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Head of Italian LanguageProf. Giuseppe Tassone 103 Xavier Hall206-296-2456
The Italian program at Seattle University is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the Italian culture, and to learn its beautiful and musical language, while comparing their own language and culture with that of Italy, the boot-shaped European peninsula extending into the Mediterranean Sea. Italy is a fascinating country, and when students learn its language, they gain the exclusive key to access and experience not only its culture (music, art, literature…), but also its modern society, and to become a part of it. Italy is engaged in a dynamic contribution to the global economy (interior design, fashion, gastronomy, lifestyle…), and knowing Italian can open your heart and expand your horizon.
First year Italian
The first year Italian at Seattle University provides a comprehensive introduction to spoken and written Italian. Three language classes per week gradually familiarize the student with grammatical rules and functional skills necessary to communicate. The students will develop an understanding of grammar and pronunciation through continual interaction with their instructor and each other, guided role-play, songs and games, oral and written exercises.
Second year Italian
The second year Italian is designed for students who have successfully completed Italian 135 at Seattle University or the equivalent level at another university. The purpose of this course is to further develop the students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as their knowledge of Italy’s contemporary culture. The emphasis in this course is not so much on learning grammar (as a mechanical exercise) as on the active use of the language. In order to acquire the necessary knowledge of Italian grammar, idiomatic expressions, and vocabulary, students will explore readings, music, film, poetry, newspaper articles and the Internet.
Third year Italian
An introduction to Italian culture and history with emphasis on the reality of today s’ Italy such as: the growing ethnic and cultural diversity, gender roles in society and in the family and the new economy. Course is taught in Italian.
Description: With early advance planning with your faculty adviser, students who are pursuing a major in another department and pursuing a minor in Italian may also be able to study abroad in Italy in a language based program either in a faculty-led program or in a partnership program.
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