Week 1: Lezione Preliminare

Introductions

Greetings and expressions of courtesy

Titles used when addressing people

Italian Alphabet

Week 2: Lezione Preliminare

Expressions used in the classroom

Classroom vocabulary

Days of the week

Numbers from 1-20

 

Week 3: Lezione Preliminare

Months of the year

Seasons

Numbers from 21-100

Review of lezione preliminiare

 

Week 4: Chapter 1

Places/things in a city

Nouns, gender and number

Indefinite article (how to say a in Italian)

 

Week 5: Chapter 1

Forms of buono (good) that correspond to the definite article

Subject pronouns

Present tense of avere (to have)

 

Week 6: Chapter 1

Idiomatic expressions used with avere

Review of chapter 1

 

Week 7: Chapter 2

Adjectives that describe physical characteristics

Adjectives of nationality

Colors

Present tense of essere (to be)

 

Week 8: Chapter 2

Nota Culturare (cultural note) Italian Schools

Definite article (how to say the in Italian)

Forms of bello (beautiful) that correspond to the definite article

 

 

 

Week 9: Chapter 2

More information on the plural of nouns and adjectives

Reading: In Sicilia

Review of chapter 2

 

Week 10: Chapter 3

Vocabulary based on the family and the university

Present tense of verbs that end in are.

 

Week 11: Chapter 3

Irregular verbs: dare, stare, andare, and fare

Nota Culturare: The Italian University

Possessive adjectives

 

Week 12: Chapter 3

Demonstrative pronouns and adjectives: questo and quello

Review of chapter 3

Reading: In Umbria