• Italian I


    Course Description

    This first year course stresses is a communicative introduction to the Italian language using an oral-aural approach.  Each unit includes conversation, reading, and structure, integration of vocabulary study, pronunciation and listening practice through experiential learning.  Culture is emphasized in reading passages, photos, newspaper articles, magazines, and through hands-on experiences in the classroom provided by the teacher.  Students are exposed to the basics of practical conversation through units of study using three modes of communication; interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational, and to the character, lifestyle, and social customs of Italian people.


    General Goals

    The Italian I course will help prepare students to demonstrate their level of Italian proficiency across three communicative modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) and the five goal areas outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities).  The study of a language strengthens critical-thinking skills through problem solving, conceptualizing, and reasoning and enhances the ability to see connections between the various disciplines by incorporating visual and performing arts, health and physical education, language arts literacy, mathematics, science and social studies and workplace readiness into the language classroom.  The program’s goal is to enable students to become multilingual and multicultural resources for American and international businesses based in the state of New Jersey.


    Materials (may include but are not limited to…):          

    • Oggi in Italia – 6th edition, Houghton Mifflin Co 1998
    • Percorsi
    • Dictionary
    • Films



    • (20 %) Interpretive
    •  (20 %) Interpersonal
    •  (20 %) Presentational
    •  (40%)  Class Participation     

    (Includes:  homework, oral participation exclusively in Spanish, preparedness, attendance, etc.)



    Extra Help:  I am very flexible; simply make me aware! 


    Contact:  Via email rfiordilino@ridgefieldschools.com


    All school policies are strictly enforced (i.e.:  attendance, discipline, etc).