This course is an introduction to Italian language and culture. Students will master Italian pronunciation and acquire a basic foundation of vocabulary and usage. In addition, students will acquire an appreciation of the diversity of Italian culture across the twenty regions of Italy.
“Il linguaggio e` stato lavorato dagli uomini per intendersi tra loro, non per ingannarsi a vicenda.” (Language has been worked by men to understand each other, not to deceive each other.) -Alessandro Manzoni