ITL112 -- ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II

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Dec. 14 [Content] -- Under week 15 I have posted quizzes nn.12 and 13.

Dec. 13 [Content] -- I have posted tonight's presentation, in different formats.

Dec. 11 [Content] -- I have posted the last quiz (n.11). I have modified Wednesday's presentation to match the activities done on that day. I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have moved the announcements from October and November into the archive of past announcements.

Dec. 6 [Content] -- I have posted the last quiz (n.10). I have made a small correction to Monday's presentation, and I have modified it to match the activities done on that day. I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats.

Dec. 4 [Content] -- I have modified the presentation from last Wednesday, to reflect the actual contents of that lecture and the activities done in that class. I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted all the assignments for next week.

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[Week 15] Dec. 13, Wednesday
4:00-5:00, office hour (Humanities bldg., rm. 1148).
5:20-7:10, lecture (library N3085). Quiz n.12 (make-up quiz).

[Finals Week] Dec. 18, Monday
4:00-5:00, last office hour (Humanities bldg., rm. 1148).
5:15-7:15, final exam (library N3085).
Deadline for the submission of the journal.

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Lectures and assignments, readings

This list may be subject to minor changes and adjustments during the semester.
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Week 1 (Sept. 6)

Topics (Sept. 6)
Conversation: the students introduce themselves.
Review: the Italian alphabet.
Basic communication inside the classroom (lexicon).
Review: the Italian alphabet.
Activity: repeat and memorize the Italian alphabet.
Activity: the Italian alphabet (listening comprehension, spelling).
The syllabus and the organization of the class.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 1 in .html, Web version: Wednesday, Sept. 6.
- week 1 in Acrobat (.pdf): Wednesday, Sept. 6.
- week 1 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Wednesday, Sept. 6 (4.65 MB!).

Assignments (due Monday, Sept. 11)
Mandatemi un’e-mail (afedi@ms.cc.sunysb.edu): presentatevi e parlate di voi, in italiano (circa 30 parole).

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Week 2 (Sept. 11, Sept. 13)

Topics (Sept. 11)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: conversation.
Alphabet and spelling.
Spelling bee.
Grammar (review): definite and indefinite articles.
Activity: guess the title of this movie.
Grammar (review): avere and essere.
Conversation: avere.
Activity (pictures): "al mercato."

Topics (Sept. 13)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: game, "È arrivato un bastimento carico di..."
Review: the 26-letters alphabet; how to spell in Italian.
Activity (pictures): seen at the market.
Game: "Al mercato ho comprato..."
Review: the numbers from 1 to 10.
Activity: "Pari o dispari?"
Numbers and the arithmetics in Italian.
Review: the numbers from 10 to 20.
Review: the numbers from 21 to 40 and beyond.
Review: tens from 10 to 100.
Game: "Pippo!"
Quiz n.1 (click to see or download, in Acrobat format).

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 2 in .html, Web version: Monday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 13.
- week 2 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 13.
- week 2 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Sept. 11 (size: 7.03 MB!), and Wednesday, Sept. 13 (size: 6.25 MB!).

Assignments (due Monday, Sept. 18)
Readings: "Il mercato all'aperto" (p. 152), and "Il mercato rionale" (p. 153).
Vocabulary: p. 154, p. 156.
Exercises from the textbook (not the workbook!): p. 35 N, p. 52 F, p. 67 C, p. 68 D.
Additional exercise: following the example of what we did in class, write a list of words and expressions that summarize the basic elements in the plots of these 3 movies: Gladiator, E.T., Life is beautiful.
NB: exercises should be typed (preferrably), or written double space. They can be e-mailed or brought to class on the due date.

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Week 3 (Sept. 18, Sept. 20)

Topics (Sept. 18)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: free association.
Short reading: the Italian lotto (available inside the presentation).
Pictures: the Italian lotto.
Activity: let's play the Italian lotto.
The Neapolitan Smorfia.
Review: quiz n.1.
Activities (reviewing the numbers): the age.
Grammar: numbers, 100+.
Readings: "Il mercato all'aperto" (p. 152), and "Il mercato rionale" (p. 153).

Topics (Sept. 20)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: la smorfia (click to see the dreams read in class during this activity).
Readings: "Il mercato all'aperto" (p. 152), and "Il mercato rionale" (p. 153). Questions.
Activity: telephone numbers.
Review: what time is it?
Activity: what time is it?
Quiz n.2 (click to see or download, in Acrobat format).

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 3 in .html, Web version: Monday, Sept. 18, and Wednesday, Sept. 20.
- week 3 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Sept. 18, and Wednesday, Sept. 20.
- week 3 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Sept. 18 (size: 3.98 MB!), and Wednesday, Sept. 20, (size: 1.96 MB).

