Advanced (B1)

Overview
The advanced level is divided into three courses (301, 302, 303). Classes for each course meet once a week over a period of 9 weeks. It will take one year and approximately 90 hours of study (60 hours in the classroom and approximately 40 minutes at home per/week) to complete all three advanced-level courses and their accompanying text, Allegro 3.

Italian 301
Text: Allegro 3
Course Description

After completing Italian 301, students will be able to:

  • talk about their experience in learning Italian
  • describe a city and its problems
  • discuss the utility/uselessness of public projects
  • argue with someone else
  • express agreement or disagreement

At the grammatical level, students will be able to use:

  • past perfect tense, object pronouns, negative prefixes, past conditional tense, 'remote' past tense, possessive pronouns

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Italian 302
Text: Allegro 3
Course Description

After completing Italian 302, students will be able to:

  • make suppositions
  • formulate justifications
  • discuss the media and publicity campaigns
  • understand and tell fables
  • understand and summarize literary themes

At the grammatical level, students will be able to use:

  • past subjunctive tense, future anterior tense, imperfect subjunctive tense, subjunctive with relative superlatives, passive uses of essere and venire

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Italian 303
Text: Allegro 3
Course Description

After completing Italian 303, students will be able to:

  • family politics in Italy and their own countries
  • explain the evolution of the family in Italy
  • formulate improbable hypotheses
  • describe their relationship to traditional and nontraditional holidays
  • write a brief situation/role play

At the grammatical level, students will be able to use:

  • impersonal form of reflexive verbs, the suffix -bile, absolute superlative forms, pronouns with the gerund, magari and mica, hypothetical expressions

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Italian 304
Text: Allegro 3
Course Description

After completing Italian 304, students will be able to:

  • discuss environment problems and propose solutions
  • talk about personal qualities and defects
  • express opinions with respect to healthy eating habits
  • understand tourist materials
  • describe tourist attractions and cultural events

At the grammatical level, students will be able to use:

  • past tense of the gerund, past perfect subjunctive form, third person plural in impersonal forms, indirect interrogatives, passive use of andare

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Published class times are based on a minimum of four students. If class enrollment is less than four, we reserve the right to cancel the class or reduce class time.