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Elizabeth Florea

Assistant Instructor M.A. - Italian Studies, Middlebury College

Elizabeth Florea

Contact

  • Office: HRH 4.156
  • Office Hours: M and W 9-10 AM and by appointment
  • Campus Mail Code: B7600

Biography

Originally from Nebraska, Elizabeth obtained a double BA from the U. of Kansas in 2000 in Classical Antiquities and French/Italian. She proceeded to move to Italy and while living in Italy finished her M.A. in Italian general studies from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT in 2008. After living and working in Tuscany (Prato, Scandicci, and Firenze) for the last nine years, Elizabeth moved back to the US and started work on her PhD in Italian Studies at UT in the fall of 2010. She has been both a TA and an AI for the Italian Dept. Her main interests lie in Medieval and Italian Renaissance women writers, cultural history, gender roles, Italian epic literature, and modern immigration trends in Italy.

Interests

Medieval and Italian Renaissance cultural history, women writers, travel literature and gender studies.

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

37185 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 800am-900am MEZ 1.216
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ITL 611 C                  COURSE DESCRIPTION              Multi-section course

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

Aski, Musumeci. Avanti! Beginning Italian, 3rd Edition

Includes Avanti, 3/e Loose-Leaf (same as ITL 601C’s)

CONNECT PLUS ITALIAN LEARNSMART (with WBLM) ACCESS CARD FOR AVANTI! 3/e (same as ITL 601C’s)

Adorni. English Grammar for Students of Italian (same as ITL 601C’s)

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop (new)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

 

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through group activities and students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework; that is at least TWO hours every day. This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor for the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

 

LOGISTICS:

In ITL 611 C, students pick up where they left off at the end of ITL 601C and study the six final chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! (Connect and LearnSmart) and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class. In addition, ITL 611C makes use of other resources:

-           The online Italian grammar and culture podcasts of Radio Arlecchino, which will deepen students’ understanding of several of the more difficult grammar points that we will cover in the course;

-           Modules of ITAL (Packet): each module consists of several videos that we will use to enhance listening, speaking, and writing skills and expand knowledge of Italian culture;

-           Readings (Packet) to improve reading skills. Toward the end of the semester, students will work on an additional reading that the instructor will make available to them in Blackboard or Canvas. In the Packet, students will also find additional exercises on the grammatical structures presented in the textbook Avanti!

 

GRADING:

Five Tests                                                                                     25%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                                  5%

Final Exam                                                                                    15%

Five Compositions (three with re-write)                                                12%

Three Skits (presented in groups)                                                         9%

Mega Skit (digital story presented in groups,

written & oral components)                                                                10%

Online Workbook                                                                             10%

Class Participation                                                                            14%

 

Supervisor ITL 611 C: Antonella D. Olson     adolson@austin.utexas.edu

Department of French and Italian

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

 

 

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37485 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 800am-900am MEZ 1.102
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ITL 601 C – Italian Language and Culture                                                         Spring 2014

                          Multi-section course

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOKS:

 

Required:   Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab

     Manual

Required:   Adorni- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

Please watch this video with (sweet) study tips for ITL 601 C:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92rgJq09o-g 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

 

In ITL 601 C, students will study eleven of the sixteen chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class.  

By the end of ITL 601 C, students will:

 

  • be able to carry on a conversation in Italian with good pronunciation, using all
  • the verbal tenses and moods learned in ITL 601 C;
  • possess a sizeable vocabulary;
  • be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;
  • read short essays;
  • write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

 

Class time will be primarily developing the ability to speak and understand the target language and group activities will be largely used; students will be active participants in the learning process. Since class time must be devoting to practicing the Italian language, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework. This course is for beginner students of Italian; if you have been already exposed to the Italian language, you should take a placement test in accordance with the UT policies on academic dishonesty.

 

GRADING:

 

(1)    Four Chapter Tests                                                                                     20%

(2)    Final Exam                                                                                                   20%  

(3)    Portfolio: Compositions, written first draft oral report,

         dialogues, weekly activities and projects                                                25%

(4)    Oral Report on Italian Culture                                                                 10%

(5)    Attendance, Class Participation,

         General Oral Performance, Skits                                                              15%                                                                                

(6)    Online Workbook/Lab Manual                                                               10%

 

 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION / COURSE REQUIREMENTS IN DETAIL:

 

(1) Four Tests on grammar and vocabulary- There will be four chapter tests during

the semester, one every two chapters. All will have listening comprehension and written exercises.

 

(2) Final Exam- The final exam will be comprehensive with focus on the vocabulary

and grammatical structured presented in the last three chapters. The final exam will

test students’ reading, writing, and listening skills in addition to vocabulary and grammar.

 

(3) Portfolio- It will contain the following:

Four Compositions: There will be a total of 4 compositions: three will be written at

home - one of which will be revised-  and the last one will be written in class.

Composition # 3 will be revised: students will have the opportunity to make

corrections according to the instructor’s indications on the first draft; the average of the

grade received on the first draft and the grade received on the last version will be the

final grade for Composition # 3.

