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Introduction

CCSF offers a comprehensive program of Italian language studies at all levels. Currently hundreds of students of all ages and interests take advantage of the 18 courses that are scheduled throughout the day, including evenings. The program is designed with two different emphases in order to accommodate the needs of all students, whether their primary interest in the language be work related, academic, for travel purposes, or for personal enrichment. 

Grammar emphasis: We offer 8 successive semesters of 3-unit grammar classes (or 2 semesters of 5-unit classes and 2 semesters of 3-unit classes for daytime students) as well as 2 beginning online courses for proficiency in the basics of Italian grammar.

EVENING CLASSES:

3-unit grammar and conversation classes: Italian 1A, 1A online, 1B, 1B online, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 11A, 11B, 15A and 15B

DAYTIME CLASSES:

5-unit grammar classes: Italian 1, 2.

3-unit grammar classes: Italian 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 3A, 3B , 11A and 11B.

Conversation emphasis: For students desiring a more conversational approach, our offerings also include a series of 6 semesters of 3-unit conversation classes. 

3-unit conversation classes: Italian 10A, 10B, 10C, 10D, 11A, 11B, 15A, 15B, ITAL3A/B/11A/B (Some classes like Italian 3A/11A , 3B/11B, 4A/15A, 4B/15B may be taken non-sequentially. This new format will allow students who had already taken the intermediate or advanced grammar classes to repeat the class by enrolling in the conversational class and still receive credit for that.

Starting Fall 2014 Italian classes at CCSF will have a new format: there will be a combination of grammar and conversational classes; in this way students will be able to repeat a class by enrolling in the conversational or grammar class that they like and still receive credit for that.

Students seeking a more intensive study opportunity are encouraged to take both a grammar class and a conversation class simultaneously to increase their weekly hours of exposure to the language and to more fully develop their skills in the various facets of the language. All of the Italian courses at CCSF, in conjunction with a state-of-the-art language laboratory with online availability, are designed to help students attain the highest possible level of proficiency in the four basic language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and to provide some critical insight into the history and the vast artistic, literary and culture heritage of Italy. All of the grammar courses are transferable to both the CSU and UC systems, and both the grammar and conversation courses are transferable to the CSU system. 

Other opportunities include:

-Study Abroad Program. The two available programs include 2 semesters in Florence (Spring and Fall) during the academic year and a month in Rome during the summer.

-Certificate of Completion in Italian. You may earn a Certificate of Completion in Italian by completing 15 or more units of Italian at CCSF within a five year period.

-Istituto Italiano di Cultura. We are fortunate to have in downtown San Francisco the Italian Cultural Institute with a full schedule of cultural events and film screenings throughout the year as well as abundant scholarship offerings for language study in many places throughout Italy. The Italian Cultural Institute is funded by the Italian government and open to the public. 

ITALIAN COURSES

  COMPREHENSIVE SERIES
(develop all skills : reading, speaking, comprehension and stresses writing ability)
CONVERSATIONAL SERIES
(stresses speaking, comprehension and reading ability)
1st SEMESTER
(Total beginners or students who have forgotten most of their Italian)

ITALIAN 1 ( 5 units)
Or at a slower pace:
ITALIAN 1A ( 3 units) 1st semester
ITALIAN 1B (3 units) 2nd semester
(Italian 1A +1B= Italian 1)

ITALIAN 10A (3 units)
Elementary conversation fundamental for total beginners)

ITALIAN 10B (3 units)
Elementary conv: expands basic knowledge of Italian for conversational purposes)
2nd SEMESTER
(Continues previous course or accept students who have Italian 1 equivalency)
ITALIAN 2 ( 5 units)
Or at a slower pace:
ITALIAN 2A ( 3 units) 1st semester
ITALIAN 2B (3 units) 2nd semester
(Italian 2A+ 2B=Italian 2)

ITALIAN 10C (3 units)
Continuation of elementary conv : completes basic knowledge of Italian for conversational purposes)

ITALIAN 10D (3 units)
 Continuation of elementary conv : builds vocabulary, comprehension and conversational ability)
3rd SEMESTER
(Continues previous course or accept students who have Italian 2 equivalency)
ITALIAN 3A ( 3 units) 5thsemester
ITALIAN 3B (3 units) 6th semester
(Italian 3A +3B can be taken non –sequentially = Italian 3)

ITALIAN 11A (3 units)
Intermediate : completes basic knowledge of Italian for conversational purposes)

ITALIAN 11B (3 units)
Intermediate : builds vocabulary, comprehension and conversational ability)
4th SEMESTER
(Continues previous course or accept students who have Italian 3 equivalency)
ITALIAN 4A ( 3 units) 7thsemester
ITALIAN 4B (3 units) 8th semester
(Italian 4A +4B can be taken non –sequentially = Italian 4)

ITALIAN 15A (3 units)
Advanced :conversation practice for more advanced level students)

ITALIAN 15B (3 units)
Advanced :conversation practice for more advanced level students)
5th SEMESTER
(Continues previous course or accept advanced level students )
   
6th SEMESTER
(Continues previous course or accept advanced level students )
   

 


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