Whether you want to prepare for an exciting trip or deepen your appreciation of a fantastic culture, Italian is the language to learn. Fun and expressive, this is a language where people really do talk with their hands—dozens of gestures have clear-cut meanings—but it is also the language of great literature going back to Dante. If you take this introductory course, you will see that Italian is enjoyable, illuminating, and beautiful, a system of communication worth studying. Beginners will learn basic Italian communication skills in an interactive and engaging classroom environment. With a strong foundation in the present tense, you will learn to express preferences, ask questions, make greetings and introductions, tell time, and discuss leisure activities.
Course Number: LTIT-40000
Credit: 3 units
W, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Room 142, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla
Class Type: In-class—traditional classroom instruction
Instructor: Silvia Metzger, M.A. (University of Genoa, Italy), A native Italian speaker, experienced instructor, and Italian Cultural Center of San Diego board member.
Textbooks: Required Books
Oggi in Italia, 9th Edition, Volume I (9th Edition) by Merlonghi, Merlonghi, Tursi, O'Connor
Oggi In Italia Student Activities Manual Audio CD Program (9th Edition) by Merlonghi, Merlonghi, Tursi, O'Connor
Oggi In Italia Student Activities Manual (9th Edition) by Merlonghi, Merlonghi, Tursi, O'Connor
You may purchase textbooks via the UCSD Bookstore.
No refunds after 10/18/14.
Early Enrollment Discount: $270.00 ($295.00 if enrolled after 09/18/14).