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LWICU Italian – Level 2 (University)

Course Details

  • 7. Intl. Languages

PREREQUISITE: Italian, Level 1, Academic

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Classical Studies and International Languages


Course Overview

LWICU online provides opportunities for students to increase their competence and confidence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Italian. Students will communicate about academic and personally relevant topics in increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions and will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through exploring and responding to a variety of oral and written texts. Students will continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse communities in regions of the world where the language is spoken. They will also investigate personal and professional contexts in which knowledge of Italian is required, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

UNIT ONE
La famiglia italiana / The Italian Family

Essential Question: What vocabulary and phrases can I use to talk about my family members and pets? How can I discuss the activities and chores that I do around the house?

In this unit, students will explore different aspects of family life, including: pets, household chores, and family members. Students will practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills by exploring texts, images, and videos on these themes and will practice applying them to their own experiences and environments. Students will also be introduced to new grammar points including prepositions, giving directions, and possessive adjectives.

UNIT TWO
I media italiani / Italian Media

Essential Question: What are the most common types of media in Italy? Which vocabulary and phrases can I use to increase my fluency in conversations about music/television/cinema/literature? How do these compare to the media I interact with in my every day life?

In this unit, students will explore different aspects of Italian media, including: cinema, music, literature, and television. Students will practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills by exploring texts, images, and videos on these themes and will practice applying them to their own experiences and environments. Students will also be introduced to (or review) the following grammar points including: il passato prossimo, l’imperfetto, il trapassato, prossimo, avverbi, preposizioni di tempo.

UNIT THREE
La cultura italiana / Italian Culture

Essential Question: How can I more fluently discuss topics that are popular in Italian culture such as food, art, sports and fashion? What are some key phrases and vocabulary that I can use to engage in conversations on these subjects? Why are these topics of such importance to Italians?

In this unit, students will explore different aspects of Italian culture, including: art, sports, fashion, and food. Students will practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills by exploring texts, images, and videos on these themes and will practice applying them to their own experiences and environments. Students will also be introduced to grammar points including: Il futuro semplice, Il futuro anteriore, Pronomi diretti, Pronomi indiretti, Ci and Ne.

UNIT FOUR
La geografia italiana / Italian Geography

Essential Question: What is Italy's geography composed of? How can I more thoroughly discuss the important geographic locations in Italy? How does Italy's geography contribute to its culture and its people?

In this unit, students will explore different aspects of Italian geography, including: mountains, islands, the sea, and volcanoes. Students will practice their Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills by exploring texts, images, and videos on these themes and will practice applying them to their own experiences and environments. Students will also be introduced to grammar points including: Il condizionale presente, Pronomi doppi, L’imperativo informale, L’imperativo formale.

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