Download or listen online to audio files with readings from this week, in any one of these formats:
- "Il mercato" (1:10, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- "Il mercato" (1:10, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).
- "Il lotto italiano" (1:05, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- "Il lotto italiano" (1:05, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).

Assignments (due Monday, Sept. 25)
Grammar: the numbers (p. 158), reflexive verbs (pp. 160-161), partitive (p. 169).
Exercises from the workbook: pp. 59-60 A, pp. 61-62 D, p. 62 E, p. 65 L, p. 66 N, p. 66 O.
Additional exercise: visit the following link, http://www.lottomatica.it/lotto/smorfia/smorfiaSogni.html, type in the description of a dream that you had (min. 30 words), and generate the numbers to play at the lotto. Print the page with the description of your dream and the results. Hand in both pages in class, on Monday.
NB: to hand in the exercises from the workbook, tear off the pages with the exercises, complete the exercises following the instructions, and staple the pages together. Don't forget to include your name on top of the pages.

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Week 4 (Sept. 25, Sept. 27)

Topics (Sept. 25)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: your height.
Grammar: the partitive.
Activity: at the market.
Grammar: reflexive verbs.
"La rivincita delle Rossellini: Elettra vendica Isabella" (La Repubblica, 14 settembre 2006).
The results of the second quiz.

Topics (Sept. 27)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: ordering from a menu, asking for details.
Reading: "La rivincita delle Rossellini: Elettra vendica Isabella" (La Repubblica, 14 settembre 2006).
Review: reflexive verbs.
Activity: at what time... (the days of the week).
Reading: Description and menu from the Ristorante-Pizzeria Tristano e Isotta, Genoa (http://www.tristanoeisotta.com/).
Activity: dishes and ingredients (the partitive).
Quiz n.3 (click to see or download, in Acrobat format).

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 4 in .html, Web version: Monday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 27.
- week 4 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 27.
- week 4 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Sept. 25 (size: 17.4 MB!), and Wednesday, Sept. 27, (size: 4.7 MB).

Download or listen online to audio files with readings from this week, in any one of these formats:
- "La rivincita delle Rossellini: Elettra vendica Isabella" (2:56, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- "La rivincita delle Rossellini: Elettra vendica Isabella" (2:56, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).

Assignments (due Wednesday, Oct. 4)
Exercises from the textbook: p. 170 P, Q and R, p. 162 B and E.

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Week 5 (Oct. 4)

Topics (Oct. 4)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: ordering from a menu, planning for a formal meal with guests.
Review: reflexive verbs.
Activity: at what time... (the train table).
Grammar: formal and informal imperative.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 5 in .html, Web version: Wednesday, Oct. 4.
- week 5 in Acrobat (.pdf): Wednesday, Oct. 4.
- week 5 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Wednesday, Oct. 4, (size: 27.8 MB!).

Download or listen online to audio files with readings from this week, in any one of these formats:
- Description and menu from the Ristorante-Pizzeria Tristano e Isotta, Genoa (5:11, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- Description and menu from the Ristorante-Pizzeria Tristano e Isotta, Genoa (5:11, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).

Assignments (due Monday, Oct. 9)
Grammar: the imperative, informal (pp. 163-164) and formal (p. 167).
Vocabulary: the family (pp. 180-181).
Exercises from the workbook: p. 63 G, H, I, p. 64 K.
Additional exercise (written; length: 50-100 words): describe your favorite restaurant and its cuisine (what you like to eat there, the ingredients of your favorite dish, etc.).

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Week 6 (Oct. 9, Oct. 11)

Topics (Oct. 9)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: jobs and professions, lexicon divided by suffixes. Simple dialogue on job experiences.
Review: reflexive verbs in the past tense.
Review: formal and informal imperative, all the forms (regular and irregular verbs).
Activity: Simon says.
Reading: two simple Italian recipes.
Activity: writing recipes.
Grammar: "dovere, potere e volere."

Topics (Oct. 11)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: various questions.
Short reading: "Il colloquio di lavoro" (available inside the presentation.
Quiz n.3: results and statistics.
Grammar: "questo e quello."
Grammar: direct pronouns.
Quiz n.4 (click to see or download, in Acrobat format).

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 6 in .html, Web version: Monday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 11.
- week 6 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 11.
- week 6 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Download or listen online to audio files with readings from this week, in any one of these formats:
- two simple Italian recipes (2:00, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- two simple Italian recipes (2:00, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).