The topic of the last three compositions will generate from songs chosen by the

instructor or the students; the lyrics of the song, as well as a video, for the last composition (#4)

will be presented in class by the instructor one day prior to the day on which it will

be written in class .

Written first draft of the oral report on culture (see Oral Report on Italian Culture)

Dialogues: Students will write every week short dialogues focusing on the new vocabulary and grammatical structures and will collaborate with classmates in writing them. Some of them, the longer skits, will be presented in class.

Activities/Projects: During the semester, the instructor will give information about activities/projects that students must include in their portfolio on a weekly base.

 

(4) Oral Report on Italian Culture: Students, divided in groups, will present to the class an oral report: its topics will be chosen among the many cultural notes presented by the first 11 chapters of the textbook Avanti! and presented to the class as a slideshow or through visual aids. Prior to the presentation in class, students will research on the chosen topics, work outside of class with their classmates in the group, and write a first draft.

Each group will show the instructor a first written version of the report’s script three days prior to the class presentation; the instructor will correct it and give it a cumulative grade that will be counted in the Portfolio component.

Each student in the group will receive an individual grade for the presentation, which will be based mainly on pronunciation and content, but also on accuracy in the grammar and use of proper vocabulary.

Each student is expected to speak for about five minutes.

 

 

(5) Attendance, Class Participation, General Oral Performance, and Skits:

Regular classroom attendance is essential to your success in learning Italian.

There are six (6) allowed absences, excused or unexcused.  Starting with the seventh (7th) absence the final grade will be lowered by 1% for each absence (up to 10%).

 

Class participation: daily preparation is also crucial in learning Italian; class participation is evaluated not only by regular classroom attendance, but alsoby the quality of each student’s participation, group activities, and contribution to the lesson. Therefore, it’s also imperative that students prepare daily for class by memorizing vocabulary, studying grammatical structures, and doing all the assigned online homework. A weekly grade based upon the student’ participation will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

General Oral Performance: student’s daily performance in class; conversation, homework, dialogues, and group activities. A weekly grade based upon students’ pronunciation, fluency, accuracy in grammar, and comprehension will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

Skits: Beside their daily performance in class, students will receive a grade (5% of final grade) for writing and acting out in class at least three skits throughout the semester.

Skits’ description: Each chapter of the textbook Avanti! ends with a list of the lexicon utilized in the chapter. At the beginning of Week 2, the instructor will divide the class in groups --from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 people-- and write out a calendar for every day of the week: each group will present in class and act out a brief dialogue that includes as many new words from the final chapter’s list as possible. As we move forward in the book, the length of the dialogue will increase: for example, if in Chapter 2 each student deliver five lines, in the last one, Chapter 11 each student will deliver fifteen or more.

Students will be entirely responsible for the preparation of these dialogues outside of class, utilizing the instructor’s office hours and entering the written dialogue in the portfolio. For the first dialogue, instructors will assist the students in class.

By the end of the semester, each group will have delivered at least three dialogues.

The instructor will assign a grade for each dialogue; the cumulative average will also constitute one of the grades in the class participation and in the general oral performance components.

 

 (6) Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Students should expect to spend at least two hours

daily on homework and class preparation.

 

At home, students will study the assigned pages on the textbook Avanti! prior to class,

read carefully the pertinent grammatical explanations presented by English Grammar

for Students of Italian and complete the Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual* for Avanti!

that offers self-correcting exercises and an audio program.

            *Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Centro website www.mhcentro.com

Students are expected to complete the online workbook/laboratory manual exercises that pertain to the material covered in class on a daily basis. (Hint: Technology may fail you at the most inappropriate time, so do not wait the last minute to do your homework!)

You can access the activities on the Avanti! Centro website www.mhcentro.com and log in with the ID which you purchased with the textbook package in the bookstore, or directly from CENTRO online. This is the least expensive way to purchase the online workbook/lab manual. The URL is: www.mhcentro.com/books/bookstore.html.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37375 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 800am-900am JES A203A
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ITL 601 C – Italian Language and Culture                                                         Spring 2014

                          Multi-section course

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOKS:

 

Required:   Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab

     Manual

Required:   Adorni- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

Please watch this video with (sweet) study tips for ITL 601 C:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92rgJq09o-g 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

 

In ITL 601 C, students will study eleven of the sixteen chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class.  

By the end of ITL 601 C, students will:

 

  • be able to carry on a conversation in Italian with good pronunciation, using all
  • the verbal tenses and moods learned in ITL 601 C;
  • possess a sizeable vocabulary;
  • be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;
  • read short essays;
  • write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

 

Class time will be primarily developing the ability to speak and understand the target language and group activities will be largely used; students will be active participants in the learning process. Since class time must be devoting to practicing the Italian language, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework. This course is for beginner students of Italian; if you have been already exposed to the Italian language, you should take a placement test in accordance with the UT policies on academic dishonesty.

