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    Italian I         Libri

    The Italian I curriculum introduces communication in the Italian language. Students learn the grammatical structures of the Italian language, as well as the culture, people and geography of Italy. This is accomplished through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Meaningful communication of the target language is achieved through use of the language and the accuracy of expression. To enhance student learning of the target language, students use a variety of technologies. e.g. podcasts, audio/visual materials and Italian realia internet exploration. 

    Marking Period Grading Scale:

     

                25% - Tests

                15%-  Quiz Grades

    25%- Formal Assessments

                15% - Informal Assessments

                10% - Classwork and Participation

                10% - Homework 

    Course pre-requisite: No previous knowledge of the language is required.

     

    Italian II  Incoraggiare  
     
     The Italian II curriculum continues to build upon the culture, grammar and vocabulary from Italian I. Students practice language skills acquired in Italian I with more advanced grammatical structures and with a higher degree of accuracy in both spoken and written work. Class participation in speaking, reading, writing and listening is a major component of the course, where students discuss their preferences concerning leisure activities and current events in written form or orally. Interaction with peers in the target language is emphasized; meaningful communication of the target language is achieved through the study of the Italian grammar and the accuracy of expression. In-depth concentration of the culture and regions of Italy is continued from Italian I, through the integration of a variety of technologies.
     

    Marking Period Grading Scale:

                25% - Tests

                15%-  Quiz Grades

    25%- Formal Assessments

                15% - Informal Assessments

                10% - Classwork and Participation

                10% - Homework 

     
     
    Course pre-requisite: Italian I

     

    Italian III Letteratura

    The Italian III course of study continues to build upon the grammar and vocabulary learned in Italian II. Students will continue to practice language skills acquired in levels I and II, and will learn more sophisticated grammatical structures. Greater use of the target language in classroom conversation and discussion is emphasized. This is accomplished through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. A higher degree of accuracy is expected in both the spoken and written work in Italian III. The culture of Italy and Italian customs and traditions are also discussed in greater depth and details.

     

    Marking Period Grading Scale:

                25% - Tests

                15%-  Quiz Grades

    25%- Formal Assessments

                15% - Informal Assessments

                10% - Classwork and Participation

                10% - Homework 

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Course pre-requisite: Italian II 
     
    Italian IV Arte

    The Italian IV course is designed to build upon the skills already acquired in Italian I, II, and III. At this level, students are asked to communicate using more complex language. Students will beging to understand and convey information about art, history, current affairs and civilization with an emphasis on significant people and events in these areas. Students will continue to use and understand connected sentences and short paragraphs when speaking, reading and writing. In addition, students will continue to develop cross-cultural appreciation by learning the values and products of the Italian culture.  

     

    Marking Period Grading Scale:

                25% - Tests

                15%-  Quiz Grades

    25%-  Formal Assessments

                15% - Informal Assessments

                10% - Classwork and Participation

                10% - Homework 

     

    Course pre-requisite: Passing grade of C (73 or above) or better required in levels of Italian I through III.
    Co-requisite: Approval of instructor