Italian (Italiano)

  • Teacher: Cecilia Lancia


    Italian I

    This course will provide the basic skills of the language. The four areas of proficiency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be included, with special emphasis on listening and speaking. Information regarding the life, customs, and culture of the people will be included.

    Italian II

    This course continues to build upon the knowledge gained in Italian I. Vocabulary is practiced contextually in oral and written form. An intensive study of grammar is emphasized, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing multiple verb forms. Further study of culture is included.

    Italian III (H) (Fall, 2 periods)

    This course emphasizes aural--oral skills through reading, writing, and conversation. A continuation of the study of grammar as well as cultural and historical contributions aid the student’s development of increased competency in the language and in cultural knowledge of the Italian people.

    Italian IV (H) (Spring, 2 periods)

    This course emphasizes advanced listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through authentic texts and in-depth grammar study. Discussions, debates, conversations and further study of culture continues through authentic readings, film, and music.

    AP Italian Language and Culture

    This course and exam provide instruction and assessment in both language proficiency and a cultural understanding within the framework articulated in the Standards for Foreign Language learning in the 21st century. Students refine their speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills within a cultural frame of reference reflective of the richness of Italian language and culture through the use of authentic resources such as films, literature, audio recordings, the Internet, newspapers, and magazines.