- Italian 3/4 is a moderately-paced, multi-faceted, and challenging development of advanced conversational Italian and culture through a survey of important events in Italian history, literature, music and film.
- The course runs on the principle of comprehensible input (listening and reading understandable Italian), and with the belief that language is acquired rather than learned. In this way, instructional methods and student work will not resemble those of more traditional language classrooms or other subject matters.
- The course seeks to establish a strong base for continued language development through comprehensible near immersion in the classroom, varied teaching methods , class discussion and conversation, projects, and approximately 30 minutes of reading a night.
- The class encourages student interest in Italian culture through presentations, music, Italian literature, politics, history and art.
- The class will seek to prepare students for the newly re-instated Advanced Placement Italian Language & Culture Exam (AP test) to be administered by the College Board in May.
- The curriculum assumes mastery of basic Italian conversational skills, and seeks to introduce students to more advanced grammar structures as well as more mature cultural topics (e.g. Italian literature, history, & society; Italian-American comparisons of products, practices and perspectives).
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The Expected Classroom Learning Results (ECLRS) review how the class is run, what will be taught, homework expectations, projects, and how students will be assessed. All students and parents should familiarize themselves with this document.