The Department of French and Italian

Silvia Luongo


LecturerMA in Foreign Languages for International Communication (Specialization in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language), Università di Bergamo - Italy

Lecturer, Italian Studies

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Cultural Mediation, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching

Biography


Silvia Luongo, Lecturer
Education: MA in Foreign Languages for International Communication - Università di Bergamo - Italy (Specialization in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language).
Interests: Cultural Mediation, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. 

Courses


ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37440 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.208
Hybrid/Blended

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

37445 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.122
Hybrid/Blended

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

 

 

ITL F601C • Beginning Italian-Wb

81039 • Summer 2021
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM
Internet; Synchronous

ITL 601C

 

All instructors of ITL 601 are available to all students of 601 for questions about the material during their office hours. A list of all office hours will be posted on Canvas.

601 Supervisor: Amanda Bush, PhD; amanda.bush@utexas.edu

For information about majoring and minoring in Italian, please contact Prof. Antonella D. Olson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor adolson@austin.utexas.edu and Heather Peterson, Associate Academic Advisor heather_peterson@austin.utexas.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION

TEXTBOOK:
Melucci, Tognozzi. Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian, 2nd edition (with access code to MindTap)

Adorni, Primorac. English Grammar for Students of Italian, 2nd edition.

Recommended:

www.wordreference.com (free online dictionary)
www.forvo.com (pronunciation dictionary)


Course objectives:
In ITL 601 C, we will cover five of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform MindTap.

By the end of ITL 601 C, you will:

  • be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;
  • possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;
  • be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;
  • write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;
  • read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. 

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian-Wb

37065 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 10:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
GC

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 320. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 320.

ITL 611C • Intermediate Italian-Wb

37070 • Spring 2021
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous
GC

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, students will expand the skills they acquired in ITL 601C and by the end of ITL 611C, students will

• Be able to carry on more advanced conversations in Italian with good pronunciation, using all the verb tenses and moods learned in ITL 601C and ITL 611C;

• Possess an increased working vocabulary;

• Understand and be able to discuss more sophisticated cultural topics;

• Read and understand longer essays and authentic Italian literary texts;

• Write increasingly longer compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose.

Class time will be devoted primarily to developing speaking and comprehension skills in the target language; this will be done primarily through in-class group activities: students will be active participants in the learning process. In order to make the most effective use of class time, students are required to have prepared the assigned homework for each given day PRIOR to coming to class; students should expect to spend at least TWO hours every day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week for homework.

This course is for students of Italian who have successfully completed ITL 601C at UT-Austin (with at least a C); consult with your instructor and the undergraduate advisor of the Department of French and Italian if your previous experience with Italian does not include successful completion of ITL 601C.

You must receive a grade of a C or higher (73% or higher) in order to continue on to ITL 320. A grade of a C- is not sufficient to go on to ITL 320.

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian-Wb

35890 • Fall 2020
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

 

 

ITL 601C • Beginning Italian

36440 • Spring 2020
Meets MWF 12:00PM-2:00PM HRH 2.112

Course objectives:

In ITL 601C, we will cover six of the twelve chapters of the textbook Piazza including the exercises assigned on the online platform iLrn.

By the end of ITL 601C, you will:

• be able to carry on a conversation in Italian about basic topics with good pronunciation, using the indicative present and different past tenses;

• possess a sizeable vocabulary of 500-800 words;

• be capable of understanding and discussing simple cultural topics;

• write short compositions in Italian using grammatically correct prose;

• read short essays.

In order to foster the ability to speak and understand the target language in the most effective way, we will mostly use class time for group activities that apply the grammatical notions learned to life-like situations. This kind of higher level exercise will require a constant, active participation from every class member in class and solid preparation at home. For this reason, homework is critical and MUST be completed every day: you should expect to spend at least 2 hours per day, for a total of at least 12 hours every week, on homework.

 

 

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