement class instruction, not to replace it. refer to the university catalog for the attendance and absence policy.




ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1    JULY8/11

Revision of the units 1//6 of the textbook

Videocorso 1/6

Unit 7 

Past tense :passato prossimo

Forms and Agreement of the past participle

Irregular past participles

Verbs taking essere as an auxiliary

Videocorso 7 Cos'hai fatto tutto il giorno?


WEEK 2    JULY15/18

Unit 8 

Possessive adjectives

Prepositions

Videocorso 8 :L'agenda di Laura

Unit 9 

Past tense of Reflexive Verbs

Videocorso 9 :La famiglia della sposa

TEST  1



WEEK 3    JULY 22/25

Unit 10

Direct pronouns forms and positions

Partitive use of preposition di

Ne

Indefinite adjectives

Videocorso 10:Il panino perfetto

Unit 11

Future tense

Direct and indirect pronouns:forms and position

Present Conditional (regular and irregular forms )

Videocorso 11:Come mi sta?


WEEK 4 JULY 29/1

Unit 12

Past Tense : Imperfetto

Passato prossimo vs Imperfetto

Videocorso 12:Da bambina abitavo qui

Unit 13

Revision of comparatives

Superlativo relativo e assoluto

Videocorso 13 :Una serata tra amici

Unit 14

Ordinal numbers

Progressive forms of stare + gerundio

Videocorso 14 :Una vita poco sana

TEST  2



WEEK 5 AUGUST 5/9

Unit 15

Imperativo

Position od direct and indirect pronouns with Imperativo

Videocorso 15 : Conoscere le lingue

ORAL PRESENTATION (TBD)

FINAL EXAM (TBD)