Assignments (due Monday, Oct. 16)
Grammar: "dovere, potere e volere" (pp. 184-185), "questo e quello" (pp. 190-191), direct object pronouns (pp. 186-188).
Vocabulary: travel (p. 182).
Readings: "Una cena in famiglia" (p. 177), and "La famiglia italiana" (p. 179).
Exercises from the workbook: p. 71 E, pp. 71-72 F, p. 72 G, H, p. 73 J, pp. 73-74 K.

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Week 7 (Oct. 16, Oct. 18)

Topics (Oct. 16)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Quiz n.4: results and statistics.
Warm up: talking about the the family.
Activity: at the store ("questo" and "quello," direct pronouns).
Review: the imperative, how to give directions.
Activity: giving directions on a map of Rome.
Reading: "La famiglia italiana" (p. 179).
Grammar: negative expressions.
Reading: blackboard writings of the Italian Bart Simpson.

Topics (Oct. 18)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: if you are in a bad mood, you are in good company...
Activity: descriptions and comparisons ("questo" and "quello," direct pronouns).
Review: formal and informal imperative, how to give directions.
Activity: giving directions on a map of Rome.
Grammar: negative expressions.
Grammar: imperfect indicative.
Quiz n.5.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 7 in .html, Web version: Monday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 18.
- week 7 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 18.
- week 7 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Oct. 16 (size: 9.9 MB!), and Wednesday, Oct. 18 (size: 10.2 MB!).

Download or listen online to audio files with readings from this week, in any one of these formats:
- "Il colloquio di lavoro" (1:39, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- "Il colloquio di lavoro" (1:39, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).

Assignments (due Monday, Oct. 23)
Grammar: imperfect (pp. 206-207), negative expressions (p. 210).
Vocabulary: generic (p. 200), the weather (pp. 203, 205).
Readings: "Un anno all'estero" (p. 199).
Exercises from the workbook: p. 77 A, B, p. 78 C, D, p. 79 E, F.

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Week 8 (Oct. 23, Oct. 25)

Topics (Oct. 23)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Quiz n.5: results and statistics.
Warm up: looking at pictures from Rome (direct pronouns).
Grammar: "sapere e conoscere."
Activity: questions (general knowledge, direct pronouns).
Reading: "Un anno all'estero" (p. 199).
Grammar: imperfect and passato prossimo.
Activity: storytelling ("imperfetto e passato prossimo").

Topics (Oct. 25)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: questions and answers (direct pronouns, negative expressions).
Activity: storytelling (imperfect indicative, "imperfetto e passato prossimo").
The stories written by the students (click to read the stories written in Italian during this activity).
Quiz n.6.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 8 in .html, Web version: Monday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 25.
- week 8 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 25.
- week 8 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Oct. 23 (size: 4.6 MB), and Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Download or listen online to audio files with readings from this week, in any one of these formats:
- "Un anno all'estero" (2:01, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- "Un anno all'estero" (2:01, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).

Assignments (due Monday, Oct. 30)
Grammar: "imperfetto e passato prossimo" (pp. 228-29), "sapere e conoscere" (pp. 234-235), plural of nouns and adjectives (pp. 231-232).
Vocabulary: generic (p. 222), clothing etc. (pp. 225-226).
Readings: "La tabaccheria" (p. 218), "Ad una mostra cinematografica" (p. 220), "Vestire bene" (pp. 242-243).
Exercises from the workbook: p. 86 C, D, p. 87 E, F, p. 88 G, H, p. 89 I.

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Week 9 (Oct. 30, Nov. 1)

Topics (Oct. 30)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Quiz n.6: results and statistics.
Warm up: questions and answers (direct pronouns).
Reading: "Intervista a Mariano Apicella".
Activity: summarizing ("imperfetto e passato prossimo"). Click here to read the summaries of the interview written by the students in class.
Grammar: singular and plural.

Topics (Nov. 1)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: questions and answers (piacere).
Grammar: singular and plural.
Review: singular and plural.
Activity: watching scenes from Roberto Benigni's movies.
Reading: Scenes from Roberto Benigni's movies.
Quiz n.7.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 9 in .html, Web version: Monday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Nov. 1.
- week 9 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Nov. 1.
- week 9 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Download or listen online to audio files with readings from this week, in any one of these formats:
- "Intervista a Mariano Apicella" (4:20, mp3 [stereo, 128 Kbps]).
- "Intervista a Mariano Apicella" (4:20, RealAudio [mono, 32 Kbps]).

Assignments (due Monday, Nov. 6)
Grammar: "piacere" (pp. 257-258), "Verbi riflessivi con significato di reciprocità" (pp. 260-261).
Vocabulary: the human body (pp. 250-251), personal objects (p. 252).
Readings: "Il cinema italiano" (p. 223), "Milano" (p. 240).
Exercises from the workbook: p. 93 A, pp. 93-94 B, p. 94 C, p. 96 F, G, p. 98 J, K.

