Italian 1

Schema di lavoro (Syllabus) 2013-2014

Signora Fannell

All sections require that students incorporate the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes of communication. Textbook used is Sentieri.

To continue to develop proficiency in the four communicative language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing by means of
o Acquisition of new and broader thematic vocabulary structures
o Review of grammatical concepts in meaningful contexts
o New grammatical structures presented and practiced through written and communicative activities
o Concrete practice of repeated oral and written drills
o Different perspectives of regional and nationwide Italian culture that determine the products and practice.


Unit 1
o Nouns & articles
o Subject pronouns
o Adjectives and agreement
o Telling time
o Numbers and colors
o Vocabulary associated with school, college and greetings.
o Culture: addressing people in a familiar and formal ways.

Unit 2
o Regular –ARE, -ERE and –IRE ending verbs
o Irregulars verbs andare, fare, stare and dare
o Verb “avere” (to have)
o Verb “piacere” (to like)
o Vocabulary associated with pastimes, sport, outdoor activities, and weather.
o Culture: the most famous sport in Italy “Il calcio”
Unit 3
o Possessives adjectives
o Articles and prepositions
o Interrogative words
o Demonstrative adjectives
o Vocabulary associated with family and friends.
o Culture: Italians around the world.

Unit 4
o Verbs dovere, potere and volere
o Tense: Il passato prossimo con avere
o The verbs dire, uscire, and venire
o Disjunctive pronouns
o The verbs conoscere and sapere
o Vocabulary associated with technology, shopping, and fashion.
o Culture: “la casa della moda” in Milan.
*If time allows a "Cultural Reading" and/or the movie "Cinema Paradiso" will take place.
Last Modified on February 8, 2014