 

GRADING:

 

(1)    Four Chapter Tests                                                                                     20%

(2)    Final Exam                                                                                                   20%  

(3)    Portfolio: Compositions, written first draft oral report,

         dialogues, weekly activities and projects                                                25%

(4)    Oral Report on Italian Culture                                                                 10%

(5)    Attendance, Class Participation,

         General Oral Performance, Skits                                                              15%                                                                                

(6)    Online Workbook/Lab Manual                                                               10%

 

 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION / COURSE REQUIREMENTS IN DETAIL:

 

(1) Four Tests on grammar and vocabulary- There will be four chapter tests during

the semester, one every two chapters. All will have listening comprehension and written exercises.

 

(2) Final Exam- The final exam will be comprehensive with focus on the vocabulary

and grammatical structured presented in the last three chapters. The final exam will

test students’ reading, writing, and listening skills in addition to vocabulary and grammar.

 

(3) Portfolio- It will contain the following:

Four Compositions: There will be a total of 4 compositions: three will be written at

home - one of which will be revised-  and the last one will be written in class.

Composition # 3 will be revised: students will have the opportunity to make

corrections according to the instructor’s indications on the first draft; the average of the

grade received on the first draft and the grade received on the last version will be the

final grade for Composition # 3.

The topic of the last three compositions will generate from songs chosen by the

instructor or the students; the lyrics of the song, as well as a video, for the last composition (#4)

will be presented in class by the instructor one day prior to the day on which it will

be written in class .

Written first draft of the oral report on culture (see Oral Report on Italian Culture)

Dialogues: Students will write every week short dialogues focusing on the new vocabulary and grammatical structures and will collaborate with classmates in writing them. Some of them, the longer skits, will be presented in class.

Activities/Projects: During the semester, the instructor will give information about activities/projects that students must include in their portfolio on a weekly base.

 

(4) Oral Report on Italian Culture: Students, divided in groups, will present to the class an oral report: its topics will be chosen among the many cultural notes presented by the first 11 chapters of the textbook Avanti! and presented to the class as a slideshow or through visual aids. Prior to the presentation in class, students will research on the chosen topics, work outside of class with their classmates in the group, and write a first draft.

Each group will show the instructor a first written version of the report’s script three days prior to the class presentation; the instructor will correct it and give it a cumulative grade that will be counted in the Portfolio component.

Each student in the group will receive an individual grade for the presentation, which will be based mainly on pronunciation and content, but also on accuracy in the grammar and use of proper vocabulary.

Each student is expected to speak for about five minutes.

 

 

(5) Attendance, Class Participation, General Oral Performance, and Skits:

Regular classroom attendance is essential to your success in learning Italian.

There are six (6) allowed absences, excused or unexcused.  Starting with the seventh (7th) absence the final grade will be lowered by 1% for each absence (up to 10%).

 

Class participation: daily preparation is also crucial in learning Italian; class participation is evaluated not only by regular classroom attendance, but alsoby the quality of each student’s participation, group activities, and contribution to the lesson. Therefore, it’s also imperative that students prepare daily for class by memorizing vocabulary, studying grammatical structures, and doing all the assigned online homework. A weekly grade based upon the student’ participation will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

General Oral Performance: student’s daily performance in class; conversation, homework, dialogues, and group activities. A weekly grade based upon students’ pronunciation, fluency, accuracy in grammar, and comprehension will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

Skits: Beside their daily performance in class, students will receive a grade (5% of final grade) for writing and acting out in class at least three skits throughout the semester.

Skits’ description: Each chapter of the textbook Avanti! ends with a list of the lexicon utilized in the chapter. At the beginning of Week 2, the instructor will divide the class in groups --from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 people-- and write out a calendar for every day of the week: each group will present in class and act out a brief dialogue that includes as many new words from the final chapter’s list as possible. As we move forward in the book, the length of the dialogue will increase: for example, if in Chapter 2 each student deliver five lines, in the last one, Chapter 11 each student will deliver fifteen or more.

Students will be entirely responsible for the preparation of these dialogues outside of class, utilizing the instructor’s office hours and entering the written dialogue in the portfolio. For the first dialogue, instructors will assist the students in class.

By the end of the semester, each group will have delivered at least three dialogues.

The instructor will assign a grade for each dialogue; the cumulative average will also constitute one of the grades in the class participation and in the general oral performance components.

 

 (6) Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Students should expect to spend at least two hours

daily on homework and class preparation.

 

At home, students will study the assigned pages on the textbook Avanti! prior to class,

read carefully the pertinent grammatical explanations presented by English Grammar

for Students of Italian and complete the Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual* for Avanti!

that offers self-correcting exercises and an audio program.

            *Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Centro website www.mhcentro.com

Students are expected to complete the online workbook/laboratory manual exercises that pertain to the material covered in class on a daily basis. (Hint: Technology may fail you at the most inappropriate time, so do not wait the last minute to do your homework!)

You can access the activities on the Avanti! Centro website www.mhcentro.com and log in with the ID which you purchased with the textbook package in the bookstore, or directly from CENTRO online. This is the least expensive way to purchase the online workbook/lab manual. The URL is: www.mhcentro.com/books/bookstore.html.

 

 

ITL N601C • Beginning Italian

84365 • Summer 2013
Meets MTWTH 800am-1030am RLM 6.120
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ITL N601 C – Summer 2012 – Summer Language Institute

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Instructor: Carlos Capra

In residence TA: Beatrice Mabrey

 

TEXTBOOKS:

Required: Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual

Required: Adorni- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

In ITL 601 C, students will study eleven of the sixteen chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, time permitting, in class.

