“Survival Italian” is designed as a survival language course with an emphasis on developing the necessary language skills to handle frequent, everyday situations encountered while staying in Italy, and getting students started in Italian.
The course is informal (non-credit), free and open to everyone (students, staff members, and Italian culture and language lovers).
Students will develop basic receptive skills (listening and reading) and basic expressions to communicate in an Italian context. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Participate in a simple conversation on everyday topics;
- Read and pick out important information from authentic texts (e.g., menus, signs, schedules);
- Use and understand essential vocabulary related to everyday life.
The course will be noon-1 p.m. offered every Thursday, starting March 12.