Classroom: Hum 107
Time: T 12.45-1.45 pm Th. 12.45-1.45pm
Italiano 21ab Italiano22ab, BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide students
with a sound basis for communicating effectively and accurately in
Italian. Emphasis is on the fundamentals of speaking, reading, and
COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES :
Students will be able to demonstrate improved conversational skills
acquired in acquisition levels 1 & 2 with a greater variety of
vocabulary and structure and greater facility with idiomatic
expressions. Students work on functional oral communication.
Emphasis is placed on understanding and using the Italian language in
meaningful “real-life” situations and culture-based contexts.
STUDENTS WITH DISABLITY: If you
have a hidden or visible disability, which may require classroom or
test accommodations, please see me as soon as possible afterclass. If
you have not already done so, please call the Special Resource Center:
310 660 3295
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Attendance is mandatory and active class participation is expected.
TEXTBOOK: material (pdf and websites) will be uploaded on your ETUDES
HOMEWORK: Exercises will be assigned and collected regularly. Assignments turned in late will not be accepted for credit.
class participation, oral participation, homework will all count toward
your final grade, based on the following percentages:
Oral presentations/participation 30%
Homework/class presentations 20%
The grades will be according the following scale:
CLASS PARTICIPATION RUBRIC
The “A” Student comes to class and arrives on time with notes, paper,
and pen every day; initiates and maintains meaningful interaction
during class time; shows leadership in group activities; avoids using
English in discussions and group activities; makes an effort to ask
questions in Italian; is always prepared; attempts to use complete
sentences and elaborate on answers.
The “B” Student shows willingness to participate; cooperates fully in
discussions and group activities although may not necessarily be the
leader; answers readily when called upon; elaborates somewhat on
The “C” Student participates more passively than actively in class and
group activities; occasionally resorts to use of English; gives
slightly elaborated answers; is not always fully prepared for class
sometimes due to absences.
The “D” Student seldom participates; generally doesn’t cooperate in
activities (resorts frequently to English); has many errors and makes
little effort to correct him/herself; is often absent and tardy and/or
frequently not prepared when asked questions.
The “F” Student is unprepared and rarely participates in class
activities (sometimes due to excessive absences, chronic tardiness,
etc...); is not able to answer questions and almost never uses Italian.
Please be courteous to your classmates
and your instructor during the class time by deactivating all
electronic devices before entering the class
Please read the Standards of Conduct Policy at ECC
The ECC Code of Conduct (Board Policy 5500) can be read at http://www.elcamino.edu/administration/board/boarddocs/5500%20Standards%20of%20Student%20Conduct.pdf
Procedure 5520 dictates appropriate consequences for Academic Dishonesty: http://www.elcamino.edu/administration/board/AP5520StudentDisciplineDueProcessProceduresDecember212009%20docx.pdf