This course is for students who have little or no previous instruction in Italian. It strives to teach the language as a means of communication within a context that is both relevant and stimulating for the student. It develops the four basic language skills: comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Student must take and pass a locally developed proficiency exam at the end of the year. Prerequisite: Successful completion of two years of a high school foreign language course and/or the approval of the Language Department. It will only be offered if the enrollment is at least 10.
This course will continue the development of the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Areas of concentration will be grammar, speaking, vocabulary, and writing. Cultural background will be supplied through individual readings, films and slides. This course is designed to meet the requirements that were necessary to pass the Regents Exam. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Italian I or approval of the Language Department.