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Week 10 (Nov. 6, Nov. 8)

Topics (Nov. 6)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Quiz n.7: results and statistics.
Warm up: questions and answers (indirect pronouns).
Readings (in groups): "Una cena in famiglia" (p. 177), "La tabaccheria" (p. 218), "Ad una mostra cinematografica" (p. 220), "Vestire bene" (pp. 242-243), "Il cinema italiano" (p. 223), "Milano" (p. 240).
Activity: summarizing one of the readings ("imperfetto e passato prossimo").
The summaries of the readings that were done by the students (click to read all the summaries written during this activity).
Grammar: indirect pronouns.

Topics (Nov. 8)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: singular and plural.
Activity: a survey (piacere).
The surveys done by the students (click to read all the surveys completed during this activity).
Activity: an interview.
Activity: a heated exchange.
Quiz n.8.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 10 in .html, Web version: Monday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 8.
- week 10 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 8.
- week 10 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 8.

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Assignments (due Monday, Nov. 13)
Grammar: disjunctive or tonic pronouns (pp. 213-214), indirect pronouns (pp. 253-255).
Vocabulary: generic (p. 246).
Readings: "La settimana bianca" (p. 245), "Torino" (p. 267).
Exercises from the workbook: p. 99 L, p. 100 N, O.
Exercises from the textbook: p. 214 L, p. 256 C.

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Week 11 (Nov. 13, Nov. 15)

Topics (Nov. 13)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Quiz n.8: results and statistics.
Warm up: questions and answers (indirect pronouns).
Readings: "Chi gioca?" (p. 270), "Gli sport in Italia" (p. 273).
Activity: writing a movie plot with past tenses.
The movie sinopses that were written by the students.
Grammar: disjunctive or tonic pronouns.

Topics (Nov. 15)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: hangman.
Activity: an interview, or a heated exchange.
The interviews and the store scenes that were written by the students.
Review: imperfect and passato prossimo.
Grammar: future.
Quiz n.9.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 11 in .html, Web version: Monday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 15.
- week 11 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 15.
- week 11 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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Assignments (due Monday, Nov. 20)
Grammar: future (pp. 276-278).
Vocabulary: generic (p. 272), sport (pp. 274-275).
Readings: "Chi gioca?" (p. 270), "Gli sport in Italia" (p. 273).
Exercises from the workbook: p. 101 A, pp. 101-102 B, p. 103 D, E, p. 104 F.

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Week 12 (Nov. 20)

Topics (Nov. 20)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Quiz n.9: results and statistics.
Warm up: hangman.
Conversation: yesterday, tomorrow.
Readings: Latest news from La Repubblica.
Activity: writing a short article on a recent event.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 12 in .html, Web version: Monday, Nov. 20.
- week 12 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Nov. 20.
- week 12 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Nov. 20 (size: 1.56 MB).

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Assignments (due Monday, Nov. 27)
Readings: "Gli Italiani e lo sport" (p. 289).
Exercises from the textbook: p. 278 A, p. 279 B, D.

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Week 13 (Nov. 27, Nov. 29)

Topics (Nov. 27)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Warm up: conversation.
Reading: a scene from the script of the movie Johnny Stecchino.
Grammar: usage and meanings of ne.

Topics (Nov. 29)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: at the store.
Activity: commenting recent events using the future.
Grammar: usage and meanings of ne, ci.
Quiz n.10.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 13 in .html, Web version: Monday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 29.
- week 13 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 29.
- week 13 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 29.

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Assignments (due Monday, Dec. 4)
Grammar: "Il pronome ne e l'avverbio ci" (pp. 283-284).
Exercises from the textbook: p. 284 N, p. 285 O, P, Q.

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Week 14 (Dec. 4, Dec. 6)

Topics (Dec. 4)
Lecture plan; announcements.
Quiz n.10: results and statistics.
Warm up: conversation (the future, ci and ne).
Reading: Io non ho paura.
Grammar: the trapassato prossimo.
Activity: the use of verbs in different tenses.

Topics (Dec. 6)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: game.
Activity: the use of verbs in different tenses inside a sequence.
Review: the present tense.
Review: the numbers.
Activity: the numbers, ne.
Review: the "trapassato prossimo".
Quiz n.11.

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 14 in .html, Web version: Monday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 6.
- week 14 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 6.
- week 14 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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Assignments (due Monday, Dec. 11)
Grammar: the trapassato prossimo (p. 281).
Exercises from the textbook: p. 282 I, J, L.

