Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Italian Courses - Summer 2014

Five College – Mount Holyoke Summer Language Courses

Questions about these courses? Contact the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages at fclrc@hfa.umass.edu or 413-542-5264. Ready to register? Registration through Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education is now open.



Summer Session 1: May 27 - July 2, 2014


Elementary Italian I

Instructor: Morena Svaldi
Course Dates:  May 27 – July 2, 2014
Course Meeting Location: Mount Holyoke College
Class Meeting Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Credits: 4
Tuition: $1200
This course will serve as an introduction to Italian language and cultures for students with no previous background in the language or for those who took one or two years of Italian in high school. The course will guide students through basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and linguistic nuances. By the end of the course students should be able to perform standard cultural interactions on familiar topics related to daily life, such as introducing themselves, discussing schedules and classes, describing families and friends, dealing with transportation options, shopping, asking basic questions and processing the answers. They should be able to create sentences and perform short narrations as well as read and understand basic texts. The course focuses on all four skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Ready to register? Registration through Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education is now open.




Summer Session 2: July 8- Aug 13, 2014


Elementary ITALIAN II

Instructor: Arturo Figliola
Course Dates: July 8- Aug 13, 2014
Course Meeting Location: Mount Holyoke College
Class Meeting Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Credits: 4
Tuition: $1200
This course continues the introduction to Italian language and cultures for students who have taken Elementary Italian I or had some previous experience with the language. Students will complete the study of basic grammatical structures and vocabulary. By the end of the course students should be able to perform standard cultural interactions on familiar topics related to themselves and others, read short works of fiction or cultural interest designed for students, interpret authentic language documents such as train schedules and apartment listings, and navigate social situations involving native Italians.  Students should be able to create sentences and paragraphs and in some situations they should be able to deal with an unexpected complication. The course focuses on all four skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Pre-requisite: Elementary Italian I or equivalent.

 Ready to register? Registration through Mount Holyoke Professional and Graduate Education is now open.