Italian Language Skills

Recognition of Achievement

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Overview

Learn to listen, speak, read and write fluently in Italian! Our comprehensive Italian program examines various aspects of verbal and written communication - including vocabulary, sound patterns, and sentence structures - thus building proficiency and refining conversational skills in Italian. Students will explore Italian culture and social conventions and participate in interactive, practical lessons designed to advance their personal and professional development.

Upon successful completion of four consecutive levels of Italian, students may apply for a Recognition of Achievement in Italian Language Skills.

Note: Students may not use Italian as a course credit towards a diploma or certificate if Italian is her/his first language. Seneca College reserves the right to remove students from courses if the student possesses Italian language abilities above the level of enrolment.

Placement Assessment

Students with prior knowledge of Italian must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact the students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.

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Curriculum

LGE111
Italian Language Skills 1
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of Italian. Interactive classroom participation enables students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to communicate in the classroom and in real-life situations. Cultural awareness is expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of Italian culture in different regions.

Please note: Students with prior knowledge of Italian must register in LGE001 for a placement assessment. The Program Assistant will contact students via email to arrange a free assessment for accurate placement.




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LGE212
Italian Language Skills 2
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LGE111 or placement via LGE001

A continuation of LGE111, this course solidifies and builds Italian language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities enables students to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The unique characteristics of Italian-speaking regions are further explored.




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LGE313
Italian Language Skills 3
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LGE212 or placement via LGE001

Italian Language Skills 3 develops and reinforces previously learned Italian language acquisition within a cultural framework. Focus is on both oral fluency and the written language. Cultural awareness of Italian-speaking regions is further expanded.




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LGE414
Italian Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE313 or placement via LGE001

Italian Language Skills 4 reinforces previously acquired language skills and introduces more complex structures. The course focuses on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Cultural awareness of various Italian-speaking regions will be further expanded.




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LGE515
Italian Language Skills 5
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LGE414 or placement via LGE001

In Italian Language Skills 5, students explore various topics of mutual interest and lead or actively participate in spontaneous discussions. Advanced vocabulary and grammar structures are introduced and applied in order to communicate successfully for both personal and professional purposes. Students continue to expand their knowledge of Italian culture and its impact on the world.




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LGE617
Themes in Italian Language
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LGE515 or placement via LGE001

In this course, students enhance their Italian conversation skills through weekly discussions on current issues. Emphasis is placed on overall fluency, including vocabulary development, listening skills, and pronunciation.




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Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Sara Potkonjak
Academic Program Manager
Sara.Potkonjak@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682


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