In this course students will be introduced to the basic skills required for comprehension, conversation, reading and writing of the Italian language. They will also have the opportunity to explore the Italian culture.
This course is a continuation of the basic skills mastered in Level I with emphasis placed on oral and written expression. There will be a chance to study the culture of Italy as well as develop an appreciation of the contributions of the Italian-speaking community within the United States.
In addition to strengthening oral and written expression, this course will enable students to sharpen their skills in auditory and reading comprehension. Participation in the culture of the Italian-speaking world through the arts and media will be encouraged. Students will take a three-year Regents examination upon completion of this course.
This course will afford students the opportunity to hone their conversational skills through the reading of dialogues critiques, stories, and letters as well as introduce them to Italian literature. They will have a chance to communicate through discussions, debates, plays, et al. They are encouraged to enjoy the Italian language, its people, and customs by exploring their lifestyles and sentiments through their language.