Taught in Italian. Open only to students admitted to the Intensive Language Program. Brief assessment in Florence will determine which ITA 380 section you will take. Classes meet at the Centro di Cultura per Stranieri five times a week, Monday – Friday mornings. This course is for students who have reached a good level both linguistically and grammatically and who aim at a more sophisticated level. Since this is a University Center, the course does not deal only with grammar and language but includes lectures on historical, artistic and social aspects of Italian culture. In this course, grammar is concerned chiefly with syntax and enriching the student’s vocabulary. Space is allowed for conversation and dictation, while particular attention is paid to phonetics. Texts from Italian literature will be read with an explanatory commentary. There will be lectures on Italian etymology, which will analyze the development of certain key words and sentence forms. Pronunciation will be dealt with individually according to the student’s degree of proficiency. Includes a language laboratory. Students may earn up to 3 additional credits by taking the optional one-credit lecture courses.
In spring semesters, the Intensive Language Program starts about one week earlier than the regular SU Florence program.
Locations: Florence, University of Florence
Semesters: Fall, Spring