 

By the end of ITL 601 C, students will:

be able to carry on a conversation in Italian and perform in skits with good

   pronunciation, using all the verbal tenses and moods learned in ITL 601 C;

possess a sizeable vocabulary;

be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

read short essays.

 

Class time will be spent primarily in developing the ability to speak and understand the target language; in-class group activities will be largely used and students will be active participants in the learning process. Students will keep a portfolio containing all their weekly writing activities. Since class time must be devoted to practicing the Italian language, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; the in residence TA will assist students with their homework and with tutoring.

 

GRADING:

(1) Four Chapter Tests                                                                                20%

(2) Final Exam                                                                                               15%

(3) Portfolio weekly activities and 2 compositions                                 20%    

(4) Oral performance

--General class performance 5%, Skits 10%, Oral Exam 10%--              25%    

(5) Attendance, Class Participation                                                           10%

(6) Online Workbook/Lab Manual                                                           10%

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37025 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 800am-900am MEZ 1.212
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ITL 601 C – Italian Language and Culture                                                         Spring 2014

                          Multi-section course

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOKS:

 

Required:   Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab

     Manual

Required:   Adorni- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

Please watch this video with (sweet) study tips for ITL 601 C:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92rgJq09o-g 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

 

In ITL 601 C, students will study eleven of the sixteen chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class.  

By the end of ITL 601 C, students will:

 

  • be able to carry on a conversation in Italian with good pronunciation, using all
  • the verbal tenses and moods learned in ITL 601 C;
  • possess a sizeable vocabulary;
  • be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;
  • read short essays;
  • write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

 

Class time will be primarily developing the ability to speak and understand the target language and group activities will be largely used; students will be active participants in the learning process. Since class time must be devoting to practicing the Italian language, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework. This course is for beginner students of Italian; if you have been already exposed to the Italian language, you should take a placement test in accordance with the UT policies on academic dishonesty.

 

GRADING:

 

(1)    Four Chapter Tests                                                                                     20%

(2)    Final Exam                                                                                                   20%  

(3)    Portfolio: Compositions, written first draft oral report,

         dialogues, weekly activities and projects                                                25%

(4)    Oral Report on Italian Culture                                                                 10%

(5)    Attendance, Class Participation,

         General Oral Performance, Skits                                                              15%                                                                                

(6)    Online Workbook/Lab Manual                                                               10%

 

 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION / COURSE REQUIREMENTS IN DETAIL:

 

(1) Four Tests on grammar and vocabulary- There will be four chapter tests during

the semester, one every two chapters. All will have listening comprehension and written exercises.

 

(2) Final Exam- The final exam will be comprehensive with focus on the vocabulary

and grammatical structured presented in the last three chapters. The final exam will

test students’ reading, writing, and listening skills in addition to vocabulary and grammar.

 

(3) Portfolio- It will contain the following:

Four Compositions: There will be a total of 4 compositions: three will be written at

home - one of which will be revised-  and the last one will be written in class.

Composition # 3 will be revised: students will have the opportunity to make

corrections according to the instructor’s indications on the first draft; the average of the

grade received on the first draft and the grade received on the last version will be the

final grade for Composition # 3.

The topic of the last three compositions will generate from songs chosen by the

instructor or the students; the lyrics of the song, as well as a video, for the last composition (#4)

will be presented in class by the instructor one day prior to the day on which it will

be written in class .

Written first draft of the oral report on culture (see Oral Report on Italian Culture)

Dialogues: Students will write every week short dialogues focusing on the new vocabulary and grammatical structures and will collaborate with classmates in writing them. Some of them, the longer skits, will be presented in class.

Activities/Projects: During the semester, the instructor will give information about activities/projects that students must include in their portfolio on a weekly base.

 

(4) Oral Report on Italian Culture: Students, divided in groups, will present to the class an oral report: its topics will be chosen among the many cultural notes presented by the first 11 chapters of the textbook Avanti! and presented to the class as a slideshow or through visual aids. Prior to the presentation in class, students will research on the chosen topics, work outside of class with their classmates in the group, and write a first draft.

Each group will show the instructor a first written version of the report’s script three days prior to the class presentation; the instructor will correct it and give it a cumulative grade that will be counted in the Portfolio component.

Each student in the group will receive an individual grade for the presentation, which will be based mainly on pronunciation and content, but also on accuracy in the grammar and use of proper vocabulary.

Each student is expected to speak for about five minutes.

 

 

(5) Attendance, Class Participation, General Oral Performance, and Skits:

Regular classroom attendance is essential to your success in learning Italian.

There are six (6) allowed absences, excused or unexcused.  Starting with the seventh (7th) absence the final grade will be lowered by 1% for each absence (up to 10%).

