• Italian 2


    Course Description

    This second year course stresses the continued development of the three modes of communication:  Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational.  Cultural readings, vocabulary building and grammar study lead to reading and listening comprehension to more advanced conversation and writing.  As students’ skills are increased they take part in more advanced conversational and repeated short original dialogues and skits.  Culture is fused through authentic units integrating Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities


    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).