ITAL-301 Advanced Conversation and Oral Expression

This course stresses the development of oral proficiency in all registers, from informal conversational settings to formal oral presentations. Culturally authentic materials found in written texts, film, oral interviews with native speakers and online resources will be used to develop proficiency in speaking and listening. Speaking will also be reinforced through a focus on pronunciation, frequent writing exercises and a review of problematic grammatical structures. Prerequisite: ITAL-202 or equivalent department-approved proficiency. 4 SH.