 

Class participation: daily preparation is also crucial in learning Italian; class participation is evaluated not only by regular classroom attendance, but alsoby the quality of each student’s participation, group activities, and contribution to the lesson. Therefore, it’s also imperative that students prepare daily for class by memorizing vocabulary, studying grammatical structures, and doing all the assigned online homework. A weekly grade based upon the student’ participation will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

General Oral Performance: student’s daily performance in class; conversation, homework, dialogues, and group activities. A weekly grade based upon students’ pronunciation, fluency, accuracy in grammar, and comprehension will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

Skits: Beside their daily performance in class, students will receive a grade (5% of final grade) for writing and acting out in class at least three skits throughout the semester.

Skits’ description: Each chapter of the textbook Avanti! ends with a list of the lexicon utilized in the chapter. At the beginning of Week 2, the instructor will divide the class in groups --from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 people-- and write out a calendar for every day of the week: each group will present in class and act out a brief dialogue that includes as many new words from the final chapter’s list as possible. As we move forward in the book, the length of the dialogue will increase: for example, if in Chapter 2 each student deliver five lines, in the last one, Chapter 11 each student will deliver fifteen or more.

Students will be entirely responsible for the preparation of these dialogues outside of class, utilizing the instructor’s office hours and entering the written dialogue in the portfolio. For the first dialogue, instructors will assist the students in class.

By the end of the semester, each group will have delivered at least three dialogues.

The instructor will assign a grade for each dialogue; the cumulative average will also constitute one of the grades in the class participation and in the general oral performance components.

 

 (6) Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Students should expect to spend at least two hours

daily on homework and class preparation.

 

At home, students will study the assigned pages on the textbook Avanti! prior to class,

read carefully the pertinent grammatical explanations presented by English Grammar

for Students of Italian and complete the Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual* for Avanti!

that offers self-correcting exercises and an audio program.

            *Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Centro website www.mhcentro.com

Students are expected to complete the online workbook/laboratory manual exercises that pertain to the material covered in class on a daily basis. (Hint: Technology may fail you at the most inappropriate time, so do not wait the last minute to do your homework!)

You can access the activities on the Avanti! Centro website www.mhcentro.com and log in with the ID which you purchased with the textbook package in the bookstore, or directly from CENTRO online. This is the least expensive way to purchase the online workbook/lab manual. The URL is: www.mhcentro.com/books/bookstore.html.

 

 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian

36970 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 800am-900am BEN 1.108
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ITL 611 C – Spring 2014     COURSE DESCRIPTION

Multi-section course

Supervisor: Antonella Del Fattore-Olson, adolson@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS

Aski, Musumeci Avanti! Beginning Italian, 3

Includes Avanti, 3/e Loose-Leaf

CONNECT PLUS ITALIAN LEARNSMART (with WBLM) ACCESS CARD FOR AVANTI 3/e

Adorni. English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

Packet of Xerox-copied material-University Coop

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In ITL 611 C, students pick up where they left off at the end of ITL 601C and study the six final chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class. In addition, ITL 611C makes use of other resources:

-           The online Italian grammar and culture podcasts of Radio Arlecchino, which will deepen students’ understanding of several of the more difficult grammar points that we will cover in the course;

-           Modules of the ITAL Video Project: each module consists of several videos that we will use to enhance listening, speaking, and writing skills and expand knowledge of Italian culture;

-           Short readings to improve reading skills.

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• possess an increased working vocabulary;

• understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through group activities and students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework; that is at least TWO hours every day. This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin; consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor for the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

 

 

 

GRADING

Five Tests                                                                                           25%

Oral Exam (administered individually)                                                        5%

Final Exam                                                                                          15%

Five Compositions (four with re-write)                                                       15%

Five Skits (presented in groups)                                                               15%

Mega Skit (digital story presented in groups)                                               5%

Online Workbook                                                                                  10%

Class Participation                                                                                 10%

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36887 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 800am-900am JES A207A
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ITL 601 C – Italian Language and Culture                                                         Spring 2014

                          Multi-section course

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOKS:

 

Required:   Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab

     Manual

Required:   Adorni- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

Please watch this video with (sweet) study tips for ITL 601 C:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92rgJq09o-g 

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

 

In ITL 601 C, students will study eleven of the sixteen chapters of the textbook Avanti!, do the exercises on the online workbook that accompanies Avanti! and read English Grammar for Students of Italian as a grammar reference, at home and, if possible, in class.  

By the end of ITL 601 C, students will:

 

  • be able to carry on a conversation in Italian with good pronunciation, using all
  • the verbal tenses and moods learned in ITL 601 C;
  • possess a sizeable vocabulary;
  • be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;
  • read short essays;
  • write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

 

Class time will be primarily developing the ability to speak and understand the target language and group activities will be largely used; students will be active participants in the learning process. Since class time must be devoting to practicing the Italian language, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day; students should expect to spend at least 12 hours every week for homework. This course is for beginner students of Italian; if you have been already exposed to the Italian language, you should take a placement test in accordance with the UT policies on academic dishonesty.

