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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
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    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.
  • ITAL 1020 - Beginning Italian 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    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.
  • ITAL 1050 - Fast-Track Italian
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    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.
  • ITAL 2120 - Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    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.

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