Italian

Yale-NUS offers various courses in the Italian Programme. These courses are taught via teleconference from Yale University and follow the Yale academic calendar. For specific questions about the courses, please contact the relevant faculty or Eduardo Lage-Otero.

Faculty

Courses

For a list of courses taught this coming semester, please visit the OurCORS website. For a complete list of courses, see below.

YIL1201I Directed Language Study: Beginning Italian 1

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): None

Beginning Italian 1 is designed to help students develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Italian as well as to expand their cultural competency. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in just one semester, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which will be developed and reinforced in subsequent modules. The course will be conducted in Italian via teleconference from Yale.

Textbook:

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Parliamo Italiano, 5th Edition Suzanne Branciforte, Elvira Di Fabio, Gina M. Miele Wiley 978-1-119-13994-2

YIL1202I Directed Language Study: Beginning Italian 2

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): YIL1201I Directed Language Study: Beginning Italian 1 or with permission of the Language Coordinator

Beginning Italian 2 is a continuation of Beginning Italian 1 and builds upon what students learned in their first semester. It is designed to help students expand their basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Italian as well as to deepen their cultural competency. Stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which will be developed and reinforced in subsequent modules. The course will be conducted in Italian via teleconference from Yale.

Textbook:

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Parliamo Italiano, 5th Edition Suzanne Branciforte, Elvira Di Fabio, Gina M. Miele Wiley 978-1-119-13994-2
Andreuccio Da Perugia: Novella dal Decamerone Giovanni Boccaccio Klett Verlag 978-3125656109

YIL2201I Directed Language Study: Intermediate Italian 1

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): YIL1202I Directed Language Study: Beginning Italian 2, or or with permission of the Language Coordinator

Intermediate Italian 1 is designed to increase students’ proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and overall comprehension of the language. This module is aimed at students who have completed the beginning sequence or have had significant experience with the language. It offers a combination of listening and speaking practice with a review of key concepts of Italian grammar via targeted reading and writing activities.  This module continues to incorporate cultural elements through representative readings and films.

The course will be conducted in Italian via teleconference from Yale.
Textbook:

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Crescendo! 2nd Edition Francesca Italiano, Irene Marchigiani Heinle 978-1413011357

YIL2202I Directed Language Study: Intermediate Italian 2

Instructor(s): TBA

Pre-requisite(s): YIL2201I Directed Language Study: Intermediate Italian 1; or with permission of the Language Coordinator

Intermediate Italian 2 is designed to increase students’ proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and overall comprehension of the language as they move towards greater fluency. This module is aimed at students who have completed the beginning sequence or have had significant experience with the language. It offers a combination of listening and speaking practice with a review of key concepts of Italian grammar via targeted reading and writing activities.  This module continues to incorporate cultural elements through representative readings and films.

The course will be conducted in Italian via teleconference from Yale.
Textbook:

Title Author Publisher ISBN
Crescendo! 2nd Edition Francesca Italiano, Irene Marchigiani Heinle 978-1413011357


Textbooks

For course-specific textbooks, click on the course description above. For a complete list of course textbooks, please visit the textbook website.

Learning Goals

By completing the Italian language sequence, students will be able to:

  • Understand main ideas in a variety of conversational settings
  • Read complex texts, from different genres and of different lengths
  • Speak fluently and clearly in the target language

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