COURSEINFOFLI101Fall 2012 by NaFkEnF

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									                                  SYLLABUS & Info


Elementary Italian I                FLI 101

Instructor: Michèle Darrah
Office: Wither 423
Ph: 515-9284
E-mail: msdarrah@ncsu.edu
Website: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~msdarrah/
OFFICE HOURS: M/W/F 10:15 to 11:00 am and by appointment.

Textbooks:
- CIAO!, Carla Federici –Carla Riga, Boston: Thomas/Heinle, 7th Ed
- CIAO! WORKBOOK and LAB MANUAL, Carla Federici –Carla Riga, Boston: Thomas/
Heinle, 7th Ed

Objectives: The course will give particular attention to developing skills of listening,
speaking, writing and reading. All the skills will be supported by listening to CD’s,
watching Videos, active speaking in class, grammar exercises, games, reading about
every day situations, using the lab. You will be able to present yourself to others, to
understand and use familiar everyday expression, to ask simple questions and make
elementary conversation. Italian Art History and Italian History lectures, appropriate
to this level, will be presented in class.

You will develop an interest not only in the Italian language but also an
understanding for the Italian culture.

Please remember: Be on time; bring your book; do not bring food into the
classroom; turn off your cell phone. During class go out only if absolutely necessary
– and not during grammar explanation or correction!

Participation: Attendance and active participation in class are of primary
importance in order to learn a foreign language. You are required to do all the
assigned homework such as: learning the vocabulary and grammar rules, listening to
your audio CD repeatedly, doing the exercises in the workbook, and the readings.
Attendance in the language lab is also required –an average of one hour per week.
In addition there will be: some mini quizzes, a grammar –vocabulary test at the end
of each chapter, a mid term exam, an oral exam, and a final exam.

**Please obtain any missing assignment from a fellow student.

Lab: You should keep your Workbook/Lab Manual up-to-date. This work should be
finished by the end of each chapter, but it is to be done it as we progress through
the chapter. The audio files are available to you via the online virtual lab, but you
may also use the language lab. In order to use the lab you must have ‘Ciao!
Workbook and Lab Manual’ 7thEd. Once in the Lab please request tapes for ‘Ciao! 7th
Ed’ .The Lab personal will assist you. Lab: Language Technology Center 214 Laundry
Building, Tel #515 – 2463

The work in the Workbook for each chapter has to be completed before the test for
that chapter.
Grading:
Attendance, assignments, class participation, improvement, lab                 20%*
Tests                                                                          25%
Mini quizzes                                                                   10%
Mid-term Exam                                                                  10%
Final Exam                                                                     25%
Oral Exam                                                                      10%

Grading Scale: +/- grading scale. Ex: A+/- 100-97; B+/- 89-80; C+/- 79-70; D+/-
69-60; F <60

Make up: It is your responsibility to contact me as soon as possible if you miss a
quiz due to an emergency (with supporting documentation). Make up quizzes are
given only when certified appropriately and only incase of: official university
functions, required court attendance, required military duty, religious festivity,
emergency absences such as illness or injury, death or serious illness in the family.
The excused missed quiz must be rescheduled with me. In case you have a missing
quiz and you didn’t make it up, your grade for that quiz will be F.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled meetings of
the course. In case of absences, please be prepared to show me supporting
documentation. More than three (3) unexcused absences will negatively
affect your final grade (-3 points). In case of accumulation of 9 unexcused
absences, the semester grade will be F. Also see the website:
http://www.ncsu.edu/policies/academic_affairs/pols_regs/REG205.00.4.php

Honor Code: In this class, as in all classes at NCSU, the rules of the Honor Code
must be observed. Also see the website: http://www.ncsu.edu/student_affairs/osc/.

Accommodation for Student with Disabilities: I will do my best to accommodate
any documented disable student. In addition if you have any disability, please see
the website: http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/offices/affirm_action/dss/

NCSU Summer Program in Italy: From Prof.Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler:
If you are interested in studying in Italy, please contact me. I will be more than
happy to guide you in this process. I direct the Summer Study Program in
Italy. You can find information about this program in my webpage and I will be
more than happy to guide you in this process.

My Website: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/bonaduce-dressler

Italian Club: At NCSU there is also the ITALIAN CLUB to further understanding of
Italian culture, history, and language. You are strongly invited to participate in the
Club’s different activities. This is not mandatory but you can earn two (2) extra
points attending and being active in the Italian Club. Please contact Prof. Anna Rita
Bonaduce, who is Italian Club advisor, for further information.


Other Important Websites:

Tutoring: An Italian tutor may be at your disposition this semester. Please contact
the tutorial center http://www.ncsu.edu/tutorial_center/
FOR THIS SERVICE NO CHARGE IS REQUIRED.
Note:Unfortunately this service is not always available.

The Study Abroad Office: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/stud_affairs/study_abroad/        .


*Attendance, class participation, assignments, lab/work grades
Attendance is mandatory. Being late more than 5 min is equal to 1/3 of an absence
(3 tardies = 1 absence) More than 3 absences drop the participation grade (1/3
grade per absence)

Positive Participation

A (+/-): You always come to class on time and complete your assignments well and
in timely fashion. You always return your Lab Work, your HW is extremely well
presented and always on time. You always show a great enthusiasm and a strong
interest not only in the Italian language but also for the Italian culture. You always
use the Italian language as mean of communication with me and with other
students. You frequently respond to questions and are a very active participant in
class. You have a very positive attitude.



B (+/-): You always come to class and complete your assignments well and in timely
fashion. You always return your Lab Work, your HW is extremely well presented and
always on time. You try to contribute to class discussions and communicate in
Italian, but with some mistakes. You respond to questions and are an active
participant in class. You have a positive attitude.


Negative Participation

C (+/-): You come to class but you are not always prepared (ex. up to 3 times). You
rarely return your Lab Work when it is due and you rarely complete your HW. You
seldom use the Italian language in class. You pay attention, but you are not an
active class participant. You have a reckless attitude.

D (+/-): You come to class but sometimes late and you are frequently unprepared
(ex. up to 6 times). You don't pay always attention. You are not an engaged class
participant. You rarely return your Lab Work when it is due and you rarely complete
your HW. You have a negative attitude.

F: You have extended absences and you are often late. You are m006Fst always
unprepared. You never pay attention and have a disruptive behavior. You are not an
engaged class participant. You never return your Lab Work when it is due and you
never complete your HW. You use only English. You have a very negative attitude.

								
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