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Saurini, Susanna M. Instructor

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  • Susanna Saurini teaches all levels of language classes. Her classes are not only about learning the language and how to speak it correctly, she also conveys the culture and traditions through articles, readings and she incorporates technology through videos, voice recordings, online discussions, Yabla (which is a great tool to learn the language spoken every day in different accents by native Italian language speakers on current topics, through videos and interactive games). Susanna Saurini is always looking for new ways to not only encourage and motivate students, to better understand the language and culture, but also to make the learning experience enjoyable and rewarding.

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  • ITAL 1010 - Beginning Italian 1 The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are progressively developed in a predominantly oral presentation. Grammatical concepts are explained and practiced through dialogues, written exercises, and conversations. The cultural focus is on the personal world and life of students. Degree credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1050. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 1050 - Fast-Track Italian Two semesters of beginning Italian in one, for students who have studied other languages or have had previous exposure to Italian. Degree credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1010 or ITAL 1020. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 2120 - Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 2 Continuation of ITAL 2110. Some reading in Italian literature and culture with considerable practice in writing and speaking Italian. Fulfills the Graduate School language requirement for the Ph.D. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 1020 - Beginning Italian 2 Continuation of ITAL 1010, with more difficult grammatical concepts explored. The cultural focus shifts to social and civic areas. Credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1050. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 1050 - Fast-Track Italian Two semesters of beginning Italian in one, for students who have studied other languages or have had previous exposure to Italian. Degree credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1010 or ITAL 1020. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 2120 - Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 2 Continuation of ITAL 2110. Some reading in Italian literature and culture with considerable practice in writing and speaking Italian. Fulfills the Graduate School language requirement for the Ph.D. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 1020 - Beginning Italian 2 Continuation of ITAL 1010, with more difficult grammatical concepts explored. The cultural focus shifts to social and civic areas. Credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1050. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 1050 - Fast-Track Italian Two semesters of beginning Italian in one, for students who have studied other languages or have had previous exposure to Italian. Degree credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1010 or ITAL 1020. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • ITAL 2120 - Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 2 Continuation of ITAL 2110. Some reading in Italian literature and culture with considerable practice in writing and speaking Italian. Fulfills the Graduate School language requirement for the Ph.D. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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