 

GRADING:

 

(1)    Four Chapter Tests                                                                                     20%

(2)    Final Exam                                                                                                   20%  

(3)    Portfolio: Compositions, written first draft oral report,

         dialogues, weekly activities and projects                                                25%

(4)    Oral Report on Italian Culture                                                                 10%

(5)    Attendance, Class Participation,

         General Oral Performance, Skits                                                              15%                                                                                

(6)    Online Workbook/Lab Manual                                                               10%

 

 

GRADE DISTRIBUTION / COURSE REQUIREMENTS IN DETAIL:

 

(1) Four Tests on grammar and vocabulary- There will be four chapter tests during

the semester, one every two chapters. All will have listening comprehension and written exercises.

 

(2) Final Exam- The final exam will be comprehensive with focus on the vocabulary

and grammatical structured presented in the last three chapters. The final exam will

test students’ reading, writing, and listening skills in addition to vocabulary and grammar.

 

(3) Portfolio- It will contain the following:

Four Compositions: There will be a total of 4 compositions: three will be written at

home - one of which will be revised-  and the last one will be written in class.

Composition # 3 will be revised: students will have the opportunity to make

corrections according to the instructor’s indications on the first draft; the average of the

grade received on the first draft and the grade received on the last version will be the

final grade for Composition # 3.

The topic of the last three compositions will generate from songs chosen by the

instructor or the students; the lyrics of the song, as well as a video, for the last composition (#4)

will be presented in class by the instructor one day prior to the day on which it will

be written in class .

Written first draft of the oral report on culture (see Oral Report on Italian Culture)

Dialogues: Students will write every week short dialogues focusing on the new vocabulary and grammatical structures and will collaborate with classmates in writing them. Some of them, the longer skits, will be presented in class.

Activities/Projects: During the semester, the instructor will give information about activities/projects that students must include in their portfolio on a weekly base.

 

(4) Oral Report on Italian Culture: Students, divided in groups, will present to the class an oral report: its topics will be chosen among the many cultural notes presented by the first 11 chapters of the textbook Avanti! and presented to the class as a slideshow or through visual aids. Prior to the presentation in class, students will research on the chosen topics, work outside of class with their classmates in the group, and write a first draft.

Each group will show the instructor a first written version of the report’s script three days prior to the class presentation; the instructor will correct it and give it a cumulative grade that will be counted in the Portfolio component.

Each student in the group will receive an individual grade for the presentation, which will be based mainly on pronunciation and content, but also on accuracy in the grammar and use of proper vocabulary.

Each student is expected to speak for about five minutes.

 

 

(5) Attendance, Class Participation, General Oral Performance, and Skits:

Regular classroom attendance is essential to your success in learning Italian.

There are six (6) allowed absences, excused or unexcused.  Starting with the seventh (7th) absence the final grade will be lowered by 1% for each absence (up to 10%).

 

Class participation: daily preparation is also crucial in learning Italian; class participation is evaluated not only by regular classroom attendance, but alsoby the quality of each student’s participation, group activities, and contribution to the lesson. Therefore, it’s also imperative that students prepare daily for class by memorizing vocabulary, studying grammatical structures, and doing all the assigned online homework. A weekly grade based upon the student’ participation will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

General Oral Performance: student’s daily performance in class; conversation, homework, dialogues, and group activities. A weekly grade based upon students’ pronunciation, fluency, accuracy in grammar, and comprehension will be given and its average will represent 5% of the final grade in the course.

 

Skits: Beside their daily performance in class, students will receive a grade (5% of final grade) for writing and acting out in class at least three skits throughout the semester.

Skits’ description: Each chapter of the textbook Avanti! ends with a list of the lexicon utilized in the chapter. At the beginning of Week 2, the instructor will divide the class in groups --from a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 people-- and write out a calendar for every day of the week: each group will present in class and act out a brief dialogue that includes as many new words from the final chapter’s list as possible. As we move forward in the book, the length of the dialogue will increase: for example, if in Chapter 2 each student deliver five lines, in the last one, Chapter 11 each student will deliver fifteen or more.

Students will be entirely responsible for the preparation of these dialogues outside of class, utilizing the instructor’s office hours and entering the written dialogue in the portfolio. For the first dialogue, instructors will assist the students in class.

By the end of the semester, each group will have delivered at least three dialogues.

The instructor will assign a grade for each dialogue; the cumulative average will also constitute one of the grades in the class participation and in the general oral performance components.

 

 (6) Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Students should expect to spend at least two hours

daily on homework and class preparation.

 

At home, students will study the assigned pages on the textbook Avanti! prior to class,

read carefully the pertinent grammatical explanations presented by English Grammar

for Students of Italian and complete the Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual* for Avanti!

that offers self-correcting exercises and an audio program.

            *Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Centro website www.mhcentro.com

Students are expected to complete the online workbook/laboratory manual exercises that pertain to the material covered in class on a daily basis. (Hint: Technology may fail you at the most inappropriate time, so do not wait the last minute to do your homework!)

You can access the activities on the Avanti! Centro website www.mhcentro.com and log in with the ID which you purchased with the textbook package in the bookstore, or directly from CENTRO online. This is the least expensive way to purchase the online workbook/lab manual. The URL is: www.mhcentro.com/books/bookstore.html.

