Required work and form of assessment:
- Midterm exam - 15%
- Final exam - 20%
- Oral presentation 1 & 2 - 15% each, 30% total
- Final Essay - 15%
- Video - 10%
- Active participation through discussion, reading and writing - 10%
The oral presentation 1 is the research on the Italian region assigned to the student by the teacher and it is due during the semester according to teacher’s directions. Oral presentation 2 is a personal research that students conduct throughout the semester on a specific topic that particularly interested them.
The final essay is a paper on any subject related to Italian cuisine: students are expected to discuss their topic showing familiarity with it, both from a linguistic and content prospective. The paper has to be submitted as a typed text, the format is 1000 words.
The video is a group project that will be explained in class by the teacher.
- A 100-‐93: excellent; A-‐ 92-‐90: very good performance
- B+ 89-‐88: good; B 87-‐83: nearly good performance; B-‐ 82-‐80: more than adequate performance;
- C+ 79-‐78 / C 77-‐73: adequate performance; C-‐ 72-‐70: not completely adequate performance; D 69-‐60: inadequate performance;
- F 59 and below: really unsatisfactory performance.
Regular attendance and active participation in class (both at IES Abroad Center and at the Cooking School) will be fundamental for grade assessment. No excused absences will be allowed. Students are required to assimilate the new vocabulary and information presented during class and demonstrate how they are able to apply it during the practice lessons and in-class conversations. At home they will be asked to complete exercises, to read and comment texts, to do research work for in-class presentations and to use the language to interview Italian speakers. Homework assignments not completed will result in the loss of points. Written quizzes will test grammar, idiomatic expressions, vocabulary and the topics covered in class.