This is a beginning course reflecting the guidelines set forth in the Massachusetts Foreign Language Curriculum Frameworks. The four (4) language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are developed by the use of various multi-media materials to encourage communication and cultural awareness. Comparisons with our
culture and other interdisciplinary connections are integrated into the course work. The practical use of the language in everyday situations is encouraged. Students are encouraged to use the four (4) language skills to express themselves in spoken and written forms. In the first year course, special attention is placed on the ability to read and pronounce Italian in as nearly native quality as possible. CP I students will be expected to work at a more accelerated pace.