 

 

ITL 506 • First-Yr Itl I: Lang And Cul

37135 • Spring 2011
Meets MTWTHF 800am-900am MEZ 1.208
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         ITL 506 - COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTS

Required:          Aski, Musumeci – Avanti! Second edition with Quia online Workbook/Lab Manual

Optional:          Adorny- English Grammar for Students of Italian (to be purchased separately)

 

Supervisor-First Year Italian: 

Antonella D. Olson, HRH # 2.106 B,   # 471-5706/ 471-5531    ad.olson@mail.utexas.edu

Department of French and Italian http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/undergraduate_italian/

 

OBJECTIVES

ITL 506 is the first semester of first year Italian - the sequence being:  a) First year: ITL 506, 507;

b) Second year: ITL 118 (can be taken twice), ITL 612.  Students need to make a C or better to enroll in ITL 507. In the first year Italian, students will learn most of the basic grammar structures of the Italian language. By the end of ITL 506, we expect students to be able to carry on a basic conversation in Italian with good pronunciation, and correct use of the grammar learned.  Students will be capable of understanding cultural topics presented in Italian by the instructor and the students. They will be reading short essays and will be able to write complete paragraphs in Italian. Class time will be primarily developing the ability to speak and understand the target language with students being active participants. The lessons will be conducted mostly in Italian.

 

GRADING

1)             Chapter Tests (six)            30%

2)            Exam I            10%

3)            Final Exam             20%

4)            Compositions (five)            10%

5)            General Oral performance and

            Oral Exam            10%

6)            Class Participation and Attendance             10%

7)            Online Workbook/Lab Manual            10%

 

1), 2), 3) – Texts and Exams: There will be six chapter tests (chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7), one 50- minute exam with oral and written parts and a cumulative final exam with oral and written parts during finals period.

 

4) – Compositions: Students will write a total of five compositions and will use a bluebook for all of them. Two of them will be written in class and three at home (homework). All the three compositions done at home will have a re-write and the grade of each is the average of first draft and final version.

The first in class composition will be preceded by a writing group activity leaded by your instructor.

 

5)  - General oral performance and Oral Exam:

General Oral performance: The ability to communicate in Italian, to speak and to understand. Its evaluation will be based upon students’ oral responses in class and their ability to ask questions in Italian. Pronunciation is an important aspect of your overall oral performance.

Oral Exam: To succeed in the exam, it’s important to practice regularly in class by actively participating in group-activities as well as practicing outside of class; the online oral exercises, studying with other students of 506, attending the events offered by Circolo Italiano (Tavola and Cineclub) will help a great deal. The exams will cover all the grammatical structures and vocabulary studied before the exam’s date.

The exam will take place in class (and in the instructor’s office if more time is needed).

Each student must choose a partner; together they will have a conversation with the instructor that reflects the vocabulary and grammatical structures learned thus far.

Length: approx. 10 minutes per couple. Evaluation’s criteria:

Pronunciation - Comprehension - Ability to ask questions - Vocabulary - Proper use of grammar.

 

6) - Class participation and Attendance:

Class participation: Daily preparation and regular classroom attendance is essential to your success in learning Italian.  Class participation is evaluated not only by your regular classroom attendance, but also by the quality of your participation and contribution to the lesson. A wide range of class activities will focus on Italian culture and your instructor will devote class time –ideally 50 minutes per week- to immerse students into Italian culture through songs, videos, clips from movies, group activities such as games, dialogues, improvisation, etc.

In addition, the instructor reserves the right to administer pop quizzes for class participation as needed.

Be aware that more than 10 absences (excused or not) will automatically result in a zero in this component.

Attendance: Its importance cannot be overemphasized.  Not only will your grade reflect your classroom attendance, but the quality of your learning experience as well.  It is the class that will generate the enthusiasm and support prerequisite to language learning.  Alone you may be able to master word lists and grammar rules, but only in the classroom will these abstractions become part of a living language.

You are allowed eight (8) absences (excused or unexcused) or six (6) if your class meets MTWTH. Starting with the ninth (9th) absence --or with the seventh (7th) if your class meets MTWTH-- your final grade will be lowered by 1% for each absence. For example, if your grade is 81 B- and you have 10 absences, your grade will be lowered by 2% and will become a 79 C+. The effect of the absences on your grade will be calculated at the end of the semester when all the grades are in, including the grade on the final exam.

 

7) - Online Workbook/Lab Manual: Centro website www.mhcentro.com

Students are expected to complete the online workbook/laboratory manual exercises that pertain to the material covered in class on a daily basis. (Hint: Technology may fail you at the most inappropriate time, so do not wait the last minute to do your homework!) You can access the activities on the Avanti! website www.mhcentro.com and log in with the ID which you purchased with the textbook.

For each chapter you will complete the practice activities in the Centro online workbook (for info on how to access Centro, see below).

ONLINE WORKBOOK: Be sure to complete ALL items in ALL assigned activities to the best of your ability. After you have finished and submitted an activity, the errors will be indicated and the correct answers provided for all non-discursive items. We strongly recommend that you go over the correct answers.

