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Italian 2 Language and Culture (Honors)

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Subject Categories:
Global Language, Honors

Italian is the mellifluous language of music and poetry. It is considered one of the most beautiful languages in the world, and so it is also enjoyable to learn and speak. This course continues to build on the initial proficiency students developed in Italian 1. The goal of this course is to continue to build and strengthen the student’s confidence, and skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing. During class the students will be encouraged to participate and communicate with simple sentences and good pronunciation. Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to handle short interactions in everyday situations, comprehend written sentences and texts, make short spontaneous presentations on familiar topics in class, and write short paragraphs. Students will also continue to explore Italian culture and geography through special research projects each semester.

Grade Levels*:
9, 10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Notes and Conditions

Alternating Years: This course is taught in alternating years with Italian 1 at the same days and times. Plan to start in Italian 1 in a year it is offered and continue to Italian 2 at the same days and times the next year. This course is offered next in 2023-24 and planned again for 2025-26.

“I have taken Italian with TPS for two years now, and I am genuinely sad it is over. The teacher has been one of my favorites. She is so understanding, and builds trust with her students. The course not only covered many grammar rules and how and when to use them, but also the ten regions of Italy we did not study last year. She made the class personal from her experiences in these regions, and helped explain all the more abstract Italian phrases (sayings that do not make sense when directly translated to English) from a native Italian’s point of view. She took the time and effort to truly connect with the students. She made the class interactive and creative with her recipes and tried to immerse us in the culture as much as possible.”

Joanna B

“Fun, enjoyable, and interesting class. I learned all about Italian culture, cooking, and the language itself. I would highly recommend!”

Kyle O

“I would recommend this course. Even though I’ve lived in Italy for five years, I still felt like I learned something. Also, the homework is challenging but not impossible which is awesome.”

Eli S

“Italian is going to be a lot of fun because not only are you learning the Italian language, but also Italian culture as well. There will be cooking videos, in which you follow instructions to cook an Italian dish, cultural researches, in which you research about something from Italy and then create a document about it and share it, and virtual tours of various regions of Italy. You’ll love it.”

Andrew B
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