This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Italian. The instructional goal is to develop basic vocabulary and understanding of the structure of the Italian language. The course will begin with the review of the Italian sound system, and continue with basic vocabulary acquisition and grammar. The instruction will focus on developing the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of the 6 week session the students will be able to name objects around them, count, read and comprehend short texts, engage in brief conversations on everyday topics (family life, weather, ordering a meal at the restaurant, asking for directions, etc). This class is held Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm. Cost $145, textbook not included (you can purchase book from our bookstore).