The course is designed to meet the needs and interests of highly motivated beginner students looking for a full immersion experience in Italian language, culture and everyday life. The course combines two semesters of language in one course (Italian 1001 and Italian 1002) and is a well-balanced combination of structured classes and on-site experiential learning. Students will learn grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts based on everyday situations to make them able to communicate and function in a new environment right away. On-site classes and guided field assignments will encourage students to practice what they learn in class, interacting with locals and exploring the city. The regular presence of Italian college students as tutors, both in and outside of class, will enhance the full immersion experience. Our tutors support students for oral practice, homework, onsite assignments and more than anything else to navigate daily life as Romans do.
Students who are interested in this course must register for at least two other courses, for a minimum of 14 credits.