AVANTI! – Online Workbook/Laboratory Manual - Instructions for Students’ registration

Your instructor, ________________________________________, invites you to enroll in the following course: Fall 2010 Italian 506

Code:             JAP939

Book:             Avanti! Beginning Italian: Online Workbook / Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition

Creating a Centro Account

If you do not have an account, you need to create one. To do so, follow these steps:

   1. Go to http://www.mhcentro.com and click Create an account.

   2. Select a username and password and enter your information, then click Submit.

Note: Remember to write down your username and password and be sure to select the correct time zone. Also, please enter a valid e-mail address so we can send you your password if you forget it.

Entering the Book Key and Course Code (JAP939)

Enter the book key and course code to complete the enrollment process. You may need to purchase a book key, you may already have a book key that you purchased separately, or you may already have activated the book for a previous course. Depending on your situation, use one of the procedures below. The course code is listed at the top of this page.

Once you have completed this step, the system lists the course and book on the Student Workstation home page. To enter additional books, enter a book key in the Enter book key field and click Go.

Note: Book keys can only be used once. Your book key will become invalid after you use it.

I need to purchase a book key

   1. Go to http://www.mhcentro.com and log in.

   2. Click Bookstore at the top of the Student Workstation window.

   3. Enter search criteria for the book and click Search.

   4. Locate the book in the search results and click Buy.

   5. Enter the course code, JAP939, and click Next.

   6. Proceed through the purchase process.

I already have a book key

   1. Go to http://www.mhcentro.com and log in.

   2. Enter the book key in the Enter book key field at the top of the Student Workstation window and

       click Go.

   3. Click Confirm to confirm your registration information.

      The system displays the Student Workstation and lists the book under the My books heading.

   4. Beside the book listing, enter the course code, JAP939, in the Enter course code field and click Go.

   5. If necessary, select a class (section) and click Submit.

Using Centro

To access your Student Workstation in the future, go to http://www.mhcentro.com and log in. Here, you can open your book, submit activities, view your results, and view your instructor's feedback.

If you have any questions, contact Quia Centro Support at http://www.mhcentro.com/support.html

Phone: 8772824400 ext. 2  

Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00 (Pacific Standard Time, we are on Central Time!)

 

Use of BLACKBOARD in Class

In this class instructors use Blackboard—a Web-based course management system with password-protected access at http://courses.utexas.edu —to distribute course materials, to communicate and

collaborate online, and to submit assign­ments. You can find support in using Blackboard at the ITS Help Desk at 475-9400, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., so plan accordingly.

 

MAKE-UP POLICY

There will be NO make-ups in tests, exams, compositions or finals and no extensions for the online exercises will be given without a written doctor's excuse or a letter from the student's dean.

 

OFFICE HOURS

During the first week of classes, your instructor will announce his/her office hours.  This is a time for you to work individually with your instructor on any aspect of the material covered in class.

 

 TUTORS

 Please refer to the French and Italian Department’s web page or visit the

 French and Italian Department’s Undergraduate Office in HRH

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian/resources/tutors_translators/

Be aware that tutors ARE NOT ALLOWED to do homework for you rather give you individual attention in mastering complex grammatical structures and oral skills. Moreover, if the professor deems--due to a discrepancy with your oral and written performance in class--that your homework has been done with the help of a computer-translation-program or a tutor, you will receive a 'no-grade' for that paper; the 'no-grade' will neither lower nor raise your overall grade average.

 

IL CIRCOLO ITALIANO

Throughout the semester, the Italian Club shows six Italian movies and offers the Tavola, weekly meetings where students can practice Italian in an informal setting, every Friday, 4:00-5:00, at the Cactus Café (Texas Union). Additional events sponsored by the Italian Club will be announced in class.

 

ROME STUDY PROGRAM - DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH AND ITALIAN

The Rome Study Program gives students of all majors the opportunity to spend six weeks in Rome, Italy during the first summer session, earn six credit hours and visit some of the most beautiful Italian sites on weekends. Italian families host students providing an in-depth experience of Italian life-style and language. Please visit our website: http://sites.google.com/site/romestudyprogram/Home

and/or contact Program Director: Antonella D. Olson, HRH # 2.106 B,   # 471-5706/5531, ad.olson@mail.utexas.edu

                         

                                                   Auguri per un buon inizio in Italiano!

 

ITL 118L • Practice In Spoken Italian II

37230 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1200pm MEZ B0.302
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 The goal of  ITL. 118L is to improve your understanding and speaking of Italian. The course is one credit and meets twice a week. Prerequisites are ITL 506 and 507. No textbook is used. The topics of  daily conversations and discussions will be the six Italian films screened by Il Circolo Italiano during the semester as well as additional visual or written materials indicated by the instructor. Since this is a conversation class, students are expected to participate actively in class discussions. The role of the instructor is primarily that of a moderator, guiding and encouraging students during discussions as well as offering linguistic feedback and corrections when needed. The class will be conducted entirely in Italian. In order to develop better speaking habits, students are asked to repeat any corrections rather than just acknowledging them.  Class discussions will cover a variety of topics in addition to the films. Other class activities will include oral presentations and vocabulary presentation and practice. There will be regular quizzes on the films and other materials. REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED. The final grade will reflect each student’s participation and contribution to class discussions and their progress in expressing themselves in Italian.

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