Italian 2 / 3 Syllabus
Teacher- Signora Zitz 896-6700 ext. 30016
Themes: Students have already encountered these topics in Junior High school and have a certain familiarity with them. This year, however, we will expand and explore these themes in greater depth. Special emphasis will be placed on more complex grammatical structure that will lead to an increased ability to communicate competently in Italian.
- Personal & Public Identities
- Families & Communities
- Contemporary Life-
- Beauty & Aesthetics & the Arts
We will also enrich and enhance our knowledge of vocabulary, unique linguistic expressions and cultural mannerism. Listening and speaking will be the most important part of each class session, as well as relevant readings and individualized writing assignments.
Prerequisite for level 2: Must have passed Italian 8, Italian 1 or the equivalent
Prerequisite for level 3- must have passed Italian 2
Assessments: Level 2- a final exam will be administered
Level 3 - All students in this course will take the local NYS Regents exam in the foreign Language in June. Students must pass this course and the exam in order to qualify for an Advanced Regents Diploma. If a student fails the exam, but passes the class, he must retake the exam.
Areas Of Study: These courses prepare students for NYS Education Department's Checkpoint B proficiency. Topics, functions and situations remain the same as in all levels, but are approached in a broader and deeper maner. Expanding vocabulary and an increasing understanding of more complicated verb forms and grammatical concepts allow the students to communicate more effectively and understand the Italian Language in authentic situations.