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Course Credit by Examination
ITAL 1110—Elementary Italian I

Four Semester Hours

CC 9/16


University Requisite: WARNING: No credit for this course if taken after the following: ITAL 1120 or ITAL 2000 or 3000 level

Course Descriptions

This is the first course of the two-semester, first-year sequence in Italian. You will learn the basic grammar and vocabulary and develop skills in reading and writing Italian.

Textbook and Supplies

Lébano, Edoardo. Italian: A Self-Teaching Guide. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. [ISBN: 9780471359616]

This self-teaching course guide includes an appendix with the answers to all textbook exercises, an appendix with regular and irregular verbs, and an Italian–English vocabulary. It is recommended that all the material be carefully and thoroughly studied and all the written exercises completed and checked with the answer keys that are available. Please refer to the “Preface” and “Pronunciation Guide” sections at the beginning of the textbook for a full explanation on how to successfully use the textbook.

Reading Assignments

In order to successfully complete the exam, student must study textbook chapters 1–4 and do every exercise in the chapters. Work can be checked in the answer key at the back of the book. Extra exercises for more practice are included in the appendix of this course guide.

Suggested Purchase

You will find it helpful to have an Italian dictionary for use while studying. Suggested options:

  • Collins Italian Dictionary [ISBN: 9780061260490]
  • Oxford Italian Dictionary [ISBN: 9780199663132]

Nature of the Examinations

The examination covers lesson 1 through lesson 4 of the text. You will have three
hours to complete the exam. The exam consists of exercises and tasks that are similar to the ones completed in the textbook and in the appendix of this course guide. You will not be examined on cultural content. You will not be allowed to use any books or supplemental materials when taking the exam. All necessary materials will be provided to you when you take the exam.