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Italian 203- Intermediate-Advanced
Lorenzo de' Medici - Florence
Florence, Italy

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Italian 200 Italian 6 80 Two to three semester of college level Italian or equivalent

This is the fourth of six levels, and is for those students who already have an active knowledge of the main structures of the Italian language. Students can already understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters, can take part spontaneously in conversations on familiar topics that are of personal interest or pertinent to everyday-life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). Course description and objectives: by completing the study of more complex language structures, students will be able to describe dreams, hopes, and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. This level enables the students to understand the main points of many radio and TV programs on current affairs, the main point of selected newspapers and magazines articles and literary passages. Grammar: Review of the previous levels. Indicative tenses. Past Conditional. Subjunctive: tenses and usage. Passive form. If-clauses. Implicit forms. Some areas covered: Italian society: media - family - North/South. Fashion. Immigration in Italy. Italian towns. Stereotypes. Famous Italians. Typical Italian products. Music. Readings of Italian fables and literary passages.

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