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Week 15 (Dec. 11, Dec. 13)

Topics (Dec. 11)
Lecture plan; announcements. The final exam.
Quiz n.11: results and statistics.
Warm up: guess the title of this movie...
Review: partitives, imperative, demonstratives.
Review: sapere and conoscere, storytelling, piacere.

Topics (Dec. 13)
Lecture plan.
Warm up: conversation.
Review: the pronouns.
Review: negative expressions.
Quiz n.12 (make-up quiz).
Quiz n.13 (make-up quiz).

Download or see online the lecture notes for this week, in any one of these formats:
- week 15 in .html, Web version: Monday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 13.
- week 15 in Acrobat (.pdf): Monday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 13.
- week 15 in PowerPoint (.ppt): Monday, Dec. 11, and Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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Assignments
This is the last week of the semester. There are no new assignments.

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Syllabus

ITL112 -- ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II

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Instructor: Dr. Andrea Fedi.
Office hours (rm. 1148, Humanities building): Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 4:00-5:00, and by appointment. Telephone: (631) 632-7449 [there is no voice-mail; to leave an urgent message you can call Marie Sweatt, the secretary of the Department of European Languages, at (631) 632-7440].
E-mail: afedi@ms.cc.sunysb.edu

Textbook: Merlonghi, Merlonghi, Tursi and O’Connor. Oggi in Italia (with Oggi in Italia: Workbook / Lab Manual / Video Manual). Boston-New York: Houghton and Mifflin, 2002 (7th edition). [We will cover chapters 7-12.]

Grades will be determined according to the following scale:

10% class participation and attendance
10% homework assignments
10% journal (due Dec. 18)
30% quizzes (see all the dates in the Calendar)
40% final exam (Dec. 18, 5:15-7:15; location: library N3085)

Attendance is essential. Since new material is introduced with each lecture, missing even just a few classes may have a serious effect on your grades. Attendance will be monitored using an attendance sheet.

Participation is assessed on the basis of in-class readings, conversations and other activities; questions and comments made during class lectures are also taken into consideration for the participation component of the grade.

Homework will be assigned every week, and is due the next Monday. Since new vocabulary and new material are introduced every time the class meets, it is important to practice Italian regularly, and to return the assignments in a timely fashion.

On Dec. 18, students must hand in the final draft of their journal, which should include at least 2 entries (3-10 lines each), in Italian or sometimes in English, for every week of the semester (with the exception of the first and last week, and the week of Thanksgiving). On this journal you can write in Italian about your life, about books you read or movies you see, songs you like, etc.; occasionally you can write in English about your progress and about the problems that you may encounter learning the Italian language. During the semester you can show me your journal on a regular basis, and I will give you suggestions for improvement.

Quizzes will be 1-2 pages long. Time allowed for the completion of each quiz will be 15’-20’. Only the 10 highest grades will be counted. Only one make-up quiz will be offered, at the end of the semester.

The final exam is cumulative. It will be 6-8 pages long.

While doing your assignments, if you quote from the Internet or any other source, please remember that you must use quotation marks and you must provide exact references for all your sources. All students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic honesty. There will be no excuses accepted for plagiarism, cheating, or any other act which suggests that you have not fulfilled your academic responsibilities in this course; please refer to the Web site of the Academic Judiciary Committee for further details. All suspected incidents of academic dishonesty will be vigorously pursued.

If you have a physical, psychiatric, medical or learning disability that may impact on your ability to carry out assigned course work, you are encouraged to contact the staff in the Disabled Student Services office (DSS), 632-6748/TDY or visit the DSS page. DSS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of a disability is confidential.

Topics: for a complete list of topics, readings and assignments, visit the section entitled Lectures, on this page.

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General bibliography

This bibliography is made available to you for reference.

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Italian dictionaries

De Mauro, Tullio (2000). Il dizionario della lingua italiana. Torino: Paravia.

Zingarelli, Nicola (2006). Lo Zingarelli 2007. Vocabolario della lingua italiana. Bologna: Zanichelli.

Bilingual dictionaries

AA.VV.(2001). Oxford Paravia. Il dizionario inglese-italiano, italiano-inglese. Torino: Paravia.

AA.VV.(2005). Il Grande Dizionario Hazon di Inglese 2006. Milano: Garzanti.

Ragazzini, Giuseppe (2006). Ragazzini 2007. Dizionario inglese-italiano, italiano-inglese. Bologna: Zanichelli.

Advanced grammars

Maiden, Martin and Cecilia Robustelli (2000). A Reference Grammar of Modern Italian. Chicago: McGraw-Hill.

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