Fabio Girelli-Carasi

FALL 2015

ITALIAN 1030  (CODE 14846)

Fabio Girelli-Carasi
Office: B 4304

OFFICE HOURS
WED 2.15 - 3.30
THU 11.00-12.30
&
by chance and by appointment

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CALENDAR

I reserve the right to modify the syllabus as needed.

All assignment will be posted timely on the course homepage.

WED SEPT. 2
Introduction; basic expressions; greetings; syllabus; Oggi&Domani
WEEK 1 Review:  verb conjugations - PRESENT  -ARE -ERE -IRE

Morphology: Masc. Fem. Sing. Plur.

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WEEK 2

 

 

Review: irregular verbs - PRESENT: -ARE, -ERE, -IRE

Morphology: adjectives.

Headlines, media, videos.

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WEEK 3

 

 

 

PASSATO PROSSIMO

Morphology: Sentence structure.

Headlines, media, videow. READING: Pinocchio

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WEEK 4

 

IMPERFETTO

Reading and writing: the mechanics of writing. Question formation. Main and dependent clauses.

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WEEK 5

 

Semantic area and idomatic expression: greetings, weather, telling time, seasons.

Videos, headlines. READING: Calvino, comics. WRITING: dialogue.

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WEEK 6

 

Prepositions, adverbs, function words (locative, temporal)

Reading: Calvino "Citta' invisibili" - Traveling. Observation. Writing: describe vs. narrate.

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WEEK 7

 

CATCH UP WEEK.

The assignments will focus on areas in need of review.

WEEK 8

 

ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW: practice.

Aural comprehension: songs, videos. Reading: Calvino. Writing: Description, definitions.

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WEEK 9

 

Pronominal system. Personal pronouns, direct and oblique object.

Writing: subordinate clauses. Listening: songs, videos.

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WEEK 10 Pronominal System: relative and interrogative pronouns.

Writing: subordinate relative clauses. Indirect interrogative.  Reading: Calvino - Pinocchio.

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WEEK 11

 

Semantic areas: History and memories.

Narration in the past. The PASSATO REMOTO.

Reading: PRIMO LEVI. Video: interviews.

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WEEK 12

 

SUBJUNCTIVE: uses and modes of the subjunctive. Passive identification subjunctive forms. Dependent clauses.

Reading: Calvino. Buzzati. Writing: Objective clause, subjunctive clauses.

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WEEK 13

 

CONDITIONAL AND HYPOTHETICAL CLAUSES

Passive identification. Hypothesis.

Reading: Le citta' invisibili. Writing: IF/THEN clauses (possibility in the present).

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WEEK 14  ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW